On This Day Weekend May 9, 10, 11
On This Day in history:
1930- A starting gate is used to start a Triple Crown race for the first time.
1944- Jimmie Davis becomes the Governor of Louisiana. He wrote the song "You Are My Sunshine."
1960- The US Food and Drug Administration approved sale for an oral birth-control pill for the first time.
1962- A laser beam is successfully bounced off the moon for the first time.
1994- Nelson Mandela is chosen to be South Africa's first black President.
1503- Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands
1908- The first Mother's Day observance takes place during a church service in Grafton, West Virginia.
1924- J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
1962- Marvel Comics published the first issue of "The Incredible Hulk."
1910- Glacier National Park in Montana is established.
1927- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
1949- Siam changes its name to Thailand.
1964- The Beach Boys' single, "I Get Around" is released.
1982- Cory Monteith is born.
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