- 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.
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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