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VIDEO: Today in History for May 5th

Today in History for May 5th Highlights of this day in history: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte dies; Philosopher Karl Marx born; IRA member Bobby Sands during a prison hunger strike; Carnegie Hall opens in New York.

A LOOK THROUGH THE AREA’S PAST: Easter bunny shows up in local woman’s tub

Just in time for Easter, Mrs. Carrie McBride awoke Sunday morning to find a cottontail rabbit in her bathtub. “I still haven’t figured it out. I have no idea how that rabbit got in. I’ve been the only one here all week or I’d think someone was playing a joke on me,” McBride said.

A LOOK THROUGH THE AREA’S PAST: SCP production of “The Miracle Worker” shows children’s capacities

Newcomer Elizabeth Ivey will portray Helen Keller and veteran performer Nancy Cassady will play the part of Annie Sullivan when the curtain goes up on the Sherman Community Player’s production of “The Miracle Worker.”

A LOOK THROUGH THE AREA’S PAST: Two scouts earn awards for saving family from fire

Myra Kay Miller and Carole Ann Johnson received national honors from the National Camp Fire awards at the council fire in Municipal Ballroom. Myra Kay, daughter of Mrs. W.O. Hopper, received the national life saving honor for saving her grandmother from burning to death in which she received third degree burns on her hands.

A LOOK THROUGH THE AREA’S PAST: U.S. Navy recognizes R.S. Bowlby’s genius (+video)

Last week, the R.S. Bowlby firm in Honey Grove received a one million dollar contract with the U.S. Navy to make stainless steel pantoon floats. Bowlby is the star genius since he is capable of making his own special tooling and complicated machining and forming mechanisms.