Friday, May 28, 2010

May 30th

1539: Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay, Florida with the goal of finding gold and cheap real estate in foreclosure.

1879: Madison Square Garden opens to the public. Luckily, the Knicks don't use the venue to terrorize the public until 1949.

1967: The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence, sparking a civil war and thousands of suicides by map-makers across the world.


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