Wednesday, 5 May 2010

May 5 - Summary

May 5th Summary:

May 5 - Events

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May 5th Events:
553 – The Second Council of Constantinople begins.
1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — leading to the signing of the Magna Carta
1260 – Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1494 – Christopher Columbus finds & lands on the island of Jamaica, claiming it for Spain.
1640 – King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
1762 – Treaty of St. Petersburg is signed by Russia & Prussia.
1789 – The Estates-General, in France, convenes for the first time since 1614.
1809 – Mary Kies - first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk & thread.
1809 – The Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.
1821 – Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1835 – First railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels & Mechelen.
1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies & giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
1862 – Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt an invasion by the French in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico (Cinco de Mayo).
1864 – The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia (American Civil War).
1865 – First train robbery in the United States takes place in Ohio.
1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
1877 – Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota north into Canada to avoid confrontation with the United States Army..
1886 – The Bay View Tragedy - militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (would later be known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening & first public performance - Tchaikovsky is the guest conductor.
1925 – Scopes Trial - arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution, which was in violation of the Butler Act.
1925 – South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language
1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1940 – Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London (World War II).
1941 – Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - commemorated now as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
1945 – Canadian & UK troops liberate the Netherlands & Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate (World War II).
1949 – The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
1950 – Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
1955 – West Germany gains full sovereignty.
1961 – Mercury-Redstone 3 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space (The Mercury program).
1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day
1980 – Operation Nimrod - British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a 6-day siege.
1981 – Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital - following a 66 day hunger-strike.
1987 – Start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America regarding the Iran-Contra affair.
1994 – The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia & Azerbaijan - stops the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
2006 – Government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.
2007 – Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.

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May 5 - Deaths

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May 5th Deaths:
200 – Sun Ce - warlord of the Han Dynasty (b. 175)
311 – Galerius - Roman Emperor
984 – Gerberga of Saxony - Queen of Western Francia
1028 – King Alfonso V of Castile - León, & Galicia (b. 994)
1194 – King Casimir II of Poland (b. 1138)
1219 – King Leo II of Armenia (b. 1150)
1309 – King Charles II of Naples (b. 1254)
1525 – Frederick III of Saxony (b. 1463)
1586 – Henry Sidney - Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
1604 – Claudio Merulo - Italian composer (b. 1533)
1671 – Edward Montagu - 2nd Earl of Manchester, English politician (b. 1602)
1672 – Samuel Cooper - English painter (b. 1609)
1705 – Leopold I - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1640)
1760 – Laurence Shirley - 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (hanged) (b. 1720)
1766 – Jean Astruc - French physician & scholar (b. 1684)
1808 – Pierre Jean George Cabanis - French physiologist (b. 1757)
1811 – Robert Mylne - Scottish architect (b. 1734)
1821 – Napoleon I of France (b. 1769)
1827 – Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (b. 1750)
1833 – Sophia Campbell - Australian artist (b. 1777)
1855 – Sir Robert Inglis, Bt - English politician (b. 1786)
1859 – Peter Gustav Dirichlet - German mathematician (b. 1805)
1892 – August Wilhelm von Hofmann - German chemist (b. 1818)
1896 – Silas Adams - American lawyer & politician (b. 1839)
1900 – Ivan Aivazovsky - Russian painter (b. 1817)
1921 – Alfred Hermann Fried - Austrian writer & pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1864)
1931 – Glen Kidston - British aviator & racing driver (b. 1899)
1941 – Natalija Obrenović - Queen of Serbia (b. 1859)
1942 – Qemal Stafa - Albanian politician (b. 1920)
1945 – Peter Van Pels - Jewish Refugee (b. 1926)
1947 – Ty LaForest - Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)
1959 – Carlos Saavedra Lamas - Argentine politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1878)
1962 – Ernest Tyldesley - English cricketer (b. 1889)
1971 – Violet Jessop - Titanic survivor (b. 1887)
1977 – Ludwig Erhard - German politician (CDU) & Chancellor of Germany from 1963 until 1966 (b. 1897)
1981 – Bobby Sands - Irish activist (b. 1954)
1983 – Horst Schumann - Nazi physician (b. 1901)
1985 – Sir Donald Bailey - British civil engineer (b. 1901)
1988 – Michael Shaara - American author (b. 1928)
1992 – Jean-Claude Pascal - French singer (b. 1927)
1994 – Mario Quintana - Brazilian poet (b. 1906)
1995 – Mikhail Botvinnik - Russian chess player, grandmaster & world champion. (b. 1911)
1997 – Walter Gotell - German actor (b. 1924)
2000 – Gino Bartali - Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
2000 – Bill Musselman - American basketball head coach (b. 1940)
2001 – Clifton Hillegass - American writer & publisher (b. 1918)
2001 – Raymond Kessler - American midget wrestler
2002 – Hugo Banzer - Bolivian dictator (b. 1926)
2002 – Paul Klipsch - American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (b. 1904)
2002 – George Sidney - American film director (b. 1916)
2003 – Sam Bockarie - RUF Rebel Commander (b. 1964)
2003 – Walter Sisulu - South African activist (b. 1912)
2004 – Ritsuko Okazaki - Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
2005 – Edgar Ponce - Mexican actor & dancer (b. 1974)
2005 – Elisabeth Fraser - American television, film, & stage actress (b. 1920)
2006 – Naushad Ali - Indian composer (b. 1919)
2007 – Theodore Harold Maiman - Inventor, noted for making the first working laser. (b. 1927)
2008 – Irv Robbins - Canadian-American entrepreneur (b. 1917)

