The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
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This week in history


May 15: 53,032 BC—Tribesman Nacho discovers the only way to stop a bad Cro-Magnon with a rock is a good Cro-Magnon with a rock. 1817—The Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason opens in Philadelphia. It is the first private mental health hospital in the U.S. 1912—Ty Cobb is suspended from baseball after rushing a heckler at a New York Highlander game. Born: Twin brothers and successful playwrights Anthony Shaffer (“Sleuth”) and Peter Shaffer (“Equus”) (1926). Died: Vintner Robert Mondavi (2008). Straw Hat Day. Today’s Word: Quadrigamist—a person married to four people or been married four times.


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