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Thursday, May 05, 2005

On this Day

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Thursday, May 05th
The 125th day of 2005
There are 240 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History
On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became America's first space traveler as he made a 15-minute suborbital flight in a capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Go to article)

On May 5, 1864, Nellie Bly, the American newspaper writer who challenged herself in an around-the-world race, was born. Following her death on Jan. 27, 1922, her obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obituary)

On May 5, 1860, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.