This Day in History: Stocks, Horses, and Gays

As part of our “Summer Streamlining” The Conservative Journal is please to introduce the latest new feature: “This Day in History”!  The “This Day in History” posts will consist of the most important events that happened on that date of years in the past, as well as some less-than-important information to lighten the mood.  Here’s the first “This Day in History” post, enjoy:

May 17th

  • 1792- The New York Stock Exchange formed.  I wonder how much a share of Ye Olde Trading Post cost?
  • 1849- St. Louis was nearly burnt to a crisp by a massive fire.
  • 1875- The First Kentucky Derby is held.
  • 1954- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously passes Brown v. Board of Education, ending segregation in public schools.
  • 1973- Televised Senate hearings begin regarding the Watergate Scandal.
  • 1992- The World Health Organization finally takes Homosexuality off of its list of illnesses.
  • 2004- Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.  Somewhere, Barney Frank is smiling.
  • 2007- For the first time since 1953, trains cross the 38th parallel between North and South Korea.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to…

  • Famous boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, 53.
  • Irish folk singer Enya, 48.
  • Everyone’s favorite Belasurian pop singer Angelica Agurbash, 39.
  • San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, 27.

Only the very rich and famous get a shout out from us.

In Memory Of..

  • James Buchanon’s vice president John C. Breckinridge, 1875.
  • Lawrence Welk, without him there would be no Judice on SNL, 1992.
  • Former Stan Lee Comics comic book artist Dave Berg, 2002.

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Thanks for reading!

Rick

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