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Feminism

Voting Rights

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May 7, 1873: the Missouri Supreme Court heard Virginia Minor’s case (see October 15, 1872). The court said that the purpose of the 14th Amendment (which guaranteed the rights of citizenship and equal protection under the law to people born or naturalized in the United States), was meant to extend voting rights to the newly freed slaves, giving African Americans “the right to vote and thus protect themselves against oppression….” The court continued by saying that “There could have been no intention [in the amendment] to abridge the power of the States to limit the right of suffrage to the male inhabitants.” (Nat’l Park Service article) (see June 17 – 18)

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Religion and Public Education

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

May 7, 1925, : police arrested John Thomas Scopes a part-time biology teacher and coach from Dayton, Tennessee for violating Tennessee’s Butler Act. (see Scopes for expanded story)

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Vietnam

Dien Bien Phu

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May 7, 1954: Vietnamese forces occupied the French command post at Dien Bien Phu and the French commander ordered his troops to cease fire. The battle had lasted 55 days. Three thousand French troops were killed, 8,000 wounded. The Viet Minh suffered much worse, with 8,000 dead and 12,000 wounded, but the Vietnamese victory shattered France’s resolve to carry on the war. (History dot net article) (see June 4)

Families of American Prisoners

May 7, 1972:  a national convention of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia adopted a strongly worded resolution expressing the members’ “extreme distress” at the failure of the Nixon Administration to obtain the release of the prisoners.

The resolution, adopted by a voice vote also charged that President Nixon’s Vietnamizatlon policy had “thus far failed to provide any results” toward freeing the 1,573 men currently listed as captured or missing. (National League of POW/MIA Families site) (see June 8)

Agent Orange

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May 7, 1984: a $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans. (US Dept of Veterans Affairs article) (see “In May 1989″)

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Roots of Rock

May 7, 1954: “Rock Around The Clock” released. The importance of this song was summed up by two people. Dick Clark once called it, “The national anthem of Rock and Roll” In an interview John Lennon said, “I had no idea about doing music as a way of life until rock and roll hit me.” Interviewer asked: “Do you recall what specifically hit you?” John Lennon: “It was “Rock Around The Clock.” (see Aug 1)

Monday, Monday

May 7 – 27, 1966: “Monday, Monday” by the Mamas and the Papas #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Pearls Before Swine

May 7, 1967: Pearls Before Swine began recording their ‘One Nation Underground’. The LP included the song ‘Miss Morse’, which NYC would ban stations discovered that lead singer Tom Rapp was singing F-U-C-K in Morse code. DJ Murray The K had played the record on the air and some Morse Code-savvy Boy Scouts correctly interpreted the chorus and phoned in a complaint. (Fear, see March 23, 1969, BSA, see July 29, 1992)

Ozzy Osbourne

May 7, 1991: a judge in Macon, Georgia dismissed a wrongful death suit against Ozzy Osbourne. A local couple failed to prove their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy’s music.

John Lennon’s leather jacket

May 7, 1992: a leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, England for £24,200. (see January 19, 1994)

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BLACK HISTORY

Reverend George Lee

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May 7, 1955: the Reverend George Lee, a grocery owner and NAACP field worker in Belzoni, Mississippi, was shot and killed at point blank range while driving in his car after trying to vote. At his funeral, Lee’s widow ordered his casket be opened to show the effects of shotgun pellets to the face—a rebuttal to the official version that Lee died in a car accident. This open-casket tactic would be emulated by Emmett Till’s mother in September. Shortly before his death Lee had preached, “Pray not for your mom and pop—they’ve gone to heaven. Pray you can make it through this hell.” (Zinn Project dot org article)  (see May 31)

Bull Connor

May 7, 1963: by this date, Birmingham’s Bull Connor and his police department had jailed over three thousand demonstrators. since May 2. (see May 8)

Sean Bell

May 7, 2008: Rev Al Sharpton led a series of protests regarding the April 25 Bell verdict in New York City. (B & S and Sean Bell, see July 27, 2009)

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FREE SPEECH

New York City Bans Folk Music

May 7, 1961: folk singers marched back into Washington Square Park and sang for the first time in four weeks without hindrance from the police. They sang a capella. They had discovered that Park Department ordinances require a permit only for “minstrelsy” – singing with instruments, but not for unaccompanied song. (see NYC Bans for expanded story)

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Irish Troubles

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May 7, 1981:  An estimated 100,000 people attended the funeral of Bobby Sands in Belfast. (see Troubles for expanded story)

