Today in History, English
Today in History, English

51631May.05Event1640 – King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
51632May.05Event1762 – Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
51633May.05Event1789 – In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614.
51634May.05Event1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
51635May.05Event1809 – The Swiss canton of Aargau allowed citizenship to Jews.
51636May.05Event1811 – In the second day of fighting at the Peninsular War Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro the French army, under Marshall André Masséna, drive in the Duke of Wellington's overextended right flank, but French frontal assaults fail to take the town of Fuentes d
51637May.05Event1821 – Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
51638May.05Event1835 – In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
51639May.05Event1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
51640May.05Event1862 – Cinco de Mayo: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
51641May.05Event1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County.
51642May.05Event1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate District of the Gulf surrenders about 4,000 men at Citronelle, Alabama.
51643May.05Event1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
51644May.05Event1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate government was declared dissolved at Washington, Georgia.
51645May.05Event1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
51646May.05Event1877 – American Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
51647May.05Event1886 – The Bay View Massacre: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, killing seven.
51648May.05Event1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
51649May.05Event1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
51650May.05Event1905 – The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.
51651May.05Event1920 – Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
51652May.05Event1925 – Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
51653May.05Event1925 – The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language.
51654May.05Event1934 – The first Three Stooges short, Woman Haters, is released.
51655May.05Event1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
51656May.05Event1940 – World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London
51657May.05Event1940 – World War II: Norwegian Campaign: Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to German forces after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.
51658May.05Event1941 – Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
51659May.05Event1944 – German troops execute 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura in Greece.
51660May.05Event1945 – World War II: Canadian and British troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from German occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate.

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