OnThisDay: May 9th
1502 - Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World
1754 - First newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or die"
1899 - Lawn mower patented
1914 - President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
1962 - Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone
1962 - Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time