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Calendar for May 15th, 2014

Every Year

  • International Day of Families

  • 1600s

  • 1602: English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold arrived at Shoal Hope in what is now Massachusetts. They caught so many cod there they renamed it Cape Cod

  • 1610s

  • 1618: Johannes Kepler verified his Third Law of Planetary Motion

  • 1710s

  • 1718: James Puckle was granted a patent for his "Defence Gun," the world's first rapid-fire gun

  • 1850s

  • Born 1856: L. Frank Baum (author)

  • Born 1857: Williamina Fleming (astronomer)

  • Born 1859: Pierre Curie (chemist)

  • 1880s

  • Died 1886: Emily Dickinson (poet)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1890: Katherine Anne Porter (novelist)

  • 1900s

  • 1900: Rain and fish fell from the sky in Olneyville, Rhode Island. Most of the fish measured 2- to 4-inches long.

  • 1930s

  • 1930: Ellen Church became the first airline stewardess, at Boeing Air Transport

  • 1960s

  • 1963: First live TV pictures received from a U.S. spacecraft, (Faith 7)

  • Born 1969: Emmitt Smith (football player)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Rod Smith (football player)

  • 1972: Governor George Wallace of Alabama was shot

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Josh Beckett (baseball player)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: June Carter Cash (singer)

  • 2005: Boston Red Sox player Manny Ramirez hit his 400th home run

  • Died 2007: Jerry Falwell

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Barbara Stuart (actress)


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