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The Week in History: May 28-June 1

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 28

1774: The first Continental Congress met in Virginia
1941: The Washington Senators fell 6-5 to NY Yankees in first night game at Griffith Stadium in D.C.
1946: Yankees fall to Senators 2-1 in first night game at Yankee Stadium
1951: Willie Mays hits his first major league home run after going 0-12 previously

May 29

1977: A.J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500 for the 4th time
1980: Larry Bird won the NBA Rookie of the Year, beating out Magic Johnson
1990: Rickey Henderson stole his 893rd base, breaking the record set by Ty Cobb
2004: The memorial for World War II in Washington D.C. was dedicated

May 30

1894: Bobby Lowe became the first player to hit 4 home runs in 1 game
1911: 1st Indianapolis 500 car race won by Ray Harroun
1935: Babe Ruth’s last game
1967: Evel Knievel jumped 16 cars

May 31

1869: 1st Memorial Day parade
1879: Madison Square Garden opened in NYC
2014: Psy’s “Gangnam Style” reach 2 billion views on Youtube
2015: Harriette Thompson (92 years old) became the oldest woman to compete in a marathon

June 1

1880: 1st pay telephone was installed
1957: Don Bowden became the 1st US runner to break 4 minute mile
1975: Kathy Whitworth won the 21st LPGA Championship
1994: FX channel premiered

 

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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