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[left page] MAY 18 Thursday fair day. raining in afternoon and night the level out front was laying in water about 9 oclock P.M. rained hard. flood, almost. men striped tobacco all day. Robert and I to school, saw Judy at school, Mary to work as usual. MAY 19 Friday good day all day. Robert and I went to school. men striped tobacco all day, went from Md, Job, Growers brought new tobacco plants in the afternoon. I went over to Luis E. at night, got home 10:30 P.M. Hot, called Judy up at night. May 18--1822--Iturbide announced himself Mexican emperor. 1898--Peace conference met at The Hague, Holland. 1914--Panama Canal opened for regular barge traffic. May 19--1795--James Boswell, biographer of Samuel Johnson, died in England. 1815--U.S. began its 7th naval campaign to punish the Barbary pirates of Algiers. 1865--Jefferson Davis imprisoned in Fortress Monroe, Va. [right page] MAY 20 Saturday good day all day, halled Tobacco from down on other place with tractor and truck. men worked 1/2 a day, Barbara N. and I about to the movies at Waldorf. up to kents and also via's in the afternoon. Joe striped Tobacco. Hot. [[strikethrough]] called [[/strikethrough]] MAY 21 Sunday Good day all day, Robert, Mary & I went to church, nobody came all day, I went up to Via's in the morning, after church. called Judy up at night, made marks for marking off tobacco rows, Hot. over on other place. May 20--1536--Henry VIII married Jane Seymour, his 3rd wife. 1895--U.S. Supreme Court declared income tax unconstitutional. 1902--U.S. released Cuba to her own government as a republic. May 21--1867--Unity of Canada proclaimed by the British. 1927--Lindbergh reached Paris, completing the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic. 1932--Amelia Earhart completed the first transatlantic solo flight to be made by a woman.
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