Welcome to your weekend. As we continue to live and write pages in our history, here are some quick events that have happened on this day in past pages:

Today is Saturday, May 30th, the 151st day of the year.  There are 216 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1783, “The Pennsylvania Evening Post” became the first daily newspaper in the United States.

In 1868, Memorial Day was observed for the first time in the United States.  It was originally called Decoration Day because General John A Logan had seen women decorating graves of Civil War heroes.

In 1896, the first-ever automobile accident occurred in New York City when Henry Wells struck cyclist Ebeling Thomas who suffered a fractured leg. 

In 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.

In 1966, the U.S. launched Surveyor 1 to the Moon.

In 1985, ABC Television announced all World Series baseball games would be played at night in order to attract the biggest audience possible.

And today, May 30, 2020, whatever details your are planning to write in your own history, hope you have a great and safe weekend!

-The 715 Newsroom

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