18 May This Week in Boomer History: Jackson State … ‘Seinfeld’ Finale … Wallace Shot
President Richard Nixon nominates Anna Mae Hays (left) and Elizabeth P. Hoisington (right, with Mamie Eisenhower) the first female U.S. Army generals on May 15, 1970.
On May 17, 2004, the first legal same-sex marriage in the United States takes place when Tanya McCloskey, 52, and Marcia Kadish, 56, say “I do” at City Hall in Cambridge, Mass. By day’s end, scores of other same-sex couples tie the knot.
Televised Senate hearings on the Watergate break-in begin May 17, 1973.
Campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, Alabama Gov. George Wallace is shot on May 15, 1972, in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. Unemployed laborer Arthur Bremer is convicted of the assassination attempt and serves 35 years in prison.
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