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May 22, 2011

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May 22, 1826: HMS Beagle (Darwin) departs on its first voyage.

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May 21, 2011

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May 21, 1881: The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.

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May 19, 2011

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May 19, 1535: French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona’s two sons, whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage.

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May 18, 2011

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May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States killing 57 people and causing $3 billon in damage.

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May 2, 2011

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May 2, 2000: President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

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May 1, 2011

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May 1, 2003: 2003 Invasion of Iraq–In what becomes known as the “Mission Accomplished” speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln, President George W. Bush declares that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.”

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April 30, 2011

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April 30, 1938: The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theater, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).

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April 29, 2011

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April 29, 1953: The first U.S. experimental 3-D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

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April 28, 2011

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April 28, 1930: The first night game in organized baseball takes place in Independence, Kanasas

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April 27, 2011

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April 27, 1981: Xeroz PARC introduces the computer mouse

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