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It Got Very Dusty In the Midwest

May 11th, brought us Irving Berlin as well at the 32nd state, Bob Marley died and the first Birth Control Pill was available.

1858 –Minnesota the Land of 10,000 Lakes, was admitted into the Union becoming the 32nd state.

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1888 – Irving Berlin, composer and song writer, best know, for White Christmas and God Bless America was born.  He died in 1989

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1934-The Dust Bowl years because after a dust storm 1500 miles long and 900 miles wide hit the Midwest.  Here’s a bit of history for you

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1949 – Siam changed its name to Thailand for the second time, this time however, it stayed.

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1960 – The very first birth control pill was available.

1970 – A tornado with speeds in excess of 1oo mph touched down in Lubbock, Texas, killing at least 26 and injuring hundreds causing $250 million in damages.

1981 –  Kim Carnes had a #1 hit with “Bette Davis Eyes” and remained at the top of the charts for 9 weeks.

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1981 – Bob Marley died at the age of 36 from a brain tumor, he was living in Miami at the time.

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1984“Firestarter”, was release in theaters.  It starred Drew Barrymore, she was 9 at the time it was released.

1990 – Ritche Valens finally receieve his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Only Thirty-one years after his death.

1995 – Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunited for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn.  All five had played with Stevie Ray at his last show on August 26, 1990, before he was killed in a helicopter crash.

1997 – Judgement Day may be closer than you think, an IBM Supercomputer by the name of Deep Blue beat out World Champion Chess player Garry Kasparov.  (insert the Terminator theme song here.)

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