On This Day In History, Winston Churchill Gives First Speech As Prime Minister

May 13th

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 2:21pm

1607 – Jamestown, Virginia was settled as a colony of England.

1821 - The first practical printing press was patented in the U.S. by Samuel Rust.

1854 - The first big American billiards match was held at Malcolm Hall in Syracuse, NY.

1865 - The last land engagement of the American Civil War was fought at the Battle of Palmito Ranch in far south Texas, more than a month after Gen. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA.

1880 - Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway in Menlo Park.

1940 - Winston Churchill made his first speech as the prime minister of Britain.

1967 - Mickey Mantle hit his 500th homerun.

1999 - In Moscow, the impeachment of Russian President Boris Yeltsin began.
 

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