This Week in History
May 6 - 10
English Channel tunnel opens cutting travel time between England and France to a swift 35 minutes & eventually between London and Paris to two-and-a-half hours.
Final episode of Friends airs on NBC.
May 7:- 1998
Daimler-Benz announces purchase of Chrysler Corp.- 1965
"Satisfaction" comes to Keith Richards. The opening riff of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
May 8:- 1988
Woman convicted for tampering with Excedrin. Stella Nickell is convicted on two counts of murder by a Seattle, Washington, jury. She was the first person to be found guilty of violating the Federal Anti-Tampering Act after putting cyanide in Excedrin capsules in an effort to kill her husband.- 1963
Sean Connery stars in his first Bond movie, Dr. No.
May 9:- 1960
FDA approves the birth control pill.- 1971
Last Honeymooners episode airs
May 10:- 1924
J. Edgar Hoover begins his legacy with the FBI.- 1869
First transcontinental railroad is completed. For the first time in American history, railways linked together east and west, the realization of a dream that began two decades earlier.