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    What happened on May 5

    • May 5, 0311 "Death - Gaius VM Galerius emperor of Rome, dies at about 50"

    • May 5, 0553 The Second Council of Constantinople begins.

    • May 5, 1028 "Death - Alfonso V King of Len/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle"

    • May 5, 1194 "Death - Kazimierz II the Justified, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies"

    • May 5, 1260 Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.

    • May 5, 1309 "Death - Charles II the Lame, King of Naples (1285-1309), dies"

    • May 5, 1352 Birthday - Ruprecht Roman catholic German king

    • May 5, 1382 Battle of Beverhoutsveld - population beats drunken army

    • May 5, 1494 Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.

    • May 5, 1504 "Death - Anton of Burgundy the Great Bastard, knight, dies at about 82"

    • May 5, 1525 "Death - Frederik III the Wise, ruler of Saxon (1486-1525), dies at 62"

    • May 5, 1553 "Death - Erasmus Alberus German theologist (Barfsser Mnche), dies at about 52"

    • May 5, 1557 Birthday - Emmanuel-Philibert van Lalaing baron of Montigny/marquis of Renty

    • May 5, 1582 "Death - Charlotte de Bourbon Princess of Orange, dies"

    • May 5, 1604 "Death - Claudio Merulo Italian organist/composer, dies at 71"

    • May 5, 1613 "Death - Johann Steuerlein composer, dies at 66"

    • May 5, 1635 Birthday - Philippe Quinault French playwright (L'amant indiscret)

    • May 5, 1640 English Short Parliament unites

    • May 5, 1646 King Charles I surrenders at Scotland

    • May 5, 1657 Birthday - Jacques Danican Philidor composer

    • May 5, 1665 Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow

    • May 5, 1678 "Death - Anna M van Schurman Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70"

    • May 5, 1680 Birthday - Giuseppe Porsile composer

    • May 5, 1702 "Death - Jacob Hintze composer, dies at 79"

    • May 5, 1705 "Death - Leopold I von Hapsburg Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64"

    • May 5, 1715 Birthday - Daniel Dal Barba composer

    • May 5, 1726 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Op‚ra of Paris France

    • May 5, 1749 Birthday - Jean-Frederic Edelmann composer

    • May 5, 1749 "Pope Benedict XIV proclaims 1750 a Year"" [?]"

    • May 5, 1762 Russia & Prussia sign peace treaty

    • May 5, 1762 Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.

    • May 5, 1764 Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls

    • May 5, 1780 2nd oldest learned society in US (American Academy of Arts & Sciences) forms

    • May 5, 1786 "Death - Pedro III King of Portugal, dies"

    • May 5, 1789 "In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time in 150 years."

    • May 5, 1797 Napoleon I's sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi

    • May 5, 1800 Birthday - Louis Hachette French publisher (Librairie Hachette)

    • May 5, 1801 "Death - Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 74"

    • May 5, 1804 Birthday - Jacob Kats Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)

    • May 5, 1809 Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland

    • May 5, 1809 "Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread."

    • May 5, 1809 Mary Kies is first woman issued a US patent (weaving straw)

    • May 5, 1809 "Mary Kies of South Killingly, CT was the first woman to be issued a U.S. patent, she was granted a patent for the rights to a technique for weaving straw with silk and thread."

    • May 5, 1809 The Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.

    • May 5, 1813 "Birthday - Sren Kierkegaard Denmark, philosopher (founded Existentialism)"

    • May 5, 1814 "British attack Fort Ontario, Oswego NY"

    • May 5, 1815 Birthday - Eugne-Marin Labiche French playwright

    • May 5, 1816 American Bible Society organized

    • May 5, 1817 "Birthday - George Washington Julian MC (Union), died in 1899"

    • May 5, 1818 "Birthday - Karl Marx philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital)"

    • May 5, 1819 Birthday - Stanislaw Moniuszko Polish composer

    • May 5, 1821 "Death - Napoleon I Bonaparte emperor France (1799-1815), dies in St Helena"

    • May 5, 1823 "Birthday - James Allen Hardie Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1876"

