Kathy Lehane Cawthorne was born.
1914 - Mother's Day became a public holiday.
1994 - The South African parliament chose Nelson Mandela as president.
John L. Muldoon was born.
Laura Flower-Bruns was born.
Karen Potter was born.
1924 - J. Edgar Hoover became director of the FBI.
1940 - Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister.
1997 - IBM's supercomputer, Deep Blue, defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in a six-game chess match.
Coleen Lane was born.
1932 - The body of Charles and Anne Lindbergh's kidnapped baby was found.
1943 - Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.
Jim Devine was born.
1940 - Winston Churchill gave his first speech as prime minister: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
1981 - Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca as he drove through a crowd in St. Peter's Square, Rome.
Tricia Davey was born.
Tim Harkins was born.
Bernadette O’Brien was born.
1904 - The Olympic Games were held in the United States for the first time, in St. Louis, Missouri.
1998 - Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82.
Courtney Donahue was born.
1940 - Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the United States.
1988 - The Soviet Union began to withdraw its estimated 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS