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Monday, May 09, 2005

On this Day

Monday, May 09th
The 129th day of 2005
There are 236 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On May 9, 1994, South Africa's newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country's first black president. (Go to article.)
On May 9, 1874, Howard Carter, the British archaeologist who discovered the Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamen, was born. Following his death on March 2, 1939, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obituary)
On May 9, 1863, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the process of emancipation from slavery during the Civil War. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Referefnce: The New York Times

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