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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 2nd

    in 1834, Wilhelm Mauser is born

    in 1863, U.S. Civil War, Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, VA he is wounded by his own men

    in 1865, US President Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis

    In 1895, Wild Bunch gang member, Bittercreek Newcomb is gunned down by the Dunn Brothers

    in 1941, Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy

    in 1946, Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die

    in 1947, Alan Gottlieb is born

    in 1986, Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, BC

    in 2000, "Selective Availability" of the GPS system was discontinued as a result of the 1996 executive order, allowing users to receive a non-degraded signal globally.

    in 2011, Osama Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 14th

    in 1787, Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution

    in 1804, The Lewis & Clark Expedition leaves St. Louis, MO for the Pacific Coast

    in 1863, American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place.

    in 1932, "We Want Beer!" parade in NY, protesting prohibition

    in 1940, Nazis bomb Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrenders to Germany

    in 1944, Gen Rommel, Speidel & Von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler

    in 1955, Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania; the Cold War Begins

    in 1961, Mother's Day, One of the Buses with the 1st group of Freedom Riders is bombed & burned in Alabama by the KKK

    in 1974, Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed

    in 1987, The 1st production (serial #1) Colt model of 1873 Single Action Army is sold at auction for $242,000

    in 1998, The final episode of Seinfeld airs, 76 million people tune in

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 15th

    Peace Officers Memorial Day

    in 1602, Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold

    in 1718, James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun

    in 1730, Robert Walpole becomes effectively Britain's 1st prime minister

    in 1864, US Civil War, Skirmish at Marksville (Avoyelles) (Red River Campaign)

    in 1882, May Laws-Czar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania

    in 1883, Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary & Germany

    in 1905, Las Vegas Nevada founded

    in 1934, US Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive

    in 1940, McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

    in 1944, 14,000 Jews of Munkacs, Hungary, deported to Auschwitz

    in 1945, World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.

    in 1972, Assassination attempt on US Governor George Wallace of Alabama by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 16th

    in 1771, The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.

    in 1860, in Chicago, the Republican Convention selects Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for President

    in 1863, US Civil War, Battle of Champion's Hill, MS-bloodiest action of Vicksburg Campaign

    in 1864, US Civil War, Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)

    in 1866, Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer

    in 1868, By one vote, US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson

    in 1883, Buffalo Bill Cody opens his Wild West Show

    in 1891, George A Hormel & Co introduce Spam

    in 1918, The Unconstitutional Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprison-able offense.

    in 1939, The Democratic Congress & White House issue Food stamps for the 1st time.

    in 1943, Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends after 30 days of fighting, symbolically culminating with the demolition of the Great Synagogue of Warsaw

    in 1991, Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

    in 2004, The Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Here during 1930s and early 1940s communist bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 17th

    in 1733, England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions

    in 1756, Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)

    in 1775, American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.

    in 1792, 24 merchants form The New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street

    in 1862, US Civil War, Battle of Princeton WV, ends, about 128 causalities

    in 1872, The Bohemian Club incorporated in San Francisco

    in 1927, U.S. Army aviation pioneer, Major Harold Geiger, dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania, Spokane Int. Airport carries the airport code designation GEG in his honor.

    in 1938, US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy

    in 1943, Operation Chastise, the Eder Dam in northern Germany is destroyed by "Bouncing Bombs" dropped by the RAF. The operation is featured in the video game Call of Duty

    in 1944, General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th

    in 1954, Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 "separate but equal" Plessy Vs Ferguson decision

    in 1973, Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings

    in 1987, USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 18th

    in 1631, John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts

    in 1652, Rhode Island enacts 1st law, declaring slavery illegal

    in 1825, gun maker Daniel B. Wesson I is born

    in 1894 Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France

    in 1897, Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published

    in 1904, Greek-American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco

    in 1910, Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic

    in 1917, US enacts The Selective Service

    in 1942, NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II

    in 1944, Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans

    in 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupts, on Sunday May 18th 1980 at 8:32AM a 5.1 magnitude earthquake caused the largest landslide in recorded history. The north slope and summit of the mountain collapsed. 57 people died $1.1B in property damage

    in 1998, United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 19th

    in 1749, King George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley

    in 1780, About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England, only now known to be caused by forest fires in Canada

    in 1793, Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)

    in 1828, U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828/Tariff of Abominations into law to protect industry in the Northern States

    in 1865, President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

    in 1879, John Moses Browning filed for hist first of the 128 firearms patents

    in 1941, New Nazi battleship Bismarck leaves Gdynia, Poland

    in 1943, Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews)

    in 1958, US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

    in 1986, The Firearm Owners Protection Act is passed

    in 1992, Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in Massapequa Long Island

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 21st
    Armed Forces Day

    in 1758, Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape Indians during the French and Indian War.

    in 1819, The 1st bicycles (called swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC

    in 1861, Richmond, Va, is designated The Confederate Capital

    in 1881, Clara Barton creates the Red Cross; Gun maker John Pederson is born

    in 1898, US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington authorized

    in 1908, 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago

    in 1914, The Greyhound Bus Co is started in Minnesota

    in 1918, US House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote, it was then sent to the Senate where the Democrats opposed the Amendment

    in 1921, Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co

    in 1927, Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after first solo air crossing of Atlantic

    in 1932, 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland

    in 1941, SS Robin Moore is first US ship sunk by a U-boat

    in 1945, Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler of the Nazi SS captured

    in 1969, Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death: later commuted to life imprisonment


    in 1982, British troops land on Falkland Islands

    in 2004, Stanislav Petrov is awarded the World Citizen Award for averting a potential World War III in 1983.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 22nd

    U.S. National Maritime Day


    in 1370, Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels, Belgium

    in 1455, Opening battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI

    in 1807, Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Va (acquitted)

    in 1843, 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

    in 1861, Thornsbury Bailey Brown becomes the first Union soldier to be killed by a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War

    in 1863, US Civil War, General Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

    in 1868, The Great Train Robbery took place near Marshfield, Ind, The Reno Brothers Gang make off with $98,000 in cash

    in 1915, Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain, other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.

    in 1933, World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated

    in 1939, Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

    in 1942, Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan

    in 1959, Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black major general in US Air Force

    in 1961, 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle) opens

    in 1973, President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up

    in 1977, The Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)

    in 1992, Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show, this comes on the anniversary of Bob Hope's last show (1956)

    in 1998, Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Clinton

    in 2002, In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.

    in 2013, Tincanbandit's Blog begins

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    May 23rd

    in 1420, Jews of Syria & Austria expelled

    in 1430, Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English

    in 1609, Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.

    in 1701, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore.

    in 1774, Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)

    in 1785, Ben Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

    in 1788, South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

    in 1861, Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the Union

    in 1867, Jesse James' gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

    in 1908, Part of Great White Fleet (US Navy) arrives in Puget Sound, Washington

    in 1934, Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow gunned down by a posse of police officers in Louisiana

    in 1945, British military police arrest Nazi Admiral Karl Doenitz on the same day Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison

    in 1960, Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

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