Tomato was Deemed a Fruit Not a Vegetable in a Supreme Court Battle
May 10th, America had it’s first transcontinental railroad, Seal and Heidi got married, and the Killer Clown was executed.
1775 – Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain boys took the fortress at Ticonderoga, NY from the British.
1869 – The first transcontinental railroad was finished in America.
1872 – The first woman nominated to be president was Victoria Woodhull. The National Equal Rights Party nominated her back on this day.
1893 - The tomato was officially declared a fruit and not a vegetable by the Supreme Court. It was the case of Nix vs. Hedden.
1908 – During church services in Grafton, West Virginia, the first Mother’s Day was observed.
1924-J. Edgar Hoover was appointed the 6th Director of the Bureau of Investigation. The BOI changed its name in 1936 to what we know today, FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
1954 - “Rock Around the Clock” was released on this day by Bill Haley and the Comets. It went on to reach number one on the Billboard Charts as the first rock n roll song.
1969 – The Turtles played the White House. Their front man kept falling off the stage.
1976 – Kiss’ “Spaceman” Ace Frehley married Jeanette Trerotola. One of Ace’s friends kissed Jeanette’s dad, a very important Teamster, on the lips. A riot nearly broke out at the reception.
1980 - The original “Friday the 13th” was released. It starred anunknown actor by the name of Kevin Bacon.
1986 – Tommy Lee of Motley Crue married actress Heather Locklear. They divorced in 1993.
1994 – Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president.
1994 – The Killer Clown a.k.a John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection. Gacy killed 33 teenage boys between 1972 and 1978. He buried most of them under his house.
2005 – Seal and Heidi Klum got married on a beach in Mexico.