On this day in 1429 Joan of Arc lead Orleans, France, to victory over Britain.
In 1813 rubber was patented by J.F. Hummel.
In 1852 the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published.
In 1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
In 1945 the German Army in Italy surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.
In 1974 President Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.
In 1985 Billy Martin became the Yankee’s manager for a fourth time. In 1986, it was the day Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens struck out a major league record 20 Mariner batters. Also in 1988 on the same day, the Orioles set a major league record by losing their first 21 games.
And in 1992 rioting began after a jury acquitted four Los Angeles policemen in the Rodney King beating trial. 54 people were killed over 3 days.
Quote of the Day
“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.”
George Allen, Sr.
It Don’t Mean A Thing…….
What was the topic of your Pastor’s sermon yesterday?