Thursday, May 7, 2015

7 May - History and Importance of The Day

1915 - The British passenger ship Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland, losing 1,198 of its 1,924 passengers, including 114 Americans. The attack hastened neutral America's entry into World War I.

1945 - General Alfred Jodl signed the unconditional surrender of all German fighting forces thus ending World War II in Europe. Russian, American, British and French ranking officers observed the signing of the document which became effective at one minute past midnight on May 9th.

1954 - The French Indochina War ended with the fall of Dien Bien Phu, in a stunning victory by the Vietnamese over French colonial forces in northern Vietnam.

May 7, 1992 - The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, prohibiting Congress from giving itself pay raises.

Composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).  He composed over 300 songs and numerous orchestral, choral, piano, and chamber works.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

6 May - History and Importance of The Day

1527 - The Sack of Rome by German troops as part of an ongoing conflict between the Hapsburg Empire and the French Monarchy. German troops killed over 4,000 Romans, imprisoned the Pope, and looted works of art and libraries.

Birthday - Psychoanalysis founder Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).  His theories became the foundation for treating psychiatric disorders by psychoanalysis and offered some of the first workable cures for mental disorders.

Birthday - Explorer Robert E. Peary (1856-1920).  He organized and led eight Arctic expeditions and reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5 May - History and Importance of The Day

International Midwives Day
Day of Vesak

Netherlands National Day

Celebrated in Mexico as Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday in remembrance of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which Mexican troops under General Ignacio Zaragoza, outnumbered three to one, defeated the invading French forces of Napoleon III.

1260 - Kublai Khan became ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1494 - On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sighted Jamaica
1893 - The Wall Street Crash of 1893 began as stock prices fell dramatically. By the end of the year, 600 banks closed and several big railroads were in receivership. Another 15,000 businesses went bankrupt amid 20 percent unemployment. It was the worst economic crisis in U.S. history up to that time.
1950 - Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned King Rama IX of Thailand in the Royal Palace in Bangkok
1955 - Indian parliament accepted Hindu divorce bill.
1961 - Alan Shepard became the first American in space. He piloted the spacecraft Freedom 7 during a 15-minute 28-second suborbital flight that reached an altitude of 116 miles (186 kilometers) above the earth. Shepard’s success occurred 23 days after the Russians had launched the first-ever human in space, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin,

2012 - Japan shut down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power.

Birth Days

Birthday - Communism founder Karl Marx (1818-1883) was born in Treves, Germany. He co-authored Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto, advocating the abolition of all private property and a system in which workers own all the means of production, land, factories and machinery.

1864 - Nellie Bly - Nellie Bly was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane, a reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg. She launched a new kind of investigative journalism.She was an industrialist, inventor, and charity worker also.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

4 May - History and Importance of The Day

1494 - During his second journey of exploration in the New World, Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica.
1970 - At Kent State University, four students  were killed by National Guardsmen who opened fire on a crowd of 1,000 students protesting President Richard Nixon's decision to invade Cambodia.  The shootings set off tumultuous campus demonstrations across America resulting in the temporary closing of over 450 colleges and universities.



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Sunday, May 3, 2015

3 May - History and Importance of The Day

World Press Freedom Day

Poland National Day

 Italian writer and statesman Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527). His works The Prince and Discourses on Livy.

Birthday - Golda Meir (1898-1978) was born in Kiev, Russia. She was one of the founders of the modern state of Israel and served as prime minister from 1969 to 1974.


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Saturday, May 2, 2015

2 May - History and Importance of The Day

2011 - U.S. Special Operations Forces killed Osama bin Laden during a raid on his secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Birthday - Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903).  He was elected Pope in 1878 at age 67 and lived to govern the church another 25 years.