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By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Tomato controversy resolved, table knife invented

This week in history


May 8: 1790—The French National Assembly decides to create a decimal system of measurement resulting in the metric system. Tool manufacturers celebrate. 1914—Congress makes the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day as a result of the efforts of Anna M. Jarvis. 1993—Oh these kids today! A New York City subway train carrying about 2,000 passengers goes on a three hour-long ride driven by railroad engineer imposter, 16-year-old Keron Thomas. Born: Harry S. Truman (1884). Died: Eddy Arnold (2008). No Socks Day. Today’s Word: Heteronym—a word spelled the same as another word but with a different sound and meaning.

May 9: 1754—Benjamin Franklin’s cartoon “Join, or Die” is fi...

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