Today is Wednesday, May 5th. It’s Cinco de Mayo, National Hoagie Day, World Hand Hygiene Day, International Midwives’ Day, National Enchilada Day, National Bike To School Day, National Astronaut Day, Museum Lover’s Day and International Roller Derby Day
There are 4 days remaining until Mother’s Day
There are 26 days remaining until Memorial Day
There are 47 days until Summer
Today is the day that…
— in 1494, On the second voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at Discovery Bay
— in 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile while on the island of St. Helena
— in 1891, Carnegie Hall opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is the first guest conductor
— in 1904, Cy Young pitched baseball’s first perfect game
— in 1925, John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, TN, was arrested for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.
— in 1941, The first modern perfume, Chanel No. 5, is released by fashion designer Coco Chanel
— in 1962, the West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays there for 54 weeks, more than twenty weeks longer than any other album since
— in 1968, Buffalo Springfield play their last concert at a show in Long Beach, California
— in 1972, Paul Simon, Chicago and Carole King all perform at a benefit concert for presidential candidate George McGovern
— in 1973, future Triple Crown winner Secretariat wins the Kentucky Derby
— in 1978, Pete Rose smacked his 3,000th major-league hit
— in 1979, Peaches and Herb’s “Reunited” hits #1 in America
— in 1984, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders marries Jim Kerr of Simple Minds
— in 1986, Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun announces that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be built in Cleveland, Ohio
— in 1988, Michael Jackson became the first non-Soviet to be featured in a Russian TV commercial when his Pepsi commercial debuts there
— in 1990, Diff’rent Strokes star Todd Bridges was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine
— in 1992, The Beach Boys appear on an episode ABC-TV’s Full House
— in 1993, The final episode of “Quantum Leap” aired on NBC
— in 2000, The final episode of “Boy Meets World” aired on ABC
— also in 2000, Angelina Jolie marries actor Billy Bob Thornton
— in 2009, Tina Turner closes out her 50th Anniversary Tour with a show in Sheffield, England that turns out to be her last concert
— in 2015, scientists announce the discovery of the oldest and most distant galaxy known to man
— in 2016, Arsenio Hall files a $5 million defamation suit against Sinead O’Connor after the singer posts a message on Facebook suggesting the comedian was Prince’s drug dealer
— and in 2018, The musical Jagged Little Pill, based on Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album of the same name, debuts at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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