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Dates That Matter

Upcoming Dates and Topics:

May 13, 1864 - Clue: The first soldier is laid to rest in a national cemetery.
Answer: The first burial is held at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia.

May 14, 1948 - Clue: A new state for an ancient people.
Answer: The state of Israel is formally recognized.

May 15, 1942 - Clue: Women join the army.
Answer: The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps is born.

May 16, 1770 - Clue: A French prince marries an Austrian princess, not realizing they will one day lose their heads.
Answer: Louis marries Marie Antoinette.

May 17, 1954 - Clue: The Supreme Court ends separation in education.
Answer: The Supreme Court rules in Brown vs. Board of Education that "separate but equal" is unconstitutional.

May 18, 1980 - Clue: The deadliest volcanic eruption in US history.
Answer: Mount St. Helens erupts and explodes.

May 19, 1780 - Clue: Darkness falls in New England at 2:00 p.m.
Answer: An unexplained darkness descends upon New England.