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Fourth Amendment

National Security Agency

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May 7,2015: (from NYT) in a 97-page ruling, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the once-secret National Security Agency program that was systematically collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk was illegal. The panel held that a provision of the USA Patriot Act known as Section 215 could not be legitimately interpreted to allow the systematic bulk collection of domestic calling records. The unanimous ruling written by Judge Gerard E. Lynch, held that Section 215 “cannot bear the weight the government asks us to assign to it, and that it does not authorize the telephone metadata program.” It declared the program illegal, saying, “We do so comfortably in the full understanding that if Congress chooses to authorize such a far-reaching and unprecedented program, it has every opportunity to do so, and to do so unambiguously.” (see May 18)

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Immigration History

May 7, 2018: the Trump administration announced that it was dramatically stepping up prosecutions of those who illegally cross the Southwest border, ramping up a “zero tolerance” policy intended to deter new migrants with the threat of jail sentences and separating immigrant children from their parents.

“If you cross the Southwest border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in announcing a policy that will impose potential criminal penalties on border crossers who previously faced mainly civil deportation proceedings — and in the process, force the separation of families crossing the border for months or longer. [NYT article] (see June 18)

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May 5 Peace Love Art Activism

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Native Americans

Sitting Bull

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May 5, 1877: nearly a year after the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull and a band of followers abandoned their traditional homeland in Montana and went north across the border into Canada hoping to find safe haven from the U.S. Army. Sitting Bull and his band stayed in the Grandmother’s Country-so called in honor of the British Queen Victoria-for the next four years. (Canadian Encyclopedia article) (see Oct 5)

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May 5 Music et al

Cultural Milestone

Carnegie Hall

May 5, 1891: Carnegie Hall (then named Music Hall) opened in New York City.  (Carnegie Hall dot org article) (see June 9, 1902)

Roots of Rock

May 5, 1956:  Elvis Presley’s album “Elvis” went to #1 on the Billboard chart. It was the first Rock and Roll album to ever reach #1. It stayed there for 10 weeks and it was also the first Rock and Roll LP to sell one million copies. (see June 2)

The Beatles

May 5, 1960: The Quarry Men became The Silver Beetles. (see May 10)

The Shirelles

May 5 – 25, 1962: “Soldier Boy” by The Shirelles #1 Billboard Hot 100.

West Side Story

May 5 – June 22, 1962: soundtrack to West Side Story was the Billboard #1 album.

Dick Rowe

May 5, 1963: on a recommendation by George Harrison, Dick Rowe Head of A&R at Decca records, (and the man who turned down The Beatles), went to see The Rolling Stones play at Crawdaddy Club, London. The band were signed to the label within a week. (see May 7)

Grateful Dead

May 5, 1965: the Warlocks  played their first show at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park, California. (see Nov 27)

Roots of Rock

May 5, 1986: it was announced that Cleveland had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built. (see May 7, 1991)

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Immigration History

Chinese Exclusion Act

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May 5, 1892: four years after its enactment, the US Congress extended the Chinese Exclusion Act (May 6, 1882) for 10 more years. (text via Our Documents) (IH, see March 28, 1898 ; Act, see December 17, 1943)

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US Labor History

Milwaukee Iron Co Massacre

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May 5, 1896: approximately 14,000 building trades workers and laborers, demanding an 8-hour work day, gathered at the Milwaukee Iron Co. rolling mill in Bay View, Wisc. When they approached the mill 250 National Guardsmen, under orders from the governor to shoot to kill, fired on them. Seven die, including a 13-year-old boy.  (Wisconsin Labor History Society article) (see January 26, 1897)

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Birth Control

Emma Goldman

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May 5, 1916: recently released from prison for speaking about birth control, Goldman spoke at a birth control meeting at Carnegie Hall, NYC. After the meeting, Rose Stokes stood on the stage and distributed birth control information. (see Goldman for expanded story)

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BLACK HISTORY

Eugene Bullard

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May 5, 1917: Eugene Bullard became the first African-American combat pilot. Bullard, who came to France to escape racism, served in the French Flying Corps. After the United States joined the war, he attempted to join the U.S. military but was barred because of race. He became one of France’s most decorated war heroes, earning the French Legion of Honor. (Georgia Encyclopedia article) (see May 28)

SCOTTSBORO BOYS

May 5, 1933: Ruby Bates, one of the two girls who initially claimed to have been raped by the “Scottsboro Boys” and appeared as a defense witness, declared at a public appearance the “the Scottsboro boys are innocent.” (see Scottsboro for expanded story)

Malcolm X

May 5, 1962: Malcolm X speech, “Who Taught You to Hate Yourselfs.” (see July 28, 1962)

George Whitmore, Jr

May 5, 1964: Whitmore indicted in Kings County for the attempted rape and assault of Elba Borrero. 

