(1787) Forming a ‘more perfect union’ is debated in Philadelphia What’s at stake for Philadelphia’s Constitutional Convention is no less than the formulation of a system to lead a newly born nation into a mature, and revolutionary, form of government. George Washington presides over a gathering of eminent minds to hammer out the details.The Constitutional Convention took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although the Convention was intended to revise the Articles of Confederation, the intention from the outset of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, was to create a new government rather than fix the existing one. The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the Convention. The result of the Convention was the creation of the United States Constitution, placing the Convention among the most significant events in the history of the United States.
Start date: May 25, 1787 End date: Sep 17, 1787 Founder: James Madison
wiki/Constitutional_Convention_(United_States)(1810) Argentina’s ‘May Revolution’ wrests independence from SpainCatching wind of chaos in Spain during its Peninsular War, rebels in Argentina form a new government, the Primera Junta, replacing 34 years of Spanish colonial rule. Inspired, in part, by the American and French Revolutions, the May Revolution will lead to the 8-year Argentine War of Independence.The May Revolution was a week-long series of events that took place from May 18 to 25, 1810, in Buenos Aires, capital of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. This Spanish colony included roughly the territories of present-day Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Brazil. The result was the removal of Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros and the establishment of a local government, the Primera Junta, on May 25. It was the first successful revolution in the South American Independence process.
Date: May 18, 1810
wiki/May_Revolution(1977) George Lucas’ space opera opens in theatersDirector George Lucas’ newest project hasn’t inspired much confidence at 20th Century Fox. It opens in only 32 theatres, its premiere pushed ahead of other, presumed, sure-fire summer hits. ‘Star Wars’ proves the naysayers wrong, becoming a blockbuster hit and an unstoppable cultural phenomenon.Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759 Release date: May 25, 1977 (United States) Director: George Lucas Gross revenue: $775.40 million USD Estimated budget: $11 million USD Sequel: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Prequel: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
wiki/Star_Wars_(film)(1986) Americans hold Hands Across America An estimated 5 million people hold hands, forming a human chain across the contiguous United States to raise money and awareness for the charity USA for Africa. While the chain has some breaks, it stretches from New York to Los Angeles. A theme song is played simultaneously on radio stations around the country.Hands Across America was a benefit event and publicity campaign staged on Sunday, May 25, 1986 in which approximately 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes along a path across the contiguous United States. Many participants donated ten dollars to reserve their place in line; the proceeds were donated to local charities to fight hunger and homelessness and help those in poverty. wiki/Hands_Across_America4.2.m17