Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 18th thru May 24th

What Happened This Week in History?


  • May 18, 1830-  The fountain pen was patented by H. D.
  • May 19, 1536- The second wife of England's King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery
  • May 20, 2009-  Wayne Allwine the voice of Mickey Mouse died at 62 years old.  His wife was actress who voiced Minnie Mouse.
  • May 21, 1908- The first horror movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde premieres in Chicago
  • May 22, 1933- Loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay
  • May 23, 1774-  Chestertown tea party occurs
  • May 24, 2000- Chuck D testified to the US Congress about the benefits of Napster and online music distribution

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