Sunday, May 15, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY

MAY 15
1911:The Supreme Court orders Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller’s petroleum industry monopoly, to dissolve, citing its violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

1930: Registered nurse and certified pilot Ellen Church becomes the world’s first airline stewardess, serving passengers on a Boeing Air Transport flight from Oakland, Calif., to Chicago.

1972: While campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in Laurel, Md., former Alabama Gov. George Wallace is shot five times by Arthur Bremer. Three others are injured in the shooting, which permanently paralyzes Wallace from the waist down.
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