Historical Events for 12th May 2019

1897 – 1800-1900 year old fossil of “girl of Yde” found in Drente, Netherlands
1913 – Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
1926 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad
1938 – Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
1941 – British forces march into Alexandria
1956 – Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine’s 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
1964 – Manlio Brosio chosen as secretary-general of NATO
1967 – H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
1981 – “Lena Horne: Lady, Music” opens at Nederlander NYC for 333 performances
1986 – Fred Markham (US), unpaced and unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, California

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