MAY 16th was ALL OF THIS!!
Compiled by CrossDove Writers
The following happenings are what the day of MAY 15TH something special!!
MAY 16th in HISTORY:
In 1965 the Campbell Soup Company introduced ‘Spaghetti-O’s’.
In 1946 the Musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opened/debuted at New York’s Imperial Theatre.
In 1939, Food Stamps were issued for the first time as a successful aid to excess surpluses and unemployment.
In 1927 the Supreme Court ruled that bootleggers must pay income tax.
In 1866 the United States Congress eliminates the half-dime coin and authorizes the minting of a five-cent coin we know as the nickel.
MAY 16th in the WORLD OF BUSINESS:
In 1988 the Surgeon General declares that nicotine was as addictive as heroin and cocaine, a declaration that dramatically effected the tobacco industry.
MAY 16th in the WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT:
In 1929 the first Academy Awards Show was held as a banquet at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
MAY 16th in GEORGRAPHY:
In 1527 the Medicis are run out by the Florentines and Florence is established as a Republic.
MAY 16th in the WORLD OF SPORTS:
In 1980 the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers to win their 7th NBA Title.
MAY 16th as a HOLIDAY:
May 16th is considered NATIONAL DAY in Southern Sudan as declared by Salva Kiir Mayardit to celebrate Southern Sudan’s nationhood.
A FAMOUS QUOTE from MAY 16th:
In 1987, Ronald Reagan was quoted as saying – “Well, one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.”