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The UPI alamanac for Sunday, May 12, 2002. Today is Mother's Day.
By United Press International

Blast from the Past

The "Mayaguez incident" began on this date in 1975 when a Cambodian gunboat fired on the American cargo ship Mayaguez, forcing it into a Cambodian port. During a U.S military rescue two days later, all 39 crewmen aboard were freed but a number of American
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is May 6. "Oh, the humanity!" The dream of mass transportation via dirigible ended on this date in 1937 when the German dirigible Hindenburg burst into flames while docking in Lakehurst, N.J.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield, later Spencer, then Simpson; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986), was an American socialite who married, as her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, Emperor of India.

Wallis's father died shortly after her birth, and she and her widowed mother were partly supported by their wealthier relatives. Her first marriage, to a U.S. naval officer, was punctuated with periods of separation and eventually ended in divorce. In 1934, during her second marriage, she allegedly became the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Two years later, after Edward's accession as King, Wallis divorced her second husband and Edward proposed to her.

The King's desire to marry a woman with two living ex-husbands caused a constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom and the Dominions, which ultimately led to the King's abdication in December 1936 to marry "the woman I love". After the abdication, the former king was created Duke of Windsor by his brother George VI. Edward married Wallis six months later, after which she was formally known as the Duchess of Windsor, without the style "Her Royal Highness".

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Wallis Simpson."
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