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Frozen in Time

Courtesy photo In Paris, celebrants march beneath famous Arc du Triomphe bearing flags of the victorious allied nations on VE Day, 1945.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was…

By P.M. Fadden
Associate Editor

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.

Courtesy photo In Paris, celebrants march beneath famous Arc de Triomphe bearing flags of the victorious allied nations on VE Day, 1945.

Courtesy photo
In Paris, celebrants march beneath famous Arc de Triomphe bearing flags of the victorious allied nations on VE 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.