Today is Friday the 13th! Some say it is the unluckiest day of the year.....maybe....maybe not. But a brief search on the Internet showed these interesting Friday the 13th facts (facts can be taken with a grain of salt......these are Internet searches....don't go to the bank with them.)
May 13, 1648 Margaret Jones of Plymouth was found guilty of witchcraft and sentenced to hang.
May 13, 1779 The War of Bavarian Succession Ended
May 13, 1846 United States declares war on Mexico after fighting has already begun.
May 13, 1944 Allied forces in Italy break through break through the German Gustav line into the Liri Valley.
May 13, 1854 The first big American billiards match was held at Malcolm Hall, Syracuse, NY
May 13, 1880 Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway in Menlo Park.
May 13, 1911 The New York Giants set a major league baseball record when ten runners crossed home plate before the first out of the game against St. Louis.
May 13, 1917 Three peasant children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
May 13, 1918 The first airmail postage stamps were issued with airplanes on them. The denominations were 6, 16 and 24 cents. Hang Tag on the ornament reads: Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," is engraved on the U.S. Postal Service building in New York. Americans send over 2.1 billion Christmas cards each year as a way of expressing how much they care for their family and friends.
May 13, 1975 Hail stones the size of tennis balls hit Wenerville, TN
So, Friday the 13th is not always
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