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This Day in History, May 29th: Ronald Reagan, The Hoover Dam, and Melissa Etheridge

May 29th

  • 1790- Rhode Island finally gets around to ratifying the Constituition, and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
  • 1848- Wisconsin becomes the 30th U.S. state.
  • 1886- Coke (the drink) is advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Journal.
  • 1935- The Hoover Dam is completed.
  • 1988- Ronald Reagan makes his first trip to Soviet Union.
  • 1999- Space Shuttle Discovery completes its first docking with the International Space Station.
  • 2004- The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to..

  • American rock singer Melissa Etheridge, 48.
  • Blair from The Facts of Life, Lisa Whelchel, 46.
  • Former American Idol contestant and plus-sized model Joanne Borgella, 27.

Happy International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers everyone!

To those of you that worship uner the Bahá’í Faith (Rainn Wilson/Dwight Schrute), happy Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh!

To those in Nepal, happy Republic Day!

Nigerians, happy Democracy Day!

And finally, Rhode Islanders and Wisonsinonians, happy Statehood Day!

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This Day in History: Vampires, Comets, and Congress

May 18th

  • 1498- Vasco de Gama reaches Calicut, India.

  • 1652- Rhode Island passes the first laws in North America making slavery illegal.
  • 1804- Napolean Bonaparte declared the Emperor of France by the French Senate.
  • 1863- The Siege of Vicksburg begins as part of the Civil War.
  • 1897- Dracula is first published.  Twilight fans, thank Irish Author Bram Stoker for the vampire.
  • 1910- Haley’s Comet passes through the night sky.
  • 1969- Apollo 10 is launched.
  • 1980- Mt. St. Helens in Alaska erupts, killing 57 and causing several billion in damages.
  • 1992- The 27th amendment is finally ratified 202 years after initial submission.  This amendment prohibits salaries of members of Congress from being raised during the term.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to…

  • My favorite Luxembourgian politician and former Prime Minister, Jacques Santer, 72.
  • Country music singer George Strait, 57.
  • The brilliantly hilarious Tina Fey, 39.

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

In Memory Of..

  • Victim of the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption Harry Randall Truman, 1980.
  • The first female member of Congress Jeannette Rankin, 1973.

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