Exactly a year later, on May 5, 1965,  DA Aaron Koota said his office would again try George Whitmore, Jr. for the Elba Borrero attempted assault and rape in Brooklyn. (see Whitmore for expanded story)

BLACK & SHOT/Jordan Edwards

May 5, 2017: the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department issued a warrant for the arrest of the officer, Roy D. Oliver II, 37 regarding the shooting death of Jordan Edwards. Oliver turned himself in in Parker County, Tex. (B & S, see May 30, JE, see June 29)

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

May 5, 1945: Netherlands independent from Nazi Germany. (see Aug 15)

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Space Race

Alan Shepard

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May 5, 1961: Alan Shepard commanded Freedom 7 on the first Mercury mission, becoming the first American in space. His ballistic trajectory during the 15-minute flight takes him to a maximum height of 116.5 statute miles. NASA announces, “The astronaut reports that he is A-OK,” introducing a new phrase into the American lexicon.  (NYT obituary) (see May 25)

InSight

May 5, 2018: NASA launched the InSight spacecraft to Mars to study its deep interior.

“The science that we want to do with this mission, the reason we’re going to Mars, is really the science of understanding the early solar system,” said Bruce Banerdt, the principal investigator in a pre-launch briefing on Thursday. “How planets form, how rocky planets form.” (see Nov 26)

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Vietnam

DRAFT CARD BURNING

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May 5, 1965: several hundred UC Berkeley students march on the Berkeley Draft Board and presented the staff with a black coffin. Forty students burned their draft cards. Students also protested the April 1965 US military invasion of Dominican Republic. (Draft Card Burning, see Aug 31; Vietnam, see May 8)

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Irish Troubles

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May 5, 1981:  Bobby Sands, died aged 27. (see Troubles for expanded story)  

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President Reagan

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May 5, 1985: President Reagan joined German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for a controversial funeral service at a cemetery in Bitburg, Germany, which included the graves of 59 S.S. troops from World War II.

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LGBTQ

May 5, 1993: The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in Baehr v. Lewin that denying marriage to same-sex couples violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Hawaii Constitution. The case had been filed two years earlier on behalf of three same-sex couples – Ninia Baehr, Genora Dancel, Tammy Rodrigues, Antoinette Pregil, Pat Lagon, and Joseph Melilio. (Justia dot come article) (Hawaii, see November 3, 1998; LGBTQ, see see July 5)

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CLINTON IMPEACHMENT

May 5, 1998: federal Judge Norma Holloway Johnson ruled against President Clinton’s claim of executive privilege. Clinton confidant Vernon Jordan testified for a third time before the grand jury. (see Clinton for expanded story)

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World Trade Center

May 5, 2010: preliminary plans for a mosque and cultural center near ground zero in New York were unveiled, setting off a national debate over whether the project was disrespectful to 9/11 victims and whether opposition to it exposed anti-Muslim biases. (2017 NYT article) (see February 29, 2012)

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SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

Town of Greece v Galloway

May 5, 2014: in the Town of Greece v. Galloway the US Supreme Court upheld the town of Greece, New York’s practice of starting town meetings with official sectarian prayer. The practice was challenged by residents of Greece, N.Y. who objected to hearing government prayers, the vast majority of which were expressly Christian invocations, as a condition of attending public meetings. (Oyez article) (see June 16)

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Consumer Protection

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May 5, 2016: the Food and Drug Administration made final sweeping new rules that for the first time extend federal regulatory authority to e-cigarettes, popular nicotine delivery devices that had grown into a multibillion-dollar business with virtually no federal oversight or protections for American consumers. (NYT article) (see March 14, 2017)

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May 4 Peace Love Art Activism

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BLACK HISTORY

Ida B. Wells

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May 4, 1884:  Wells, an African-American native of Holly Springs, Miss., refused to give up her seat on a train, only to be dragged off by white men. After a lynch mob killed two of her friends, she started a crusade against lynching and was forced to flee Memphis. She later helped co-found the NAACP. (NYT obituary) (see March 17, 1886; Wells, see March 9, 1892)

