Today in History, English
Today in History, English

52021May.05Holiday and observanceSenior Citizens Day (Palau)
52022May.05Holiday and observanceTango no sekku (Japan)
52023May.06Event1527 – Spanish and German troops sack Rome some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.
52024May.06Event1536 – The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish.
52025May.06Event1536 – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church.
52026May.06Event1542 – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
52027May.06Event1659 – English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
52028May.06Event1682 – Louis XIV moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
52029May.06Event1757 – Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.
52030May.06Event1757 – The end of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757).
52031May.06Event1757 – English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
52032May.06Event1782 – Construction begins on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
52033May.06Event1801 – Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
52034May.06Event1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
52035May.06Event1840 – The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
52036May.06Event1844 – The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
52037May.06Event1857 – The British East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of Indian Independence.
52038May.06Event1861 – American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
52039May.06Event1861 – American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
52040May.06Event1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops.
52041May.06Event1877 – Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
52042May.06Event1882 – Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
52043May.06Event1882 – The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
52044May.06Event1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
52045May.06Event1902 – Macario Sakay establishes the Tagalog Republic with himself as President.
52046May.06Event1910 – George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
52047May.06Event1915 – Babe Ruth hits his first major league home run while pitching for the Boston Red Sox.
52048May.06Event1916 – Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists executed in the Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Jamal Pasha, the Ottoman wāli.
52049May.06Event1933 – The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.
52050May.06Event1935 – New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration.

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