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Monday, May 16, 2005

On this Day

Monday, May 16th
The 136rd day of 2005
There are 229 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On May 16, 1868, the United States Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment against him. (Johnson was acquitted of all charges.) (Go to article)

On May 16, 1882, Anne O'Hare McCormick, the American journalist who became the first woman on the editorial board of The New York Times, was born. Following her death on May 29, 1954, her obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obituraries)

On May 16, 1857, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the first attempt to lay a transatlantic telegraph cable. (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.