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On This Day In History, The Lindbergh Baby Was Found

May 12th

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 4:00pm

1847 - William Clayton invented the odometer.

1888 - Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race.

1926 - The airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.

1932 - The infant body of Charles and Anna Lindbergh's son was found just a few miles from the Lindbergh home near Hopewell, NJ.

1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women.

1992 - Four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny at the start of the Los Angeles riots.

2008 - In the U.S., the price for a one-ounce First-Class stamp increased from 41 to 42 cents.


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