    • May 5, 1826 Birthday - Eugnie M de Montijo y de Guzman Empress of France

    • May 5, 1827 "Death - Frederik Augustus I Justified, King of Saxon (1806-27), dies at 76"

    • May 5, 1831 "Death - Friedrich Ludwig Seidel composer, dies at 65"

    • May 5, 1832 "Birthday - H H Bancroft historian, publisher (History of the Pacific States)"

    • May 5, 1833 Birthday - Ferdinand von Richthofen German geographer/explorer

    • May 5, 1835 "Birthday - Leopold II Belgian crown prince, baptized"

    • May 5, 1835 "In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen."

    • May 5, 1835 King Leopold opens Brussels-Mechelen railway

    • May 5, 1837 "Death - Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli Italian composer/bandmaster, dies at 85"

    • May 5, 1840 "Death - Gottlob Benedikt Bierey composer, dies at 67"

    • May 5, 1840 "Death - Matthaus Fischer composer, dies at 76"

    • May 5, 1842 Birthday - Johann Nepomuk Fuchs composer

    • May 5, 1842 City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)

    • May 5, 1846 "Birthday - Federico Chueca Madrid Spain, composer (La Gran Via)"

    • May 5, 1846 "Birthday - Henryk Sienkiewicz Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)"

    • May 5, 1847 "The American Medical Association was organized in Philadelphia, PA."

    • May 5, 1848 Birthday - Adalbert von Goldschmidt composer

    • May 5, 1849 "Birthday - Hambletonian Chester NY, greatest standardbred horse"

    • May 5, 1854 Birthday - Antonio Smareglia composer

    • May 5, 1854 English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast

    • May 5, 1855 "NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration"

    • May 5, 1859 "Death - Peter G L Dirichlet German mathematician, dies at 53"

    • May 5, 1861 Alexandria VA - CS troops abandon city

    • May 5, 1862 "Birthday - Max Elskamp Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)"

    • May 5, 1862 Cinco de Mayo in Mexico: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla.

    • May 5, 1862 French army intervenes in Puebla M‚xico: Cinco de Mayo

    • May 5, 1862 Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg VA

    • May 5, 1863 Battle of Tupelo MS

    • May 5, 1863 Birthday - Frederik A Stoett linguist (Dutch Proverbs)

    • May 5, 1863 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round

    • May 5, 1864 Atlanta Campaign-5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge

    • May 5, 1864 Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke

    • May 5, 1864 "Battle of Wilderness VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)"

    • May 5, 1864 "Death - Alexander Hays US Union-general-major, dies in battle at 44"

    • May 5, 1864 "Death - John Marshall Jones Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 43"

    • May 5, 1864 "Death - Leroy A Stafford US Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 42"

    • May 5, 1865 Birthday - Felicjan Szopski composer

    • May 5, 1865 "In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), the first train robbery in the United States takes place."

    • May 5, 1867 Battle of Pueblo; M‚xicans defeat Maximilian's forces (Cinco de Mayo)

    • May 5, 1867 Birthday - Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman] journalist

    • May 5, 1867 Birthday - Thomas Tertius Noble composer

    • May 5, 1869 "Birthday - Hans Erich Pfitzner Moscow Russia, composer (Krakquer Begrs)"

    • May 5, 1871 Birthday - Alberto Cametti composer

    • May 5, 1875 "Death - Jan A C A van Nispen tot Sevenaer Dutch MP (1848-75), dies at 71"

    • May 5, 1877 Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.

    • May 5, 1879 Birthday - Symon Petlyura leader Ukraine (pogroms)

    • May 5, 1881 Anit-Jewish rioting in Kiev Ukraine

    • May 5, 1883 Birthday - Charles Bender only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame

    • May 5, 1883 Birthday - Leopold Samuel composer

    • May 5, 1883 Birthday - Petar Konjovic composer

    • May 5, 1884 Birthday - Wang Tjing-Wei premier China (1932-35)

    • May 5, 1885 Birthday - Henri Velge 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State)

    • May 5, 1885 "Death - Lauro Rossi composer, dies at 73"

    • May 5, 1886 Birthday - Manuel Borguno composer

    • May 5, 1886 "Death - Joseph Albert German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61"

    • May 5, 1886 "The Bay View Tragedy occurs, militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven."

