Today in history: May 15In 1886, poet...


Today in history: May 15

In 1886, poet Emily Dickinson died in Amherst, Mass.

In 1930, Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyo.

In 1942, gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for nonessential vehicles.

In 1970, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police opened fire during student protests.

In 1972, Democratic presidential candidate George C. Wallace was shot and left paralyzed while campaigning at a Laurel shopping center.

FIVE YEARS AGO: President George Bush took Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to a baseball game between Baltimore and Oakland. She left after two innings.

Pub Date: 5/15/96

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