Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2019. There are 229 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 16, 1966, China launched the Cultural Revolution, a radical as well as deadly reform movement aimed at purging the country of "counter-revolutionaries."
On this date:
Ten years ago: The ruling Congress party swept to a resounding victory in India's mammoth national elections. Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes since 1924, holding off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown by a length.
Thought for Today: "The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events."—John Kenneth Galbraith, American economist, diplomat and author (1908-2006).