The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

The Alamo falls, Germany surrenders, bin Laden killed

This week in history


May 1: 2003—On the USS Abraham Lincoln, President Bush states that the “major combat operations in Iraq have ended” and declares “mission accomplished.” 2011—President Obama announces Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Born: Judy Collins (1939). Died: Spike Jones (1965). International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day. Today’s Word: Hypengyophobia—fear of responsibility.

May 2: 1833—The public sale of serfs is banned by Tsar Nicolas. Serf purchasers are now forced to buy them over the internet on eSerf. 2012—The Scream by Edvard Munch sells at auction for $119,922,500. Born: Pincus Leff AKA Pinky Lee (1907). Died: J. Edgar Hoover (1972). Fire Day. Toda...

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