TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT May 18, 1953,

Jacqueline Cochran, 47, be­came the first wo­man to break the sound bar­rier as she pi­loted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, Cal­i­for­nia.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1152

Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, mar­ried Henry, Duke of Nor­mandy, two months af­ter her mar­riage to King Louis VII of France was an­nulled.

1652

Rhode Is­land be­came the first Amer­i­can colony to pass a law abol­ish­ing African slav­ery; how­ever, the law was ap­par­ently never en­forced.

1781

Peru­vian revo­lu­tion­ary Tu­pac Amaru II, 43, was forced to wit­ness the ex­e­cu­tion of his rel­a­tives by the Span­ish in the main plaza of Cuzco be­fore be­ing be­headed.

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