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

May 4, 1960: police arrested King for driving without a Georgia license (he had one from Alabama and lived in Georgia at the time.) (BH, see May 6; MLK, see Oct 19)

Freedom Riders

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May 4, 1961: Freedom Ride with two buses began from Washington D.C. to New Orleans to test Boynton v Virginia. Organized by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE, founded on March 9, 1942) and its director, James Farmer, the Freedom Ride began to challenge racial segregation in interstate bus travel in the deep south. The Freedom Ride was one of the most dramatic events of the civil rights movement, generating headlines around the country and around the world. Thirteen people boarded buses in Washington, D.C., planning to travel through the south (including Alabama and Mississippi) and reach New Orleans on May 17th, the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. The Ride was marked by violence and assaults of individual Freedom Riders (see particularly May 14, 1961). (see May 9)

George Whitmore, Jr

May 4, 1965: DA Frank Hogan formally dismissed the Wylie-Hoffert indictment pending against Whitmore. (see Whitmore for expanded story)

“Free Huey”

May 4, 1969: “Free Huey” [Huey Newton] rallies were held in 20 major cities at U.S. federal district courts. (BH, see May 10, Panthers, see Aug 16)

Rodney King

May 4, 1992: Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley lifted the emergency dawn-to-dusk curfew acknowledging the official end of the riots, but scattered violence continued for several days and the city maintained a military presence for weeks. The riots resulted in approximately 58 deaths, more than 3000 buildings destroyed, and upwards of $1 billion in property damage. (BH, see May 9; RR, see May 28, 1993)

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US Labor History

Haymarket Riot

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May 4, 1886: a labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square in Chicago turned into a riot when a bomb exploded leaving more than 100 wounded and 8 police officers dead. After Chicago authorities arrested and detained nearly every anarchist and socialist in town, eight men, who were either speakers in or organizers of the protest, were charged with murder. (Illinois Labor History Society article) (Anarchism, see Aug 20; LH, see Sept 23)

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Marijuana

Marihuana Tax Act

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May 4, 1937: the American Medical Association opposed the proposed Marihuana Tax Act and supported research on medical cannabis The Committee on Ways and Means had held hearings on the proposed taxation of marijuana between 27 April and 4 May 1937. The last witness to be heard was Dr. William C. Woodward, legislative counsel of the American Medical Association (AMA). He announced his opposition to the bill and sought to dispel any impression that either the AMA or enlightened medical opinion sponsored this legislation. Marijuana, he argued, was largely an unknown quantity, but might have important uses in medicine and psychology. He stated: “There is nothing in the medicinal use of Cannabis that has any relation to Cannabis addiction. I use the word ‘Cannabis’ in preference to the word ‘marijuana’, because Cannabis is the correct term for describing the plant and its products. The term ‘marijuana’ is a mongrel word that has crept into this country over the Mexican border and has no general meaning, except as it relates to the use of Cannabis preparations for smoking..To say, however, as has been proposed here, that the use of the drug should be prevented by a prohibitive tax, loses sight of the fact that future investigation may show that there are substantial medical uses for Cannabis.” (Leafly dot com article on Act) (see Aug 2)

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FREE SPEECH

May 4, 1961: the State Supreme Court upheld NYC’s ban against folk singing in Washington Square Park. (see Ban for expanded story)

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Vietnam

National Liberation Front

May 4, 1961: at a press conference, Secretary of State Dean Rusk reported that Viet Cong (aka, National Liberation Front) forces had grown to 12,000 men and that they had killed or kidnapped more than 3,000 persons in 1960. While declaring that the United States would supply South Vietnam with any possible help, he refused to say whether the United States would intervene militarily. (see May 11)

Kent State

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May 4, 1970: at Kent State University, national guardsmen ordered a noontime rally of some 2,000 students to disperse. The guardsmen fired tear gas and charged the crowd. A number of guardsmen fired their rifles at the students for 13 seconds, killing four and wounding from 9 to 11 others. (Kent State University article) (see May 6)

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May 4 Music et al

Andy Williams

May 4 – August 30, 1963 – Andy Williams’s Days of Wine and Roses is the Billboard #1 album. 