    • May 5, 1887 Birthday - Estelle Hemsley Boston MA

    • May 5, 1887 Birthday - Lord Geoffrey Fisher of Lambeth archbishop of Canterbury

    • May 5, 1889 Birthday - Herbie Taylor cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)

    • May 5, 1890 Birthday - Christopher Morley author (Kitty Foil)

    • May 5, 1891 Carnegie Hall opens in NYC with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor

    • May 5, 1891 "New York City was the site of the dedication of a building called the Music Hall. The structure is not called the Music Hall anymore, it is called Carnegie Hall, named in honor of Andrew Carnegie."

    • May 5, 1891 "The Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor."

    • May 5, 1892 "Death - Jan Nepomuk Skroup composer, dies at 80"

    • May 5, 1893 Panic of 1893: Crash on the New York Stock Exchange starts a depression.

    • May 5, 1893 Panic of 1893: Great crash on New York Stock Exchange

    • May 5, 1893 "The worst economic crisis in U.S. history (to that time) happened on this day. Stock prices plummeted, major railroads went into receivership, 15,000 businesses went bankrupt and 15 to 20 percent of the work force was unemployed. Within seven months, over 600 banks had closed. 1900 "The Billboard", a magazine for the music and entertainment industries, began weekly publication after six years as a monthly 1901 The first Catholic mass for night workers was held at the Church of St. Andrew in New York City."

    • May 5, 1894 "Birthday - Kit Guard Denmark, actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous)"

    • May 5, 1899 "Birthday - Freeman Gosden Richmond VA, radio actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy)"

    • May 5, 1900 """The Billboard"" began weekly publication"

    • May 5, 1900 "Birthday - Charles Jewtraw US, 500 meter speed skater (Olympics-gold-1924)"

    • May 5, 1900 Birthday - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)

    • May 5, 1900 Birthday - Mervyn A Ellison British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)

    • May 5, 1900 Birthday - Spencer Tracy actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)

    • May 5, 1902 Commonwealth Public Service Act creates Australian Public Service.

    • May 5, 1902 "Death - Bret Harte writer, dies at 65"

    • May 5, 1903 "Birthday - James Beard US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)"

    • May 5, 1904 "Birthday - Sir Gordon Richards British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)"

    • May 5, 1904 Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox tossed a perfect game against the Philadelphia Americans

    • May 5, 1904 "Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans threw the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball."

    • May 5, 1905 Birthday - Arnold Meijer Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front

    • May 5, 1905 Birthday - Robert Houben Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)

    • May 5, 1905 "Robert S Abbott published first issue of newspaper ""Chicago Defender"""

    • May 5, 1906 "Birthday - Ursula Jeans Simla India, actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)"

    • May 5, 1907 "Birthday - Benny Baker St Joseph MO, actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds)"

    • May 5, 1907 Birthday - Kenneth Muir English scholar

    • May 5, 1907 Birthday - Yoritsune Matsudaira composer

    • May 5, 1908 Birthday - Jacques Massu French general (Algeria)

    • May 5, 1908 "Birthday - Rex [Reginald Carey] Harrison Huyton Lancashire England, actor (My Fair Lady, Doctor Dolittle, Cleopatra)"

    • May 5, 1908 Great White Fleet arrives in San Fransisco

    • May 5, 1909 Birthday - Mikls Radnti writer

    • May 5, 1909 "Death - Pauline Staegeman German feminist, dies"

    • May 5, 1910 Birthday - William I Martin US pilot/Vice-Admiral (WWII)

    • May 5, 1911 Birthday - Giles Grangier film director

    • May 5, 1911 "Birthday - Norman Oldfield cricketer (England batsman one Test vs West Indies 1939, 80 & 19)"

    • May 5, 1911 Birthday - Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr specialist in tropical medicine

