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Sunday, May 08, 2011

May 8th

On this day in 1994, The Colorado Silver Bullets, an all-female pro baseball team played their first game. Sponsored by Coors Beer, the Bullets was home base was Atlanta, GA. and playing 20 games per year. They folded in 1997.

On this day in 1885,Sarah Ann Henley survived a 76 foot jump from the Clifton Bridge, in Avon England.

"The rash act was the result of a lovers quarrel. A young man, a porter on the Great Western Railway, determined to break off the engagement, wrote a letter to the young woman announcing his intention. This preyed on the girl's mind, and she, in a state of despair, rushed to end her life by the fearful leap from the Suspension Bridge."

May 7th

On this day in 1914, the United States Congress establishes Mother's Day. Everyone has a mother.

On this day in 1942, the Nazi made a decree, "All Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto would be executed." Another daily horror added to the Jewish people living/surviving in Kovno. It must be noted many Mothers took the risk and gave birth in secret, and found ways to smuggle their infants out into willing families cared for their babies and children. Yes, the most innocent who had no way to defend but to hold their Mother's leg were brutally murdered and then their Mother taken to work in the factories as slave labor.