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This Day in History: Canada, Ford, and Baseball

May 27th

  • 1813- In Canada, American forces capture Fort George as a part of the War of 1812.
  • 1883- Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
  • 1896- The F4-strength St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damages.
  • 1907- A Bubonic plague outbreak begins in San Francisco, California.
  • 1927- The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing the Ford Model T.
  • 1967- The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is christened by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
  • 1995- Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
  • 1997- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.
  • 1998- Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the Oklahoma City bombing.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a Happy Birthday to..

  • Australian politician Pauline Hanson because she made her own political party, 55.
  • ABC News anchor Cynthia McFadden, 53.
  • Former Houston Astros player Jeff Bagwell, 41.
  • Baseball champ and current free-agent Frank Thomas, 41.

Bolivian mothers: Happy Mother’s Day!

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Pointless Post of the Day: Dr. Charles R. Baxter

Dr. Charles R. Baxter was the doctor that unsuccessfully attempted to save Presiden John F. Kennedy after he was shot in Dallas, Texas.  Baxter was born in Paris, Texas, and earned his degree in medicine from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1954.  He also worked on Texas Governor John Connally, who also suffered injuries from the Dallas shooting.  After operating on Kennedy, Baxter had this to say:

As soon as we realized we had nothing medical to do, we all backed off from the man with a reverence that one has for one’s president, and we did not continue to be doctors from that point on. We became citizens again, and there were probably more tears shed in that room than in the surrounding hundred miles.

Baxter also made great advances in the care of burn victims, and played a large part in the creation of Gatorade.  Baxter died March 10, 2005 from Pneumonia at the age of 75.

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This Day in History: Mexico, JFK, and Paper Mario

May 19th

  • 1780- Thick smoke and heavy cloud cover cause complete darkness to befall New England and Canada.  It was big Colonial-style blackout.
  • 1848- Mexico officiates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which gives us California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day states.  This ends the Mexican-American War, and all for less than $15 million out of our vault.
  • 1921- Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act, which for the first time sets a limit on the volume of national immigration.
  • 1962- Marilyn Monroe performs her infamous rendition of “Happy Birthday” for then President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1991- Croatia becomes an independent nation.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to…

  • former NFL football star Archie Manning, 60.
  • AC/DC drumer Phil Rudd, 55.
  • the voice of “Goombella” from the game Paper Mario Kelly Sheridan, 32.

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

In Memory of..

  • author Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1864.
  • former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 1994.

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