    • May 5, 1912 5th modern Olympic games opens in Stockholm Sweden

    • May 5, 1912 "Birthday - Alice Faye [Ann Jeanne Leppert] New York NY, actress (Barricade, State Fair)"

    • May 5, 1912 Birthday - W Fenton Morley preacher

    • May 5, 1912 Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing

    • May 5, 1913 "Birthday - Tyrone Power Cleveland OH, actor (Mark of Zorro, Alexander's Ragtime Band)"

    • May 5, 1915 "2nd Australian Brigade and New Zealand Brigade redeployed to Cape Helles, Gallipoli"

    • May 5, 1915 "Birthday - Richard H Rovere Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)"

    • May 5, 1915 German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom

    • May 5, 1916 American marines invade the Dominican Republic.

    • May 5, 1916 Birthday - Mutal' Burkhanov composer

    • May 5, 1917 Birthday - Ron Saggers cricket wicket-keeper (effective New South Wales & Aussie late 40's)

    • May 5, 1918 Birthday - Erbie Bowser pianist

    • May 5, 1919 "Birthday - George London Montral Canada, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto)"

    • May 5, 1919 "Birthday - Tony Canadeo Chicago IL, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers)"

    • May 5, 1920 Birthday - John Hidalgo Moya architect/designer (Skylon)

    • May 5, 1920 German-Latvian peace treaty signed

    • May 5, 1920 Polish troops occupy Kiev

    • May 5, 1920 US President Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal

    • May 5, 1921 Birthday - Sonja Oosterman Dutch singer (Marketensters)

    • May 5, 1921 "Death - Alfred H Fried Austrian/German pacifist (Nobel 1911), dies"

    • May 5, 1922 Birthday - Jay D Miller record producer

    • May 5, 1922 "Birthday - Phil Gordon Meridian MS, actor/singer (Jasper-Bev Hillbillies)"

    • May 5, 1923 "Birthday - Godfrey Quigley actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney)"

    • May 5, 1924 "Birthday - Leopoldo Torre Nilsson Buenos Aires, director (Monday's Child)"

    • May 5, 1924 Birthday - Theo Olof German/Netherlands violinist/prodigy/concert master

    • May 5, 1924 Unions terminate Twentse textile strike

    • May 5, 1925 Afrikaans established as an official language in South Africa.

    • May 5, 1925 Birthday - Monica Lewis actress (Box Office)

    • May 5, 1925 John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

    • May 5, 1925 Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is served an arrest warrant for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

    • May 5, 1925 "Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak"

    • May 5, 1926 "Birthday - Ann B Davis Schenectady NY, actress (Bob Cummings Show, Brady Bunch)"

    • May 5, 1926 "Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for ""Arrowsmith"""

    • May 5, 1927 "Birthday - Charles Rosen New York NY, pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms)"

    • May 5, 1927 "Birthday - Pat Carroll Shreveport LA, comedienne/actress (Make Room for Daddy)"

    • May 5, 1927 "Birthday - Sid O'Linn cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)"

    • May 5, 1927 "Death - Charles Boissevain editor in chief (General Trade 1885-1908), dies"

    • May 5, 1929 "Birthday - John S Ragin Newark NJ, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME)"

    • May 5, 1930 Birthday - Michael James Adams USAF pilot (X-15)

    • May 5, 1930 "Birthday - Richard Schaal Chicago IL, actor (Leo-Phyllis, Trapper John MD)"

    • May 5, 1930 "Bradman scores 185 Australia vs Leicestershire, 317 minutes, 16 fours"

    • May 5, 1930 The first woman to fly solo from England to Australia takes-off (Amy Johnson)

    • May 5, 1932 Birthday - Aurel Stroe composer

    • May 5, 1932 "Birthday - Will Hutchins Atwater CA, actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord)"

    • May 5, 1932 Japan & China sign a peace treaty

    • May 5, 1935 "Birthday - Douglas Marland West Sand Lake NY, soap opera writer (General Hospital)"

    • May 5, 1935 "Jessie Owens of the US, sets then long jump record at 26' 8¬"""

    • May 5, 1936 Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip

    • May 5, 1936 Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa

    • May 5, 1937 "Birthday - Robert O ""Rob"" van Gennep Dutch publisher (Guevara, Gorz, Mandl)"

