The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History

1812 In London, Spencer Perceval, prime minister of Britain since 1809, was shot to death by demented businessman John Bellingham

1942 Go Down, Moses, by William Faulkner, was published

1949 Israel was admitted to the United Nations.

1949 Siam changed its named to Thailand.

1981 Reggae musician Bob Marley died of cancer at age 36.

1997 The Deep Blue IBM computer defeated Garry Kasparov to win a six-game chess match between man and machine in New York.


~ by thehalobender on May 11, 2009.

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