Happy Cinco De Mayo to all my mu·cha·chos
I'd like to take this time to congratulate all the Edgar winners
Hank Phillipi Ryan for her wonderful novel The Other Woman which won the Mary Higgins Clark award, a dear friend and who was our guest last year when the B&N forum disussed the novel.
And to Ben H. Winters who will be our July featured author here who won Best Original Paperback for his novel The Last Policeman
Remember tomorrow starts our May monthly feature-Lisa will be here all month to chat with us while we discuss her book and don't forget to sign up to win a NOOK
Here's our Sunday "Cinco De Mayo" Thought for The Day
“I’ve learned that even when I have pains,
I don’t have to be one.”
I don’t have to be one.”
~ Maya Angelou
[Maya Angelou]Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928) is an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years… Source
A bit of history courtesy of Widipedia
And may I say that the 5th of May is quite a newsy day.
553 – The Second Council of Constantinople begins.
1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
1260 – Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1494 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
1762 – Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving strawwith silk and thread.
1821 – Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1862 – Cinco de Mayo: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, withTchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
1905 – The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder
1925 – Scopes Trial: serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
1944 – German troops execute 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura in Greece
1946 – The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
1955 – West Germany gains full sovereignty.
1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
1973 – Secretariat (horse) wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, a still standing record.
2010 – Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis.