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May 5 - Today in History
By Staff
May 5, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0311 - Gaius VM Galerius, emperor of Rome, dies at about 50
0553 - 2nd Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens
1028 - Alfonso V, King of Le�n/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle
1309 - Charles II, the Lame, King of Naples (1285-1309), dies
1382 - Battle of Beverhoutsveld - population beats drunken army
1430 - Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany
1494 - On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica
1640 - English Short Parliament unites
1646 - King Charles I surrenders at Scotland
1665 - Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
1705 - Leopold I von Hapsburg, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64
1726 - Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Op�ra of Paris
1749 - Pope Benedict XIV proclaims 1750 a Year" [?]
1762 - Russia & Prussia sign peace treaty
1764 - Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls
1780 - 2nd oldest learned society in US (American Academy of Arts & Sciences) forms (Boston)
1786 - Pedro III, King of Portugal, dies
1789 - French States-General for It first since 1614 together
1797 - Napoleon I's sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi
1809 - Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland
1809 - Mary Kies is first woman issued a US patent (weaving straw)
1814 - British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY
1816 - American Bible Society organized (NY)
1821 - Napoleon I Bonaparte, emperor France (1799-1815), dies in St Helena
1827 - Frederik Augustus I, Justified, King of Saxon (1806-27), dies at 76
1834 - Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz
1835 - King Leopold opens Brussels-Mechelen railway
1842 - City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)
1847 - American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
1854 - English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast
1855 - NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration
1861 - Alexandria, Virginia - CS troops abandon city
1862 - French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
1862 - Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia
1863 - Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi
1863 - Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round
1864 - Atlanta Campaign-5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
1864 - Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
1864 - Battle of Wilderness, Virginia (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
1864 - Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
1865 - First US train robbery (North Bend, Ohio)
1874 - Dutch 2nd Chamber passes child labor law
1881 - Anit-Jewish rioting in Kiev Ukraine
1891 - Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor
1893 - Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange
1900 - "The Billboard" began weekly publication
1904 - Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A's (3-0)
1905 - Robert S Abbott published first issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender"
1908 - 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
1908 - Great White Fleet arrives in SF
1912 - 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
1912 - Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)1915 - German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom
1916 - US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1917 - St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
1920 - German-Latvian peace treaty signed
1920 - Polish troops occupy Kiev
1920 - US Pres Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal
1921 - First ranger for Cleveland Metroparks hired
1921 - Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm)
1922 - Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
1924 - Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
1925 - John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee
1925 - Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)
1925 - Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
1926 - Geldrop soccer team forms
1926 - Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith"
1930 - First woman to fly solo from England to Australia takes-off (Amy Johnson)
1930 - Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
1932 - Japan & China sign a peace treaty
1934 - 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04
1935 - Jessie Owens of US, sets then long jump record at 26' 8�"
1936 - Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
1936 - Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
1938 - Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
1939 - Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky
1940 - Norwegian government in exile forms in London
1941 - 2 Fokker's employees flee nazi occupied Netherlands to England
1941 - Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa
1941 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)
1942 - British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar
1942 - US begins rationing sugar during WW II
1943 - Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System
1944 - Gandhi freed from prison
1944 - Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim
1945 - Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated
1945 - Netherlands & Denmark liberated from Nazi control
1945 - Uprising against SS-occupying troops in Prague
1945 - Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated
1947 - Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage
1947 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)
1948 - First air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
1948 - Belgian government of Spaak resigns
1949 - Council of Europe forms
1949 - Statue of Council of Europe drawn
1949 - Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
1950 - Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand
1951 - 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
1952 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
1952 - Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base
1954 - Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay
1955 - Indies parliament accept hindu-divorce
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1955 - West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers
1956 - 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
1956 - Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
1956 - Jim Bailey (US) runs mile a record 3:58.6 in LA Calif
1956 - World championships of judo are first held, in Tokyo
1957 - Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria
1957 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1958 - KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1961 - Alan Shepard becomes first American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
1962 - 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
1962 - LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
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
1963 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1964 - Separatists riot in Quebec
1965 - First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
1966 - Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II
1966 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
1966 - Willie Mays hit his 512th HR
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1969 - 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1969 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1971 - Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)
1972 - Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115
1973 - 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
1974 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
1975 - A's release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, & scored 33 runs)
1976 - Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II
1976 - Train collision at Schiedam Neth, kills 24
1978 - Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
1979 - 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
1979 - Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
1979 - Voyager 1 passes Jupiter
1980 - Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos & police stormed the building
1981 - 16th & final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
1983 - Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conf Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
1985 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
1986 - Hall of Fame & Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
1987 - Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
1987 - Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
1987 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1988 - Eugene A Marino installed as first black US archbishop
1989 - Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
1990 - 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
1990 - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
1990 - Paul Hogan & Linda Koslowski wed in Byron Bay, Eastern Australia
1991 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1992 - Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection
1994 - Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
1994 - North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
1995 - Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
1996 - Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
1996 - Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
1997 - "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV
1997 - Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful
2000 - Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon

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