Posted: May 26, 2014 06:20 PM MDT
Updated: Jul 15, 2016 02:35 AM MDT
A bill in Congress would name the new Department of Veterans Affairs in Colorado Springs after a World War II soldier killed in action, Private First Class Floyd Lindstrom.
Constantinople falls, Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the top of Mount Everest, and Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to race in the Indy 500, all on this day.
The Spanish Armada sets sail for England, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, Volkswagen is founded, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass dominate the charts, and "The Last Supper" goes back on display after a two-decade restoration, all on this day.
A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, and the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen."