May 20, 2017
May 20. In 1506, Christopher Columbus died a pauper. In 1609, Shakespeare’s sonnets were first published. In 1830, the fountain pen was patented. In 1873, Levi Strauss began marketing blue jeans with copper rivets. In 1930, the first airplane was catapulted from a dirigible. In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. In 1940, the first “campers” arrived at Auschwitz. In 1941, Germany invaded Crete. In 1961, a white mob attacked the Freedom Riders in Montgomery. In 1978, Mavis Hutchinson (53) became the first woman to run across America. In 1989, Gilda Radner died. Happy Birthday, Honoré de Balzac, Henri Rousseau, Joe Cocker, Cher. It’s Josephine Baker Day and National Awakening Day in Indonesia. Mission: Dress up and dance for national awakening.