May 5th Events

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May 5th, 2007 (May 05 2007)EventKenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.
May 5th, 2006 (May 05 2006)EventThe government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA).
May 5th, 2005 (May 05 2005)EventThe United Kingdom general election takes place, in which Tony Blair s Labour Party is re-elected for a third, consecutive term.Tony Blair Quotes
May 5th, 1992 (May 05 1992)EventThe 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified.
May 5th, 1991 (May 05 1991)EventA riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after a Salvadoran man is shot by police.
May 5th, 1987 (May 05 1987)EventIran-Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings.
May 5th, 1980 (May 05 1980)EventOperation Nimrod: The Special Air Service storm the Iranian embassy in London after a six day siege.
May 5th, 1980 (May 05 1980)EventConstantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.
May 5th, 1964 (May 05 1964)EventMay 5 is declared Europe Day on the 15th anniversary of the Council of Europe.
May 5th, 1961 (May 05 1961)EventThe Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 - Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.
May 5th, 1955 (May 05 1955)EventWest Germany gains full sovereignty.
May 5th, 1950 (May 05 1950)EventBhumibol Adulyadej is crowned as King Rama IX of Thailand.
May 5th, 1949 (May 05 1949)EventThe 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 May 5, 1949.
May 5th, 1945 (May 05 1945)EventWorld War II: German troops in the Netherlands and Denmark capitulate to Canadian and British forces, liberating these countries from Nazi occupation.
May 5th, 1945 (May 05 1945)EventWorld War II: Prague uprising against the Nazis.
May 5th, 1945 (May 05 1945)EventWorld War II: The Mauthausen concentration camp is liberated.
May 5th, 1945 (May 05 1945)EventWorld War II: Admiral Karl Donitz, leader of Germany after Hitler s death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.Karl Donitz Quotes
May 5th, 1941 (May 05 1941)EventChanel No. 5 is released.
May 5th, 1941 (May 05 1941)EventEmperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; this date has been since commemorated as Liberation Day.
May 5th, 1940 (May 05 1940)EventWorld War II: In London, a Norwegian government-in-exile is formed.
May 5th, 1936 (May 05 1936)EventItalian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
May 5th, 1925 (May 05 1925)EventScopes Trial: John T. Scopes is served an arrest warrant for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
May 5th, 1925 (May 05 1925)EventAfrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
May 5th, 1920 (May 05 1920)EventNicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are arrested, accused of robbery and murder.
May 5th, 1916 (May 05 1916)EventAmerican marines invade the Dominican Republic.
May 5th, 1904 (May 05 1904)EventPitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
May 5th, 1902 (May 05 1902)EventThe Commonwealth Public Service Act creates the Australian Public Service.
May 5th, 1891 (May 05 1891)EventThe Music Hall in New York City (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Quotes
May 5th, 1886 (May 05 1886)EventThe Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.
May 5th, 1877 (May 05 1877)EventIndian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
May 5th, 1865 (May 05 1865)EventIn North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
May 5th, 1864 (May 05 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
May 5th, 1862 (May 05 1862)EventCinco de Mayo in Mexico: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla.
May 5th, 1835 (May 05 1835)EventIn Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
May 5th, 1821 (May 05 1821)EventEmperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
May 5th, 1809 (May 05 1809)EventMary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
May 5th, 1809 (May 05 1809)EventThe Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.
May 5th, 1789 (May 05 1789)EventIn France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time in 150 years.
May 5th, 1762 (May 05 1762)EventRussia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
May 5th, 1640 (May 05 1640)EventKing Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
May 5th, 1494 (May 05 1494)EventChristopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.Christopher Columbus Quotes
May 5th, 1260 (May 05 1260)EventKublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
May 5th, 1215 (May 05 1215)EventRebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John of Englandied in This was part of a chain of events leading to the Magna Carta signing.
May 5th, 0553 (May 05 0553)EventThe Second Council of Constantinople begins.

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