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1st May 1118 (900 Years)
Matilda of Scotland, born Edith, Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry I, died.
1st May 1916 (102 Years)
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" For, Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted more than 50 years, was born.
1st May 1941 (77 Years)
Citizen Kane, the American drama film by Orson Welles, its producer, co-author, director and star, premièred at the Palace Theatre in New York City.
1st May 1948 (70 Years)
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is established, with Kim Il-sung as leader.
2nd May 1519 (499 Years)
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, the Italian polymath, died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France.
2nd May 1568 (450 Years)
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
2nd May 1892 (126 Years)
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, was born.
2nd May 1892 (126 Years)
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, was born.
2nd May 1964 (54 Years)
Nancy Astor, the American-born British politician who was the first female MP, died.
3rd May 1937 (81 Years)
Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel 'Gone with the Wind'.
3rd May 1987 (31 Years)
Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, Egyptian-born Italian singer and actress, died.
4th May 1929 (89 Years)
Audrey Hepburn was born.
4th May 1979 (39 Years)
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom.
5th May 1818 (200 Years)
Karl Marx, philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist, was born.
5th May 1891 (127 Years)
The Music Hall in New York City (later Carnegie Hall) had its grand opening with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
5th May 1914 (104 Years)
Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer, was born.
6th May 1856 (162 Years)
Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, known as the father of psychoanalysis, is born.
6th May 1889 (129 Years)
The Eiffel Tower was completed.
6th May 1895 (123 Years)
The Italian-American film actor and sex symbol of the 1920s, Rudolph Valentino, was born.
6th May 1915 (103 Years)
Orson Welles, American actor, writer and director, was born.
6th May 1915 (103 Years)
20-year-old pitcher Babe Ruth hits his first home run during his 18th time at bat in the major leagues.
6th May 1937 (81 Years)
The Hindenburg Disaster takes place in Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey.
6th May 1941 (77 Years)
Joseph Stalin became Premier of the Soviet Union.
6th May 1992 (26 Years)
Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich, German and American actress and singer, died.
7th May 1718 (300 Years)
The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.
7th May 1840 (178 Years)
The Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was born.
7th May 1867 (151 Years)
Alfred Nobel receives English patent for dynamite.
7th May 1915 (103 Years)
The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by the Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland.
7th May 1919 (99 Years)
María Eva Duarte de Perón, second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, was born.
7th May 1945 (73 Years)
World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.