Today in History

Posted: May 1, 2011 in Uncategorized
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“Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com”

1486 – Christopher Columbus convinced Queen Isabella to fund an expedition to the West Indies.

1931 – The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and opened. It was 102 stories tall and was the tallest building in the world at the time

1961 – Fidel Castro announced there would be no more elections in Cuba

1992 – On the third day of the Los Angeles riots resulting from the Rodney King beating trial. King appeared in public to appeal for calm, he asked, “Can we all get along?”

Ivan

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