Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Today in History: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On May 19, 1925, black Muslim leader Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Neb.
 
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On this date in:
1536Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery.
1588The Spanish Armada set sail for England.
1935T.E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died in England from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
1962Actress Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy during a fundraiser at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1967The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Britain banning nuclear weapons from outer space.
1992Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded in Massapequa, N.Y., by her husband Joey's teenage lover, Amy Fisher.
1992The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
1994Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64.
2001Apple, Inc. opened its first retail stores, in Tysons Corner, Va., and Glendale, Calif.
2004Specialist Jeremy C. Sivits received a year in prison and a bad conduct discharge in the first court-martial stemming from abuse of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison.
2005"Revenge of the Sith," the final chapter of the "Star Wars" saga, opened in movie theaters.
2011Katie Couric, the first regular solo anchorwoman of a network evening newscast, signed off the "CBS Evening News" for the last time after five years.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett turns 39 years old today.

NameProfessionAge
Jim LehrerBroadcast journalist81
David HartmanTV personality80
Peter MayhewActor ("Star Wars")71
Pete TownshendRock musician (The Who)70
Grace JonesSinger, actress, model63
Rock musician Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) turns 66 years old today.
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