Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Today in History....May 15

On this day in …

* 1911, the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Co., ruling it was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act

* 1918, U.S. airmail began service between Washington, Philadelphia and New York

* 1930, registered nurse Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard an Oakland-to-Chicago flight operated by Boeing Air Transport (a forerunner of United Airlines)

* 1942, wartime gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles

* 1963, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard Faith 7 on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program

* 1972, George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer and left paralyzed while campaigning in Laurel, Md., for the Democratic presidential nomination

* 1986, searchers on Oregon's Mount Hood found two teenage survivors of a hiking expedition that became trapped in a whiteout blizzard.
Nine other climbers died

* 1997, space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to deliver urgently needed repair equipment and a fresh American astronaut to Russia's orbiting Mir station. ALSO: Attorney General Janet Reno requested the death penalty for Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski. (However, under an arrangement in which he admitted his guilt, Kaczynski agreed to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.)

* 2006, in an Oval Office address, President Bush said he would order as many as 6,000 National Guard troops to secure the U.S.
border with Mexico, and he urged Congress to give millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship. ALSO: A defiant Saddam Hussein refused to enter a plea at his trial, insisting he was still Iraq's president as a judge formally charged him with crimes against humanity. And: The Pentagon disclosed the names of everyone detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison since it opened four years earlier.
And: The U.S. removed Libya from its list of terrorist states and said it would restore normal diplomatic relation

1 Comments:

At 3:51 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

* 2006, in an Oval Office address, President Bush said he would order as many as 6,000 National Guard troops to secure the U.S.
border with Mexico, and he urged Congress to give millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship...Sheesh..wev'e come a longggggggggg way Joe..NOT!

 

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