TODAY MARKS THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST LUNAR ROVER
IN USE (DURING THE APOLLO 15 MISSION)
MAY IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!
MAY 1st MARKS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF CITIZEN KANE.
MAY 4th IS STAR WARS DAY, ACCORDING TO ITS FANS.
MAY 5th IS THE 125th ANNIVERSARY OF CARNEGIE HALL OPENING.
MAY 5th IS MAY DAY.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*NISSAN IS RECALLING ALMOST 3.5 MILLION VEHICLES BECAUSE OF FAULTY AIRBAGS!
*PILGRIM'S PRIDE IS ISSUING A RECALL OF OVER 4.5 MILLION POUNDS OF PRE-COOKED CHICKEN NUGGET PRODUCTS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD INDUSTRY!
*New Dehli, India's National Museum of Natural History and its entire contents has been destroyed completely destroyed by fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
*Contaminated milk has been found outside the cordoned off area surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
*The Japanese government announced that it will start testing mileage figures of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles following recent company revelations that testing data had been manipulated over a 25-year period.
*Serbia now has a new parliament.
*Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been re-elected President of Equatorial Guinea.
*The United States has promised Syria to send up to 250 more ground troops to help that country defeat ISIL forces.
*Eliud Kipchoge won the men's and Jemima Sumgong the women's divisions of the London Marathon.
*Same gender marriages are now legal in Colombia.
*An art detective believes Leonardo DaVinci might have used TWO models to create the Mona Lisa.
*Pero the Sheepdog didn't like his new job so went back to his old home, 240 miles away!
IN NORTH KOREA...
*North Korea may also soon be facing a food shortage.
*While he hopes an accord can be eventually reached, United States President Barack Obama said the current offer from North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong to halt nuclear activity isn't serious enough.
TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*Missiles and suicide bombers seem to be the weapons du jour for this past week.
*Although they ARE terrorists, things may not be that peaceful amongst the ISIL forces!
*R&B singer Billy Paul ("Me and Mrs. Jones") has passed away.
*Tommy Kono, former Olympic weight lifting champion, is no longer with us.
*Actress Madeleine Sherwood (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Flying Nun) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Although his chances of actually winning the Republican Presidential nomination are slim, Ted Cruz has named Carly Fiorina as his Vice Presidential running mate.
*Ted Cruz and John Kasich are allegedly coordinating efforts to make sure Donald Trump isn't named the Republican Presidential candidate the the GOP's summer convention.
*Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan allegedly hopes that cancer
patients will start dying quicker to help save health care expenses!
*While he hopes an accord can be eventually reached, President Barack Obama said the current offer from North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong to halt nuclear activity isn't serious enough.
*Cleveland, Ohio, has agreed to pay $6 million to settle a wrongful death civil rights lawsuit brought by the family of 12 year old Tamir Rice.
*Would you believe those responsible for ruining the water in and around Flint,Michigan tried to get the town to pay their legal bills!
*Would you believe that a weasel is responsible for taking the Large Hadron Collider off line?
*NBCUniversal has acquired Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion.
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