On This Day In History

May 9th

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 3:56pm

1429 - Joan of Arc defeated the besieging English at Orleans.

1926 - Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole.

1930 - A starting gate was used to start a Triple Crown race for the first time.

1962 - A laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon for the first time.

1974 - The House Judiciary Committee began formal hearings on the Nixon impeachment.

1996 - In video testimony to a courtroom in Little Rock, AR, Former President Clinton insisted that he had nothing to do with a $300,000 loan in the criminal case against his former Whitewater partners.

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