    • May 5, 1938 "Birthday - Jerzy Skolimowski Warsaw Poland, director (Hands Up, Deep End)"

    • May 5, 1938 Birthday - Johnnie Taylor US gospel singer (I Believe in You)

    • May 5, 1938 "Birthday - Michael Murphy Los Angeles CA, actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman)"

    • May 5, 1939 "Birthday - James R Jones (Representative-D-OK, 1973- )"

    • May 5, 1939 Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky

    • May 5, 1940 "Birthday - Eric Burdon Walker-on-Tyne England, rock singer (Animals-House of Rising Sun, War)"

    • May 5, 1940 "Birthday - Lance Henriksen New York NY, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)"

    • May 5, 1940 Norwegian Government in exile forms in London

    • May 5, 1941 2 Fokker's employees flee Nazi occupied Netherlands to England

    • May 5, 1941 "Birthday - Aleksandr Ragulin USSR, ice hockey play (Olympics-gold-1964, 68, 72)"

    • May 5, 1941 "Birthday - Howie Komives NBA star (New York Knicks, Buffalo Braves)"

    • May 5, 1942 "Birthday - Amy Hill actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore)"

    • May 5, 1942 "Birthday - Tammy Wynette Redbay AL, country singer (Stand by your Man)"

    • May 5, 1942 British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar

    • May 5, 1942 US begins rationing sugar during WWII

    • May 5, 1943 "Birthday - Michael Palin Sheffield Yorkshire England, comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda)"

    • May 5, 1943 Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System

    • May 5, 1944 "Birthday - Jean-Pierre Leaud Paris France, actor (Detective)"

    • May 5, 1944 "Birthday - John Rhys-Davies Salisbury Wiltshire England, actor (Sir Edward-The Quest, Sliders, Lord of the Rings)"

    • May 5, 1944 Birthday - Roger Raised English actor (Nicholas Nickleby)

    • May 5, 1944 Gandhi freed from prison

    • May 5, 1944 Mohandas Gandhi is freed from prison.

    • May 5, 1945 Birthday - Jiri Svoboda composer (Accumulator 1)

    • May 5, 1945 "Birthday - Raphael Spain, Spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)"

    • May 5, 1945 "Death - Gumundur Jnsson Kamban Icelandic writer (Vi mordere), dies at 56"

    • May 5, 1945 Denmark liberated from Nazi control

    • May 5, 1945 Germans surrender in Norway

    • May 5, 1945 Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated

    • May 5, 1945 Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated

    • May 5, 1945 Uprising against SS-occupying troops in Prague

    • May 5, 1945 "World War II:Admiral Karl Dnitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases."

    • May 5, 1945 "World War II:German troops in the Netherlands and Denmark capitulate to Canadian and British forces, liberating these countries from Nazi occupation."

    • May 5, 1945 World War II:Mauthausen concentration camp is liberated.

    • May 5, 1945 World War II:Prague uprising against the Nazis.

    • May 5, 1946 "Birthday - Stefania Sandrelli Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)"

    • May 5, 1947 Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850 million in damage

    • May 5, 1948 "Birthday - Bill Ward Birmingham England, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath)"

    • May 5, 1948 Birthday - Frank Esier-Smith rocker

    • May 5, 1948 The first air squadron of jets aboard a carrier

    • May 5, 1949 "Birthday - Anna Bergman Stockholm Sweden, actress (Agent 69)"

    • May 5, 1949 "Birthday - Michael Murphy Los Angeles CA, actor (Dr Art Armstrong-2 Marriages)"

    • May 5, 1949 Council of Europe established

    • May 5, 1949 "Death - Maurice Maeterlinck Belgian playwright (Grand Fairie, Nobel 1911), dies"

    • May 5, 1949 "The Council of Europe in Strasbourg is founded through the Treaty of London as the first European institution working for European integration. Since 1964, May 5 has been designated Europe Day by the Council of Europe and is celebrated since then to commemorate its founding on 5 May 1949."