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May 5 - Births

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May 5th Births:
867 – Uda - Emperor of Japan (d. 931)
1210 – King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
1479 – Guru Amar Das - third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
1546 – Thomas Cecil - 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
1684 – Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné - niece of Madame de Maintenon & ancestress of the Heir to the Belgian throne (d. 1739)
1747 – Leopold II - Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
1764 – Robert Craufurd - British general (d. 1812)
1800 – Louis Christophe François Hachette - French publisher (d. 1864)
1813 – Søren Kierkegaard - Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
1818 – Karl Marx - German political philosopher (d. 1883)
1826 – Empress Eugenie of France - wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
1830 – John Batterson Stetson - American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
1832 – H.H. Bancroft - American historian & publisher (d. 1918)
1833 – Ferdinand von Richthofen - German geographer (d. 1905)
1834 – Viktor Hartmann - Russian architect & painter (d. 1873)
1846 – Henryk Sienkiewicz - Polish author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
1864 – Nellie Bly - American journalist & writer (d. 1922)
1866 – Thomas B. Thrige - Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
1869 – Hans Pfitzner - Russian-born composer (d. 1949)
1883 – Archibald Wavell - British general (d. 1950)
1887 – Geoffrey Fisher - Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1972)
1889 – Herbie Taylor - South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1925 (d. 1973)
1890 – Christopher Morley - American writer (d. 1957)
1899 – Freeman Gosden - American radio comedian (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy) (d. 1982)
1901 – Blind Willie McTell - American singer (d. 1959)
1903 – James Beard - American chef & cookbook writer (d. 1985)
1908 – Kurt Böhme - German bass (d. 1989)
1911 – Andor Lilienthal - Hungarian chess grandmaster
1914 – Tyrone Power - American actor (d. 1958)
1915 – Alice Faye - American actress (d. 1998)
1919 – Georgios Papadopoulos - Greek dictator (d. 1999)
1921 – Arthur Leonard Schawlow - American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1923 – Richard Wollheim - British philosopher (d. 2003)
1925 – Leo Ryan - United States Congressman (d. 1978)
1927 – Pat Carroll - American actress
1931 – Greg - Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d. 1999)
1932 – Will Hutchins - American actor
1934 – Ace Cannon - American saxophonist
1935 – Douglas Marland - American television writer (d. 1993)
1935 – Bernard Pivot - French journalist & television host
1935 – Robert Rehme - American film producer
1936 – Patrick Gowers - British composer
1937 – Johnnie Taylor - American singer (d. 2000)
1937 – Delia Derbyshire - British Electronic Music composer (d. 2001)
1938 – Michael Murphy - American actor
1939 – Cesare Fiorio - Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
1940 – Lance Henriksen - American actor & painter
1940 – Michael Lindsay-Hogg - American film director
1941 – Alexander Ragulin - Russian hockey player (d. 2004)
1942 – Marc Alaimo - American actor
1942 – Tammy Wynette - American musician (d. 1998)
1943 – Michael Palin - British writer, actor, & comedian
1943 – Raphael - Spanish singer
1944 – Bo Larsson - Swedish footballer
1944 – Jean-Pierre Léaud - French actor
