1647 - A new law banned Catholic priests from the colony of Massachusetts. The penalty was banishment or death for a second offense.
1836 - The U.S. House of Representatives adopted what has been called the Gag Rule.
WASHINGTON (FOX44) – From its post-Civil War origins as a day when soldiers’ graves would be decorated, Memorial Day occurs during a season of rebirth – in national parks and in home towns across the country.
AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – England, he wowed them in Westminster. President Obama gave a speech to the British Parliament. The hot topic was working with the U.S. to fight freedom all around the world. He was the first U.S.
AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – France, more fallout from that ash cloud over Iceland. Now, a French meteorologist is forecasting the ash cloud will move towards Northern Europe and affect Germany, Denmark and even France.
1543 - Nicolaus Copernicus published proof of a sun-centered solar system.
1607 - Captain Christopher Newport and 105 followers found the colony of Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the coast of Virginia.