Historical Events on May 5, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on May 5th This Day in History

Year Name
2010 Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek government-debt crisis.
2007 Kenya Airways Flight 507 crashes after takeoff from Douala International Airport in Douala, Cameroon, killing all 114 aboard, making it the deadliest aircraft disaster in Cameroon.
2006 The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.
1994 The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
1994 American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
1991 A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
1987 Iran–Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
1985 Ronald Reagan visits the military cemetery at Bitburg and the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where he makes a speech.
1981 Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.
1980 Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
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1972 Alitalia Flight 112 crashes into Mount Longa near Palermo, Sicily, killing all 115 aboard, making it the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy.
1964 The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
1961 Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.
1955 The General Treaty, by which France, Britain and the United States recognize the sovereignty of West Germany, comes into effect.
1946 The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
1945 World War II: The Prague uprising begins as an attempt by the Czech resistance to free the city from German occupation.
1945 World War II: A Fu-Go balloon bomb launched by the Japanese Army kills six people near Bly, Oregon.
1945 World War II: Battle of Castle Itter, one of only two battles in that war in which American and German troops fought cooperatively.
1941 Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
1940 World War II: Norwegian Campaign: Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to German forces after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.
1936 Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1930 The 1930 Bago earthquake, the former of two major earthquakes in southern Burma kills as many as 7,000 in Yangon and Bago.
1920 Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
1905 The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.
1904 Pitching 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.
1891 The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
1886 Workers marching for the Eight-hour day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were shot at by Wisconsin National Guardsmen in what became known as the Bay View Massacre.
1877 American Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
1866 Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
1865 American Civil War: The Confederate government was declared dissolved at Washington, Georgia.
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County.
1862 Cinco de Mayo: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
1835 The first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
1821 Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1821 The first edition of The Manchester Guardian, now The Guardian, is published.
1809 Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
1789 In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614.
1762 Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
1654 Cromwell's Act of Grace, aimed at reconciliation with the Scots, proclaimed in Edinburgh.
1640 King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
1609 Daimyō (Lord) Shimazu Tadatsune of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
1494 On his second voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at Discovery Bay and declares Jamaica the property of the Spanish crown.
1260 Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1215 Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
553 The Second Council of Constantinople begins.
Famous People Born on May 5

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Year Name
1749 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French pianist and composer (d. 1794)
1210 Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
1914 Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
1938 Michael Murphy, American actor
1898 Blind Willie McTell, American Piedmont blues singer and guitar player (d. 1959)
1858 John L. Leal, American physician (d. 1914)
1961 Rob Williams, American basketball player (d. 2014)
1826 Eugénie de Montijo, French wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
1946 Aydın Menderes, Turkish politician (d. 2011)
1976 Jean-François Dumoulin, Canadian race car driver
Famous People Deaths On May 5

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Date Name
2008 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (b. 1917)
1993 Irving Howe, American literary and social critic (b. 1920)
1924 A. Sabapathy, Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1853)
2003 Sam Bockarie, Sierra Leonean commander (b. 1964)
1973 Zekai Özger, Turkish poet and academic (b. 1948)
1957 Leopold Löwenheim, German mathematician and logician (b. 1878)
1525 Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (b. 1463)
1988 Michael Shaara, American author and academic (b. 1928)
1672 Samuel Cooper, English painter and linguist (b. 1609)
465 Gerontius, Archbishop of Milan