Return to Daily IQ 1914Mother's Day goes publicMother's Day became a public holiday. 1926 Explorers Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett flew over the North Pole. 1936 Fascist Italy annexed Ethiopia. 1962 The Beatles signed their first recording contract and hired George Martin to be their producer. 1978 The body of slain former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro was found in an automobile in Rome. 1984 It took the Chicago White Sox 25 innings, eight hours, and six minutes, over two days, to finally defeat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6. It was the longest game (in elapsed time) in major-league history. 1994 The South African parliament chose Nelson Mandela as president. 2004 Chechnya's Moscow-backed leader, Akhmad Kadyrov, was killed in a bombing. Six others were killed and another 60 wounded. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?