Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound!
She piloted an F-86 Sabrejet over California at an average speed of 652.337 miles-per-hour.
Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington state.
The volcanic blast was five hundred times more powerful than the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Steam and ash erupted more than eleven miles into the atmosphere and darkened skies in a 160-mile radius. Sixty people were dead, nearly $3 billion dollars worth of damage occurred.
The Backstreet Boys released their third album Millennium.
The U.S. federal government and 20 states filed a sweeping antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.
They accused the computer software company had a “choke hold” on competitors by controlling 90% of the software market.
Russian President Putin signed a bill to absorb Crimea into the Russian Federation.
A dad made his son smash his Xbox with a sledgehammer for getting bad grades then posted video of it on YouTube.
The boy had three weeks to improve his performance at school and when he didn’t, his dad ordered him to smash the gaming system.The boy refused. His dad yelled and swore at him saying he would do it himself.The boy eventually smashed it with a sledgehammer, as he cried.The dad recorded the incident then posted it online to shame his son ever further.
Only 28% of women they think they’re better drivers than men, but in actual studies on the road, they got higher scores on driving tests than men. They’re less likely to speed, tailgate, blow through yellow lights, make dangerous cuts into traffic, talk on the phone, or text.
The only areas where men scored better were on steering and control of the car, and on checking their blind spot before they switched lanes.
Read more about how women are better than men here!
“Time” magazine has a new feature that’s pretty cool. It figures out what you’d be named if you were born TODAY. And no, it doesn’t just spit out “Emma” for women and “Aiden, Brayden, or Jaden” for men.Here’s how it works. It looks up the popularity of your name from the year you were born, then shows you what name is currently ranked in that spot today.
So if you were born in 1977 and your name is Benjamin, that was the 29th most popular name that year. If your parents gave you the 29th most popular name TODAY, it would be Christopher.
Scarlett Johansson is as ‘close to physical perfection’ as any celebrity currently alive.
A lingerie company has analyzed the curves of leading celebrity ladies and found the 30-year-old American actress has the perfect ‘Golden Ratio’ figure.
The ancient Greeks claimed there was a Golden Ratio for all things when they approached perfection, and Scarlett’s vital statistics of bust, waist and hip measurements give her a 96.4 per cent score against the Golden Ratio of beauty.
Her hour-glass curves came up with a figure of 1.560 which is close to the Golden Ratio of beauty of 1.618.
The ratio has been held for thousands of years to represent the epitome of beauty. Kim Kardashian was second with a 96.3 percent Golden Ratio, and 69-year-old Helen Mirren was third with a score of 95.6 percent.
Born on May 13, Stevland Morris came into the world prematurely. He then recieved too much oxygen in the incubator, which caused the baby to become permanently blind. However, this did not Stevland’s incredible musical talents as a singer, songwriter and multiinstrumentalist.
At the young age of ten, Little Stevie Wonder, as he was called by Berry Gordy at Motown, was discovered singing and playing the harmonica.
Stevie has won 16 Grammy Awards, an Oscar, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989
Happy Birthday, Stevie!!!
The U.S. government unveiled a newly designed version of the $20 bill.
It was the first to be colorized in an effort to stop counterfeiters.
Christopher Columbus’s flagship, The Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti