May Day! May Day!

11:00 AM -- Observed as "May Day" or "Labor Day" in most countries and "Loyalty Day" in the USA, May 1 has been a momentous date in World and, more importantly, American history. Notable anniversaries include:

  • Three hundred years ago today, the Acts of Union took effect, whereby England and Scotland formed the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Wales was dragged along as well.

  • One hundred years ago today, Kate "God Bless America" Smith was born in Greenville, Alabama.

  • Ten years ago today, Flipper died at the age of 40.

  • And, of course, four years ago today, the war in Iraq was successfully concluded.
Those were the days!

— Larry, Surge Monkey, Light Reading

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