1821 – James Boyd patents Fire Hose.
1848 – William G. Young patents ice cream freezer.
1896 – 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC.
1906 – Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hersey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
1908 – 1st federal workmen’s compensation law approved.
1917 – Jazz standard “Dark Town Strutters Ball” by Shelton Brooks recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
1922 – Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000.
1937 – Memorial Day Massacre: Chicago Police Department shoot and kill 10 unarmed demonstrators during the “Little Steel Strike” in the United States.
1942 – US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor.
1946 – United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die.
1951 – Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.
1956 – Mickey Mantle misses by 18″ hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium.
1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington.
1967 – Robert “Evel” Knievel’s motorcycle jumps 16 automobile in Gardena, California.
1981 – Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendance (22 games)
1986 – Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500.
2000 – 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win.
2010 – Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Colorado GC: Tom Lehman wins first of 3 Champions tour major titles with a par on the first hole of a playoff with Fred Couples and David Frost.
2017 – Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years..
2019 – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signs new anti-abortion bill, making it the fifth southern US state to ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detected.