The Week in History: May 21-25

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 21

1819: The first bicycles in the US are introduced in New York City
1881: Clara Barton created the American Red Cross
1932: Amelia Earhart lands in Ireland after making the first transatlantic solo flight by a woman
2013: The Xbox One’s release is announced by Microsoft

May 22

1803: First US public library opened (opened in Connecticut)
1884: Hugh Daily (one-armed pitcher) struck out 13 batters
1994: NBA creates new franchise – Toronto Raptors
2012: American Idol crowned its 11th winner – Philip Philips

May 23

1785: Benjamin Franklin invented the bifocals
1948: Joe Dimaggio hit 3 home runs back to back
1962: Scott Carpenter orbited the Earth 3x
2013 Patrick Roy named head coach of his former team the Colorado Avalanche

May 24

1775: John Hancock was named the President of the Continental Congress
1844: Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message
1918: Stan Coveleski of the Cleveland Indians pitched 19 innings
1987: Jane Geddes won the 33rd LPGA Championship

May 25

1932: Goofy first appeared in a Walt Disney production
1935: Jesse Owens equaled or broke 6 world records in 45 minutes
1977: Bobby Unser became the 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
2011: Last show of the Oprah Winfrey Show


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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