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WAY BACK WHEN for Wednesday, May 17, 2023  1792, The New York Stock Exchange was founded by brokers meeting under a tree located on what is now Wall Street. 1845, the Rubber Band was patented. 1875 The first Kentucky Derby was run.

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WAY BACK WHEN for Tuesday, May 16, 2023  1886 The nickel 5-cent piece was authorized by the U.S. Congress replacing the silver half-dime. 1920 The First Academy Awards were held. “Wings” won the Oscar for bets film.

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WAY BACK WHEN for Friday, May 12, 2023 1861 Julia Ward Howe’s song “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was performed for the first time at a flag-raising ceremony for Union recruits at a Fort near Boston.

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 11, 2023 1502 Explorer Christopher Columbus set sail on his fourth voyage to the “New World.” He was searching for a westward passage to the Indian Ocean mainland. 1659 The celebration of

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WAY BACK WHEN for Wednesday, May 10, 2022 1508 Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo began his work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. He completed the masterpiece 5 years later. 1869, America’s First Transcontinental Railroad was finished.  The

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WAY BACK WHEN for Tuesday, May 9, 2023 1899 The first Lawn Mower was patented. 1914 Then President Woodrow Wilson established the first Mother’s Day. 1960 The F.D.A. approved use of the birth control pill. 1992 The

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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, May 8, 2023  1886 The soft drink Coca-Cola was invented by John Pemberton. He called it “Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage.” 1945 V.E. Day. British and Americans celebrate Germany’s unconditional surrender

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Friday, May 5, 2023, Also known as Cinco de Mayo!    1862 a fledgling Mexican army defeated much larger and better equipped French forces. Also known as Cinco de Mayo. Two

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 4, 2023 “Star Wars Day!” – “May the 4th be with you!”  1626, a Dutch colonist named Peter Minuit landed on the island of Manhattan.  He eventually bought the island from the Indians for beads