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GOOD IDEA

On May 14, 1907, Anna Jarvis ar­ranged for a spe­cial church ser­vice in Philadel­phia to hon­our moth­ers, an idea that caught on and be­came Mother’s Day.

‘MIS­CHIEF’ MAKER

On May 14, 2001, Cape Bre­ton au­thor Alis­tair Ma­cleod’s novel, “No Great Mis­chief,” won the world’s rich­est lit­er­ary prize for a sin­gle work of fic­tion. The IMPAC Dublin award was worth $172,000.

BEST SELLER

On this date in 1881, a re­vised New Tes­ta­ment went on sale. By day’s end, 800,000 copies had been sold.

MIS­PRINT

On this date in 1918, the first U.S. air­mail stamps, fea­tur­ing a pic­ture of an air­plane, were in­tro­duced. On some of the stamps, the air­plane was printed up­side-down, mak­ing them col­lec­tor’s items.

STIR­RING SPEECH

On this date in 1940, in his first speech as Bri­tish prime min­is­ter, Win­ston Churchill told the Com­mons, “I have noth­ing to of­fer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

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