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Today is Sunday, May 1, 2016

Today in History

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

1707 - England, Wales and Scotland were united to form Great Britain.

1883 - William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) had his first Wild West Show.

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

1974 - The Carpenters performed at U.S. President Nixon's request at a White House dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

1979 - Elton John became the first pop music star to perform in Israel.

Quote of the Moment

Health is my expected heaven.
- John Keats

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