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Thursday, May 12, 2005

On this Day

Thursday, May 12th
The 132nd day of 2005
There are 233 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History

On May 12, 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.

On May 12, 1820, Florence Nightingale, the Englishwoman who established nursing as a trained profession for women, was born. Following her death on Aug. 13, 1910, her obituary appeared in The Times.

On May 12, 1877, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about Chancellor Otto von Bismarck of Germany.

Reference: The New York Times

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