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May 9 2008 Today in History Newsletter

Greetings, everyone!

Hope you had a Happy and Safe Cinco de Mayo! What is Cinco de Mayo?! Check out the newest article on the Today in History site at!

Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862)
Cinco de Mayo--the Fifth of May. The day that Mexico's patriotism was reborn. Let's take a look at the setting and the events of this historic day...

Also new this week! A quiz! There’s a new subject up on the site called “Fun & Games.” Check out the new quiz called “Battle Zone.” You’ll want to brush up on some of the articles—like the Death of the Red Baron, the Battle of Alcatraz, The Battle of Thapsus, and The Battle of Puebla. Let me know what you think! You can leave a message for me via the contact page or in the forum!

Also, be sure to tell me how you celebrated Cinco de Mayo!

And now…

May 5
*Karl Marx (1818)
*Michael Palin (1943)
*John Rhys-Davies (1944)
*Bill Ward (1948)
May 6
*Maximilien Robespierre (1758)
*Sigmund Freud (1856)
*Orson Welles (1915)
*George Clooney (1961)
May 7
*Robert Browning (1812)
*Johannes Brahms (1833)
*Eva Peron (1919)
*Johnny Unitas (1933)
May 8
*Oscar Hammerstein (1847)
*Harry S. Truman (1884)
*Melissa Gilbert (1964)
*Enrique Iglesias (1975)
May 9
*Candice Bergen (1946)
*Billy Joel (1949)
*Steve Yzerman (1965)
*Maggie Dixon (1977)
May 10
*John Wilkes Booth (1838)
*Chris Berman (1955)
*Sid Vicious (1957)
*Bono (1960)
May 11
*Walter Goodman (1838)
*Irving Berlin (1888)
*Salvador Dalí (1904)
*Robert Jarvik (1946)

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Christa Mackey, Today in History Editor

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