May 20, 2017
May 6. In 1527, Spanish and German troops sacked Rome, signaling the end of the Renaissance. In 1840, the first adhesive postage stamp went on sale in Great Britain. In 1877, Chief Crazy Horse surrendered in Nebraska. In 1915, Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run. In 1937, the Hindenburg crashed and burned in New Jersey. In 1954, Roger Banister broke the four-minute mile. In 1960, Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960, which attempted to ensure justice in voter registration procedures. Happy Birthday, Sigmund Freud, Orson Welles, Sonia Rykiel, Willie Mays, Angela Hernandez Nunez. It’s International No Diet Day. Mission: Eat well, no limits. You need strength for the new Renaissance. Oh, and what about those voter registration laws???