Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Der Bingle was born on this day - 113 years ago! Although his birth is what I remember most about May 3rd, here are some other events that happened on Bing's birthday...

1802-Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.

1867-The Hudson’s Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.

1877-Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game.

1921-West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to enforcement issues.

1937-Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

1947-New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.

1948-The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Shelley v. Kraemer that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.

1952-The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network.

1957-Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, to Los Angeles.

1978-The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as “spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.

1979-After the general election, Margaret Thatcher forms her first government as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1987-A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.

2001-The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.


No comments:

Post a Comment