Let’s have a garden party and I will bring the Coca-Cola. We could all celebrate VE day and Robert Johnson’s birthday who was the first well known musician to die at the age of 27, before it became trendy later when Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all did that. Hey Sunday is Mother’s Day and that is another reason to celebrate. We are all going down The Long And Winding Road, so there is no reason to go on a hunger strike.
1886 Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what would later be called Coca-Cola.
1899 Ernest Rutherford publishes his discovery of two different kinds of radiation (Alpha and Beta Particles).
1911 Robert Johnson, the American blues singer was born on this day
1914 The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
1933 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
1940 Ricky Nelson was born.
1945 VE Day / Victory is declared in Europe.
1956 – Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of Mad Magazine for the first time.
1958 US President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas as Ernest Green became the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
1961 The New York Metropolitan Baseball Club was renamed the New York Mets.
1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army.
1970 The Beatles released their last album Let It Be.
1978 David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) pleaded guilty to murder in a Brooklyn courtroom.
1987 Gary Hart withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
2008 Vladimir Putin was appointed as the Russian Prime Minister.
2018 President Trump pulls the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.
Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress What Day is it Anyway? Thursday, May 7th, 2020