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Feminism

No-fault divorce

May 4, 1969: California became the first state to adopt the no-fault divorce law, which enabled either party to terminate a marriage without cause. (legal zoom dot com article) (see Dec 15)

Women’s Health

May 4, 2018: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed one of the country’s most restrictive abortion bills into law : the so-called “heartbeat” legislation banned abortions once a fetal heartbeat had been detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy. Exceptions were made in cases of rape, incest or medical emergency. (see May 17)

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SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

Walz v. Tax Commissioner the Supreme Court

May 4, 1970: in Walz v. Tax Commissioner the Supreme Court rejected the argument that tax exemptions for churches violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The Court held that tax exemptions were granted to a broad range of non-profit organizations and that the exemption involved a minimal involvement with religion.

Justice William O. Douglas dissented, arguing that the tax exemption violated the Establishment Clause.“A tax exemption is a subsidy. Is my Brother [Justice William J.] Brennan correct in saying that we would hold that state or federal grants to churches, say, to construct the edifice itself would be unconstitutional? What is the difference between that kind of subsidy and the present subsidy?” (see January 7, 1974)

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Falklands War

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May 4, 1982: an Exocet missile hit the HMS Sheffield. The ship burned out of control; 20 sailors killed; it sank on May 10. (see May 19)

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Iran–Contra Affair

Lt. Col. Oliver North

May 4, 1989: Lt. Col. Oliver North, staff member with the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan, was convicted on this day on three counts for crimes associated with the Iran-Contra scandal. In fact, the Iran-Contra affair was based on North’s “neat idea” of secretly and illegally selling arms to Iran and then using the profits from the sales to secretly and illegally providing funds to the anti-Communist Contras in Nicaragua through the CIA. North was originally indicted on 16 counts of criminal conduct for his actions during the scandal; on this day, he was convicted of accepting a gratuity, obstructing a Congressional investigation, and ordering the destruction of government documents (see, for example, his infamous “shredding party” on November 21, 1986). His convictions were subsequently overturned on a technicality. For his defiant testimony before Congress on July 7, 1987, in which he belligerently refused to apologize for his illegal actions, he immediately became a hero among conservatives. (see April 7, 1990)

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DEATH PENALTY

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May 4, 1990: Florida executed Jesse Tafero despite three electric chair malfunctions which caused flames to leap from his head. Tafero’s death sparked a new debate on humane methods of execution. Several states ceased use of the electric chair and adopted lethal injection as their means of capital punishment. (see April 21, 1992)

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Dissolution of the USSR

Latvia

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May 4, 1990:  Latvia declared independence from the Soviet Union. (Dissoulution, see Aug 30, ID, see April 9, 1991)

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TERRORISM

World Trade Center

May 4, 2006: a federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Terror, see April 7, 2007; WTC, see January 22, 2009).

Adam W. Purinton

May 4, 2018: Judge J. Charles Droege of Johnson County District Court sentenced Adam W. Purinton [fatally shot an Indian-born engineer after angrily confronting him about his immigration status at a bar on February 22, 2017] to life in prison.

Purinton pleaded guilty in March [March 6]to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder after witnesses said he yelled “Get out of my country!” before firing the shots that killed the engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and wounded two others.

In addition to the life sentence, with no possibility of parole for 50 years, Judge Droege sentenced Purinton to nearly 14 years in prison for each of two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder. (Purinton also faces hate crime and firearm charges in federal court.) (see June 27)

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LGBTQ

King v. New Jersey

May 4, 2015: the US Supreme Court left intact New Jersey’s ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay children.

The court declined to hear a challenge to the law, meaning that a September ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ban was the final word on the matter. The appeals court said the ban, which Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law in August 2013, did not violate the free speech or religious rights of counselors offering “gay conversion therapy” to convert homosexual minors into heterosexuals. (see May 21)

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Affordable Care Act

May 4, 2017: the House of Representatives narrowly approved legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering on their promise to reshape American health care without mandated insurance coverage.

The vote, 217 to 213, held on President Trump’s 105th day in office, was a significant step on what could be a long legislative road. Twenty Republicans bolted from their leadership to vote no. But the win kept alive the party’s dream of unwinding President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement.

The House measure faced uncertainty in the Senate, where a handful of Republican senators immediately rejected it, signaling that they would start work on a new version of the bill virtually from scratch. (Reuters articlej) (see “In June“)

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Immigration History

May 4, 2018: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 57,000 Honduran citizens in the United States.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gave them until January 2020 — the maximum 18-month period — to return to Honduras or seek different immigration status.

The Hondurans protected by TPS had been in the United States at least since Hurricane Mitch hit the country in 1998. (see May 7)

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