1570 1st atlas ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
1843 1st wagon train with 700 – 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon
1946 First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
2014 Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom’s constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country’s first coup in 1932
760 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
1200 Treaty of Le Goulet signed between France and England
1370 Jews are expelled and massacred in Brussels, Belgium
1377 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe
1455 Opening battle in England’s 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI
1526 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
1954 KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1965 “Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious”, from the film “Mary Poppin” hits #66
1900 American inventor Edwin S Votey receives patent for pneumatic piano player
1926 “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” by Gene Austin hits #1
1961 “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
1961 “Touchables In Brooklyn” by Dickie Goodman hits #42
1965 Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride” single goes #1
1994 Musical sequel “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Goes Public” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 16 performances
1883 Cubs’ Billy Sunday’s 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
1885 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49
1902 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
1906 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
1927 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
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Today’s Word is
concentrated, highly aromatic mixture similar to essential oils.