    • May 5, 1950 Bhumibol Adulyadej is crowned as King Rama IX of Thailand.

    • May 5, 1950 "Birthday - Maggie MacNeal Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star)"

    • May 5, 1950 Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand

    • May 5, 1951 Birthday - Rex Goh rock guitarist (Air Supply)

    • May 5, 1951 "Death - Eddie Dunn comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54"

    • May 5, 1952 Birthday - Louis Cortelezzi rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)

    • May 5, 1953 "Birthday - Billy Burnette Memphis TN, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)"

    • May 5, 1954 A coup d'tat carries General Alfredo Stroessner to power in Paraguay.

    • May 5, 1954 "Birthday - Angelo Kimball Boston MA, rock guitarist (Face To Face)"

    • May 5, 1954 "Birthday - Dagmar Whrl German Federal Republic, Miss Germany (1977)"

    • May 5, 1954 "Birthday - John Greg Adams Scottsdale AZ, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd)"

    • May 5, 1954 Birthday - Peter Erskine jazz drummer (Weather Report)

    • May 5, 1955 """Damn Yankees"" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances"

    • May 5, 1955 "Birthday - Melinda Culea Western Springs IL, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love, Glitter)"

    • May 5, 1955 "Birthday - Robert Feld Nashville TN, National Scrabble Champion (1990)"

    • May 5, 1955 Indies parliament accept hindu-divorce

    • May 5, 1955 "The musical, " Damn Yankees", opened in New York City for a successful run of 1,019 performances."

    • May 5, 1955 West Germany gains full sovereignty.

    • May 5, 1955 West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers

    • May 5, 1956 "Birthday - Dick Kemper Amsterdam Netherlands, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)"

    • May 5, 1956 "Death - Charles R Gallas lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at 88"

    • May 5, 1956 "The first runner to break the four-minute mile within the United States was Jim Bailey and he was clocked at a speedy 3:58.6 in Los Angeles, CA."

    • May 5, 1956 "World championships of judo are first held, in Tokyo"

    • May 5, 1957 Adolf Sch„rf elected President of Austria

    • May 5, 1957 "Birthday - Lisa Eilbacher Dharan Saudi Arabia, actress (Beverly Hills Cop, Officer & Gentleman)"

    • May 5, 1957 Birthday - Thereza Bazaar rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)

    • May 5, 1957 "Death - Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin composer, dies at 74"

    • May 5, 1959 Birthday - Ian McCullough rocker (Echo & The Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)

    • May 5, 1960 "Death - Sulho Ranta composer, dies at 58"

    • May 5, 1960 Number one hit on UK music charts - Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown

    • May 5, 1961 Alan Shepard becomes first American in space (aboard Freedom 7)

    • May 5, 1961 Birthday - Hiro Hase wrestler (NJPW)

    • May 5, 1962 """West Side Story"" soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album"

    • May 5, 1962 "Death - Ernest Tyldesley cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies"

    • May 5, 1963 "Death - Heinrich Gebhard composer, dies"

    • May 5, 1963 "Death - Jacobus JP Old architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73"

    • May 5, 1964 5 May is declared Europe Day on the 25th anniversary of the Council of Europe.

    • May 5, 1964 "Birthday - Heike Henkel German Federal Republic, world record indoor high jumper (1992)"

    • May 5, 1964 Birthday - Lorraine McIntosh British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)

    • May 5, 1964 Birthday - Ulrich Wilson soccer player (FC Volendam)

    • May 5, 1964 Separatists riot in Qu‚bec

    • May 5, 1965 Birthday - Paul Frase NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)

    • May 5, 1965 The first large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam

    • May 5, 1966 "Birthday - Mike Stapleton Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)"

    • May 5, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo

    • May 5, 1966 "Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2"

    • May 5, 1966 Willie Mays hit his 512th homerun

    • May 5, 1966 Willie Mays hit home run number 512 of his career

    • May 5, 1967 Birthday - Brad Baxter NFL fullback (New York Jets)

    • May 5, 1967 "Birthday - Charles Nagy Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)"

    • May 5, 1968 Birthday - Craig Hendrickson CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

