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The Week in History: May 15-19

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

May 15

1906: Hooks Wiltse (NY Giants) struck out 4 batters in one inning
1928: Mickey Mouse premiered in “Plane Crazy” cartoon (first ever appearance)
1991: President George H.W. Bush took Queen Elizabeth to a baseball game (Oakland A’s vs Baltimore Orioles)
2010: Jessica Watson, 16, sailed solo, non-stop, and unassisted around the world (youngest person to do so)

May 16

1869: the Cincinnati Reds played their first game and won 41 to 7
1891: SPAM (the lunch meat) was introduced by Hormel & Co.
1929: First Academy Awards
1985: Michael Jordan was named the NBA Rookie of the Year

May 17

1875: 1st Kentucky Derby won by Aristides
1915: Chicago Cubs’ George “Zip” Zabel won he longest relief job with a 19 inning win
1963: Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers to become the WWF Champion
1970: Hank Aaron became the 9th player to get 3,000 hits

May 18

1897: NY Giants’ William (Bill) Joyce set record of 4 triples in 1 game
1953: Jacqueline Cochran was the 1st woman to break the sound barrier
1956: Mickey mantle hit a home run from each side of the plate for the third time
1968: Frank Howard tied AL record with a home run in 6 consecutive games

May 19

1848: 1st department store opened
1962: Stan Musial broke Honus Wagner’s hit record with 3,431
1984: Pat LaFontaine scored 2 goals within 22 seconds in a NHL playoff game
1991: Willy T. Ribbs became the 1st African American driver to make the Indianapolis 500

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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