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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, June 1, 2023  1813 U.S. Captain James Lawrence ordered “Don’t give up the ship” after being mortally wounded in battle during the War of 1812. 1925 Baseball legend Lou Gehrig began his record

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WAY BACK WHEN for Tuesday, May 31, 2023  1678 The first Lady Godiva Procession to celebrate the legend Godiva’s famous nude ride through Coventry marketplace. Her husband, had promised to relieve Coventry of its heavy taxes if

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WAY BACK WHEN for Tuesday, May 30, 2023  1431 – 19-year-old Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in France, after being found guilty on charges of sorcery and heresy. 1868 – General John Logan was

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 25, 2023  1951 Baseball legend Willie Mays played his first major-league game. 1969 The controversial film ‘Midnight Cowboy’ was released. The first X-Rated film to win an Oscar; however, its rating was later

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WAY BACK WHEN for Wednesday, May 24, 2022 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened. It connected the cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Its construction took 14

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WAY BACK WHEN for Tuesday, May 23, 2023  1701 Scottish pirate, Capt. William ‘Billy the” Kidd was hanged. He had been commissioned by the King to hunt pirates, but instead became one, for which he was hanged

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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, May 22, 2023  1891 Thomas Edison gives the first public demonstration of his motion picture camera, the Kinetoscope. 1956 The NBC Peacock airs its feathers, making its first on-air appearance. NBC used

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WAY BACK WHEN for Friday, May 20, 2022 1906 The Federated Boys’ Clubs was organized. It is now known as the Boys’ Clubs of America.  1910 The earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet. The comet’s

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 18, 2022 1860, Abraham Lincoln was nominated as the Republican candidate for U.S. president at a convention in Chicago. 1927, Grauman’s Chinese Theater opened in Hollywood, California, with the premiere of Cecil B. De Mille’s “The King of Kings”. 2001,