    • May 5, 1968 Birthday - Michael Titley WLAF TE (London Monarchs)

    • May 5, 1968 "Birthday - Robert David Burns Mission Hills CA, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th)"

    • May 5, 1968 Birthday - Tim Neilsen cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)

    • May 5, 1968 Death - Albert Dekker dies of accidental suffocation at 62

    • May 5, 1969 "Birthday - Bryan Ivie Torrance CA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)"

    • May 5, 1969 "Death - Ben Alexander actor (Frank Smith-Dragnet), dies at 57"

    • May 5, 1970 Birthday - Harold Nash CFL halfback (Montral Alouettes)

    • May 5, 1970 Birthday - LaPhonso Ellis NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)

    • May 5, 1971 Birthday - Harold Miner NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)

    • May 5, 1971 Birthday - Keith Hamilton defensive end (New York Giants)

    • May 5, 1971 Birthday - Ken Brown NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)

    • May 5, 1971 Birthday - Reggie Jones wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs)

    • May 5, 1971 "Death - Alice Tissot actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81"

    • May 5, 1971 "Death - Petro Scaglione Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia"

    • May 5, 1971 Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)

    • May 5, 1972 Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115

    • May 5, 1972 Birthday - Barrett Brooks NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)

    • May 5, 1972 "Birthday - Brigitta Boccoli Milan Italy, actress (Manhattan Baby)"

    • May 5, 1972 Birthday - Janelle Lynn Canady Miss Alaska USA (1996)

    • May 5, 1972 "Birthday - Mikael Renberg Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning)"

    • May 5, 1972 Birthday - Mike Hollis kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)

    • May 5, 1972 Birthday - Ron Snook Australian rower (Olympics-96)

    • May 5, 1972 Birthday - Rushia Brown WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)

    • May 5, 1972 Birthday - Travis Jervey NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

    • May 5, 1972 "Birthday - Wendy Kaye Memphis TN, playmate (July 1991)"

    • May 5, 1972 "Birthday - Zigmund Palffy Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (New York Islanders)"

    • May 5, 1972 "Death - Reverend Gary David vocalist, dies at 76"

    • May 5, 1973 "56,800 fans paid $309,000 to see Led Zeppelin at Tampa Stadium."

    • May 5, 1973 "Birthday - Johan Hedberg Nacka Sweden, hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Olympics-1998)"

    • May 5, 1973 Birthday - Matt Dubuc CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)

    • May 5, 1973 Birthday - Muhsin Muhammad wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)

    • May 5, 1973 "Birthday - Tina Yothers Whittier CA, actresss (Jennifer-Family Ties)"

    • May 5, 1975 "Birthday - Christine Buschur Eagle River AK, Miss America-Alaska (1997)"

    • May 5, 1976 Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II

    • May 5, 1976 Birthday - Sage Stallone Sylvester's son/actor (Rocky V)

    • May 5, 1976 "Death - Thomas Burnett Swann sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47"

    • May 5, 1976 "Train collision at Schiedam Netherlands, kills 24"

    • May 5, 1977 "Birthday - Tiffany Roberts Petaluma CA, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)"

    • May 5, 1977 "Death - Ludwig Erhard German minister of Economic Affairs (CDU), dies at 80"

    • May 5, 1978 "Death - Alfred H H Gilligan cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies"

    • May 5, 1978 "Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds smacked his 3,000th major-league hit."

    • May 5, 1979 "Death - Shirley O'Hara actress (Wild Party), dies at 68"

    • May 5, 1979 Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting

    • May 5, 1979 Voyager 1 passes Jupiter

    • May 5, 1980 Birthday - Bonnie Lynn Gagnon Miss New Hampshire Teen USA (1997)

    • May 5, 1980 Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.

    • May 5, 1980 "Death - Edmond Vandercammen Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79"

    • May 5, 1980 Operation Nimrod: The Special Air Service storm the Iranian embassy in London after a six day siege.

    • May 5, 1980 Saipan and other Navy ships provided humanitarian search and rescue support operations for the vast sealift of Cuban refugees heading for the U.S. through the Florida Straits.

