Archive for May 14th, 2012

EXPEDITION BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1804

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806), was the first transcontinental
expedition to the
Pacific coast undertaken by the United States. Commissioned
by President
Thomas Jefferson, it was led by two Virginia-born veterans of Indian
wars
in the Ohio Valley, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Their objectives were
both scientific and commercial, to study the area’s plants, animal life, and geography, 
and to learn how the region could be exploited economically.

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1903

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SETTLEMENT ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1607

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Jamestown was a settlement in the Colony of Virginia that was established by the  
Virginia Company of London as "James Fort", named for King James I of England. It 
was the first permanent
English settlement in what is now the United States, following several earlier failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke. It would serve
as capital of the colony for 83 years (from 1616 until 1699).

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THE NUMBER-FIVE SONG OF 1953

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Sheet Music, 1953

RAGS TO RICHES 78

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Tony Bennett will be 86 August 3rd.

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LAUNCH OF SKYLAB 1 ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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OL’ BLUE EYES DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1998

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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

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