The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
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Jamestown starts, Jell-O bombs, first jukebox

This week in history

 


May 22: 1843—The Great Migration begins when settlers and even more cattle leave Independence, Mo., on the Oregon Trail. Upon reaching the territory they see a sign stating, “Please Visit But Don’t Stay.” 1872—The Amnesty Act is signed by President Grant to restore full citizenship to all confederate sympathizers with the exception of about 500 persons. 1942—Mexico joins the Allies in World War II. Many Mexican citizens join the US military. The Mexican Air Force sends 30 pilots and more ground crew to fight in the Philippines. The squadron’s name: the “Aztec Eagles.” 2008—Between this day and May 31, 19 states are struck by 235 tornadoes. Born: Laurence Olivier (1907)...



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