    • May 5, 1980 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos & police stormed the building

    • May 5, 1981 "Birthday - Danielle Christine Fishel Mesa AZ, actress (Topanga-Boy Meets World)"

    • May 5, 1981 Death - Bobby Sands IRA activists dies in his 66th day of his hunger strike

    • May 5, 1982 "Death - Helmut Dantine actor, dies of a heart attack at 63"

    • May 5, 1982 "Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to 0"

    • May 5, 1983 "Death - John Williams actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80"

    • May 5, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Duran Duran - The Reflex

    • May 5, 1985 "The first husband and wife team to win a major marathon, Ken and Lisa Maratin, won over $50,000 for their first-place finishes in the Pittsburgh Marathon."

    • May 5, 1986 "Death - Jon William Haussermann Jr composer, dies at 76"

    • May 5, 1986 "Death - Rui Coelho composer, dies at 94"

    • May 5, 1987 Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings

    • May 5, 1987 Iran-Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings.

    • May 5, 1988 "Death - George Rose actor (Devil's Disciple, Hideaways), dies at 68"

    • May 5, 1988 Death - Tamara Pos Suriname/Dutch activist

    • May 5, 1988 Eugene Antonio Marino became the first black Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States.

    • May 5, 1989 "Death - Frank Easton cricket wicketkeeper (New South Wales 1933-39), dies"

    • May 5, 1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY

    • May 5, 1990 "Birthday - Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg New York NY, daughter of Caroline"

    • May 5, 1990 "Paul Hogan & Linda Koslowski wed in Byron Bay, Eastern Australia"

    • May 5, 1991 "A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, DC after a Salvadoran man is shot by police."

    • May 5, 1991 Death - William De Acutis dies at 33

    • May 5, 1992 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

    • May 5, 1992 Death - Ben Frommer dies at 78

    • May 5, 1992 Death - Dick Yarmy dies of lung cancer at 58

    • May 5, 1992 "Death - Jean-Claude Pascal French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64"

    • May 5, 1992 "Death - Stefano d'Arrigo Siciilian writer, dies at 72"

    • May 5, 1992 The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified.

    • May 5, 1993 "Death - Balak Brahmachari [Marxist Godman], Indies guru, dies at 73"

    • May 5, 1993 "Death - Irving Howe US writer/critic (Dissent), dies at 72"

    • May 5, 1993 Death - Lenore Kingston Jenson dies of cancer at 79

    • May 5, 1994 "Death - Hein Salomonson architect, dies at about 83"

    • May 5, 1994 "Death - Joe Layton director (Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip), dies at 63"

    • May 5, 1994 Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections

    • May 5, 1994 North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen

    • May 5, 1995 "Death - Anthony Wagner genealogist, dies at 86"

    • May 5, 1995 "Death - Bernard Benjamin Gillis judge, dies at 89"

    • May 5, 1995 "Death - Esther Waterhouse doctor/methodist, dies at 86"

    • May 5, 1995 "Death - James Pack naval officer museum curator, dies at 81"

    • May 5, 1995 "Death - Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington engineer, dies at 75"

    • May 5, 1995 "Death - Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik world chess champion, dies"

    • May 5, 1995 "Death - Thomas Eden Binkley musician, dies at 63"

    • May 5, 1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)

    • May 5, 1995 "Official CN opening ceremony for a new tunnel between Sarnia, Ont and Port Huron, MI. The tunnel can handle full height double stack container cars."

    • May 5, 1996 "Death - Ai Qing poet, dies at 86"

    • May 5, 1996 "Death - Beryl Burton cyclist, dies at 58"

    • May 5, 1996 "Renette Cruz, Vancouver British Columbia, wins Miss Canadian Universe"

    • May 5, 1997 """Married With Children"" final episode on Fox TV"

    • May 5, 1997 "Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful"

    • May 5, 2005 "The United Kingdom general election takes place, in which Tony Blair's Labour Party is re-elected for a third, consecutive term."

    • May 5, 2006 The government of Sudan signed an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA).

    • May 5, 2007 Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.







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