THIS DAY IN HISTORY 06/05


This Day in History 06/05

MAY 6TH

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1851 – Linus Yale patents Yale lock

1889 – Universal Exposition opens in Paris, Eiffel Tower completed

1919 – Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa

1941 – Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia

1997 – Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history.

2013 – Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1856 – Sigmund Freud, Freiberg in Mähren, Moravia, Austrian neurologist and father of psychology, (d. 1939)

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1861 – Motilal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)

1861 – Rabindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)

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1915 – Orson Welles [George], Kenosha Wisc, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), (d. 1985)

1915 – Theodore H White, historian/writer (Making of President)

1953 – Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour, 1997-2007 )

1961 – George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1859 – Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

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1862 – Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 4

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1952 – Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

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1987 – William J Casey, director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73

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1992 – Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 01/05


This Day in History 01/05

MAY 1ST


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1707 – England, Wales & Scotland form United Kingdom of Great Britain



1852 – The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.



1853 – Argentina adopts its constitution



1925 – Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony



1946 – The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy



1948 – North Korea proclaims itself People’s Democratic Republic of Korea



1949 – Gerard Kuiper discovers Nereid, (2nd satellite of Neptune)



1956 – A doctor in Japan reports an “epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system”, marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.



1961 – Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britian



1997 – Tony Blair elected Prime Minister of UK



2000 – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of “a state of rebellion”, hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.



2003 – 2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the “Mission Accomplished” speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended” on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.



2004 – Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.



2013 – A digital camera is created that can mimic insect compound eye



FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



1975 – Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)

Actress Jodhi May (1975)



1975 – Jodhi May, London, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl)


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1981 – Derek Asamoah, Ghanaian Footballer



FAMOUS DEATHS



1539 – Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503



1873 – David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60


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1945 – Paul Joseph Goebbels, Nazi minister of propoganda, commits suicide


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1952 – William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73

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