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On This Day :: May 18

1911 - The Czech-born Austrian composer Gustav Mahler died. He had completed nine symphonies and several song cycles, notably "Das Lied von der Erde"...

On This Day :: May 17

1900 - A small British cavalry force finally relieved the garrison under Colonel Robert Baden-Powell at Mafeking (now Mafikeng) in South Africa after 217...

On This Day :: May 16

1900 - Joan of Arc canonised. 1975 - Junko Tabei of Japan became the first woman to climb Everest. 1986 - Members of the military junta...

On This Day :: May 15

1934 - Karlis Ulmanis seized power in a coup in Latvia. 1940 - Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the United...

On This Day :: May 14

1948 - The state of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, eight hours before the British mandate in Palestine was to end. 1955 - The...

On This Day :: May 13

1961 - Gary Cooper, who won Oscars for his roles in the films "Sergeant York" and "High Noon", died aged 60. 1965 - Israel and...

On This Day :: May 12

1926 - Jozef Pilsudski led a successful military coup in Poland. 1943 - The German commander in North Africa, General von Arnim, surrendered in World...

On This Day :: May 11

1943 - U.S. amphibious forces landed on Attu in the Aleutians, the first American territory to be recaptured from the Japanese. 1949 - Israel admitted...

On This Day :: May 10

1904 - Sir Henry Morton Stanley, British-born journalist and African explorer, died. He was famous for his rescue of the Scottish missionary explorer David...

On This Day :: May 9

1901 - Australia's first parliament opened in Melbourne. 1926 - Americans Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first people to fly over the...

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