On May 18th, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was declared emperor of France.
A thought for the day: Frank Lloyd Wright said, The physician can bury his mistakes but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
In 1792, 24 brokers met in New York City and formed the New York Stock Exchange.
In 1875, Aristides was the winner of the first Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
In 1954, in a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme ...
Those born on this date include:
- English physician Edward Jenner, developer of the smallpox vaccine, in 1749
- English writer Robert Surtees in 1805
- Schuyler Wheeler, inventor of the electric fan, in 1860
- French ...
Today is Friday, May 17, the 137th day of 2013 with 228 to go.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
On May 17th, 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was formed.