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1902 - Mount Pelee on Martinique erupted and destroyed the town of St Pierre; more than 30,000 people were killed. 1903 - The French post-impressionist...

On This Day :: May 7

1915 - The British passenger liner Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, contributing to the United States' entry into World War One; 1,198...

On This Day :: May 6

1910 - Britain's King Edward VII died. 1919 - L. Frank Baum, U.S. author of children's stories about the imaginary land of Oz, died. The...

On This Day :: May 5

1955 - The Federal Republic of (West) Germany became a sovereign state after Allied High Commissioners met to abolish their controlling body set up...

On This Day :: May 4

1945 - The U.S. 7th Army captured Hitler's Alpine retreat of Berchtesgaden. 1970 - National Guards shot four students dead and wounded 11 at Kent...

On This Day :: May 3

1951 - In Britain, the king and queen inaugurated the Festival of Britain on London's South Bank and opened the Festival Hall. 1968 - In...

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1936 - Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and his family fled Addis Ababa, three days before its capture by the Italians. 1951 - The Shah of...

On This Day :: May 1

1931 - The 102-storey Empire State Building in New York, at the time the world's tallest building, was officially opened. 1937 - The Spanish painter...

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1945 - Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide in his underground bunker in Berlin. 1975 - In South Vietnam, President Duong Van...

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1945 - The terms of surrender of the German armies in Italy were signed; Venice and Mestre were captured by the Allies; in Berlin,...

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