Today is celebrated with a great enthusiasm as Mother's Day across the globe. It is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society.
On this day in 1940, Winston Churchill gave his first speech as prime minister: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." Churchill was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55).
In 1821, The first practical printing press was patented in the U.S. by Samuel Rust.
In 1873, Ludwig M. Wolf patented the sewing machine lamp holder.
In 1888, Slavery was abolished in Brazil.
In 1913, Igor Sikorsky flew the first four engine aircraft.
In 1927, "Black Friday" occurred in Germany.
In 1949, The first gas turbine to pump natural gas was installed in Wilmar, AR.
In 1954, U.S. President Eisenhower signed into law the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Act.
In 1982, The Chicago Cubs became the first major league baseball team to win 8,000 games.