Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, May 7th – Alaskan Proud: Congressional action, providing for a Delegate in Congress from Alaska was approved by President Theodore Roosevelt, 1906.
Tuesday, May 8th – The final surrender of German forces is celebrated as VE (Victory Europe) day, 1945.
Wednesday, May 9th – The first newspaper cartoon in America appears, 1754.
Thursday, May 10th – Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa’s first black president, 1994.
Friday, May 11th – Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state, 1858.
Saturday, May 12th – Multi-national, Airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole, 1926.
Sunday, May 13th – Britain establishes the Royal Flying Corps, forerunner of the Royal Air Force [RAF], 1912.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.