1944 – John Rhys-Davies - English-born Welsh actor
1944 – Roger Rees - Welsh-American actor
1945 – Kurt Loder - entertainment reporter
1948 – Bill Ward - British drummer
1950 – Mary Hopkin - Welsh singer
1952 – Campbell McComas - Australian impersonator & broadcaster (d. 2005)
1954 – Dave Spector - American television personality & commentator
1955 – Melinda Culea - American actress
1956 – Robert Marien - Québécois actor, singer & songwriter
1957 – Richard E. Grant - British actor
1957 – Peter Howitt - British actor & film director
1958 – Ron Arad - Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action.
1959 – Ian McCulloch - English singer of Echo & the Bunnymen
1959 – Brian Williams - American news anchor
1961 – Hiroshi Hase - Japanese professional wrestler & politician
1962 – Jenifer McKitrick - American songwriter
1963 – Simon Rimmer - English chef
1963 – Heidi Kozak - American actress
1963 – James LaBrie - Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
1964 – John Lee - Korean-born American football player
1965 – Glenn Seton - Australian racing driver
1966 – Shawn Drover - Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
1966 – Josh Weinstein - American writer
1967 – Takehito Koyasu - Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
1967 – Maro Mavri - Greek fashion-model & actress
1970 – Soheil Ayari - French racer
1970 – Kyan Douglas - American TV-personality
1970 – LaPhonso Ellis - American basketball player
1970 – Naomi Klein - Canadian author & activist
1970 – Todd Newton - American TV-personality, two-time game-show host
1971 – Harold Miner - American basketball player
1971 – Mike Redmond - American baseball player
1972 – Brad Bombardir - Canadian ice-hockey player
1972 – James Cracknell - British rower
1972 – Devin Townsend - Canadian musician (Strapping Young Lad)
1973 – Casino Versus Japan - American composer
1973 – Tina Yothers - American actress
1974 – Seiji Ara - Japanese racing driver
1976 – Dieter Brummer - Australian actor
1976 – Anastasios Pantos - Greek footballer
1976 – Juan Pablo Sorín - Argentine footballer
1976 – Jeremy Michael Ward - American musician (d. 2003)
1977 – Choi Kang-hee - South Korean actress
1978 – Santiago Cabrera - Chilean actor
1978 – Bruno Cheyrou - French footballer
1978 – Morgan Pehme - American filmmaker & writer
1978 – Noam Zylberman - Israeli/Canadian voice actor
1979 – Vincent Kartheiser - American actor
1980 – Yossi Benayoun - Israeli footballer
1980 – DerMarr Johnson - American basketball player
1980 – Hank Green - Musician, professional blogger
1981 – Marcelle Bittar - Brazilian model
1981 – Craig David - English singer
1981 – Chris Duncan - American baseball-player
1981 – Danielle Fishel - American actress
1982 – Jay Bothroyd - English footballer
1982 – Wouter D'Haene - Belgian flatwater-canoeist
1982 – Randall Gay - American football player
1983 – Henry Cavill - Jersey actor
1983 – Scott Ware - American football player
1984 – Wade MacNeil - Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire)
1985 – Shoko Nakagawa - Japanese actress, illustrator & singer
1985 – Terrence Wheatley - American football player
1987 – Marija Šestić - Bosnian singer
1987 – Jessie Cave - English actress
1988 – Adele - English singer
1988 – Brooke Hogan - American singer & television personality
1988 – Skye Sweetnam - Canadian singer & songwriter
1989 – Chris Brown - American singer & actor
1989 – Larissa Wilson - English actress
1995 – Devon Gearhart - American actor
1997 – Bobby Coleman - American actor

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