American History Parade
Events that happened during this week in American history
May 15, 1962 – President John F. Kennedy signed a Congressional resolution declaring the day “Peace Officers Memorial Day”, a time to honor the police officers who keep our neighborhoods and country safe.
May 16, 1868 – The United States Senate fails by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial; he is later acquitted of all charges.
May 17, 1954 – In Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
May 18, 1908 – Congress requires the motto “In God We Trust” to appear on certain coins.
May 19, 1921 – Congress places quotas on the number of immigrants entering the United States.
May 20, 1927 – Charles Lindbergh takes off on his historic transatlantic flight.
May 21, 1932 – Amelia Earhart lands in Ireland to become the first woman to fly nonstop across the Atlantic.
(Source: The American Patriot’s Almanac, by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb)