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1814 Napoleon arrives on Elba

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N by Ernesto Ferrero

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May 4

1303 Flemings conquers Middelburg.

1471 Lord Wenlock , dies by the Duke of Somerset's ax.

1471 Battle of Tewkesbury: King Edward IV secures the throne of England.

1493 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides non-Christian world between Spain & Portugal.

1626 Peter Minuit buys Manhattan from the Indians, for more than $24.

1631 Mary I Henriette Stuart, daughter of Charles I/Queen of England, born.

1634 Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West-Indies.

1652 Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels.

1796 Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brig Gen, U.S., d. 1864, born.

1796 William H. Prescott, historian ("The Conquest of Mexico"), born.

1799 Tipu Sultan, during the English catpure of Seringapatam, dies.

1799 English capture Seringapatam.

1810 Count Alexandre Walweski, illegitimate son of Napoleon, born.

1814 Bourbon Dynasty restored in France, Louis XVIII "the Unavoidable".

1832 Jan van Speyck Dutch Admiral, buried in New Church.

1858 Mexican War of Reform beginning: Juaristas establish capital at Vera Cruz.

1861 At Gretna LA, one of 1st guns of Rebel navy is cast.

1862 Battle at Williamsburg VA.

1862 Yorktown VA - McClellan halted his troop before town as it is full of armed torpedoes left by CS Brigadier General Gabrial Rains.

1863 Battle of Chancellorsville: Army of the Potomac withdraws.

1864 U. S. Grant crosses the Rapidan to begin the Overland Campaign.

1864 General Grant's Army at Potomac attacks at Rappahannock.

1865 Battle of Citronville, Al; Richard Taylor surrenders.

1865 Battle of Mobile, Al.

1886 Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen.

1889 Francis J Spellman, Vicar General of the U.S. Armed Forces, born.

1891 Sherlock Holmes falsely reported dead at Reichenbach Falls.

1898 U.S. landing party skirmishes with Spanish troops at Guanoy, Philippines.

1910 Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy.

1912 Italians capture Turkish-held Island of Rhodes.

1914 Abdel Karim Kassem general/premier/dictator of Iraq (1958-63), born.

1915 Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungaryb & Germany.

1915 (*)Australian attack on Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli The attack on Gaba Tepe by men of the 11th Battalion was an ill-conceived venture to deny the Turks a vantage point from which they could observe operations around ANZAC Cove. The venture ended in failure.

1916 At request of US, Germany abandons unrestricted submarine warfare.

1917 "The Mayflower Returns" - US DDs join the anti-U-Boat war.

1917 Arabs sack Tel Aviv.

1917 (*)Second attack on Bullecourt Operations against the Hindenburg line at Bullecourt were aimed at protecting the British flank during operations at Arras. After an unsuccessful first attempt, a second involving the 2nd Australian Division was made. Once again the attack was unsuccessful costing about 7,000 allied casualties. & HMAS Sydney battles Zeppelin L43 on North Sea.

1923 Bloody street battles between Nazis, socialist & police in Vienna.

1925 League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage.

1928 Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (1981-), born.

1938 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize, 1935, , dies at 52.

1942 Battle of Coral Sea begun. (1st sea battle fought solely in air)

1942 Corregidor is subject to an intense artillery and aerial bombardment.

1942 Yorktown raids Japanese at Tulagi, damaging a destroyer.

1942 German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages.

1945 (*)German forces in the Netherlands, northern Germany and Denmark surrender Hitler's successor, Grand Admiral Dönitz, attempted, by piecemeal surrenders to the British and Americans, to give German forces on the Eastern Front time to escape westwards, away from the Russians.

1945 British ships bombard Japanese in the Sakishimas, off Okinawa.

1945 German troops in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway surrender.

1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.

1955 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer, , dies at 75.

1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.

1970 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt.

1970 Alisa Krause, shot at Kent State.

1970 Jeffrey Miller, shot at Kent State.

1970 Sandra Scheuer, shot at Kent State.

1970 William Schroeder, ROTC cadet, shot while in uniform at Kent State.

1972 Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri South Vietnam.

1980 Josip Broz Tito, dictator of Yugoslavia (1943-80), , dies at 87.

1982 British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket.

1983 China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China.

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Today's event:

1471 Battle of Tewkesbury: King Edward IV secures the throne of England.

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The Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury by P. W. Hammond

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This book traces the eventful years 1469 to 1471, which ended with the deaths of the powerful Warwick the Kingmaker and the Lancastrian heir Prince Edward.
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May 5

311 Gaius VM Galerius, emperor of Rome, dies at about 50

1028 King Alfonso V of Leon/Galecia (999-1028), slain in battle

1061 Godfrey of Bouillon, Crusader, King of Jerusalem (1099-1100), born(1400-1410), born

1194 Grand Duke Casimir II, the Just, of Poland (1177-94) , dies

1309 King Charles II of Naples (1285-1309), dies

1352 Ruprecht, uncrowned Holy Roman Emperor

1382 Battle of Beverhoutsveld - population beats drunken army

1430 Jews are expelled from Speyer, Germany

1525 Duke Frederik III, the Wise, of Saxony (1486-1525), dies

1646 King Charles I surrenders in Scotland

1705 Leopold I von Hapsburg, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64

1762 Russia & Prussia sign peace treaty

1786 King Pedro III of Portugal, dies

1789 French King Louis XVI calls the Etats-Generaux

1797 Napoleon I's sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi

1809 Canton Aargau, Switzerland, denies citizenship to Jews

1814 British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY

1818 Karl Marx, who inspired millions of murders, born

1921 Alfred H Fried, pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize, (1911), dies

1821 The Corsican Ogre dies on St. Helena

1821 Napoleon I Bonaparte, emperor France (1799-1815), dies in St Helena

1823 James Allen Hardie, Brig Gen, U.S., born

1827 King Frederik Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27), at 76

1833 Turks cede Crete and Syria to the rebellious Mehemet Ali of Egypt

1834 Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

1854 English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast

1860 Garibaldi and the Thousand land in Sicily

1861 Confederate troops abandon Alexandria, VA

1862 Peninsular Campaign: Battle of Williamsburg, VA

1863 Battle of Tupelo, MS

1864 Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke

1864 Atlanta Campaign-5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge

1864 Battle of Wilderness: Germanna Ford/Wilderness Tavern, VA

1864 Alexander Hays US Union-general-major, dies in battle at 44

1864 John Marshall Jones Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 43

1864 Leroy A Stafford US Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 42

1867 Battle of Pueblo; Mexicans defeat Maximilian's forces (Cinco de Mayo)

1905 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front, born

1908 Jacques Massu, French general (Algeria), born

1909 The Great White Fleet reaches San Francisco

1910 William I Martin US pilot/Vice-Admiral (WWII)

1915 German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom

1915 (*)Australians and New Zealanders on Cape Helles The 2nd Australian Brigade and the New Zealand Brigade were redeployed from ANZAC Cove to Cape Helles to assist British and French troops in their attempts to capture the dominating heights known as Achi Baba.

1916 US Marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924

1920 Polish troops occupy Kiev

1920 German-Latvian peace treaty signed

1930 Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), born

1932 Japan & China sign a peace treaty

1936 Italians troops capture Addis Ababa

1940 Norwegians form government-in-exile in London

1940 Eric Burdon Walker-on-Tyne England, rock singer (Animals-House of Rising Sun, War), born

1941 2 Fokker's employees flee Nazi occupied Netherlands to England

1941 Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa

1942 British forces evacuate Akyab in Burma

1942 British land at Diego Suarez, Vichyite naval base in Madagascar

1942 (*)Battle of Coral Sea begins to take shape:
*USS Yorktown & USS Lexington task forces rendezvous in the Coral Sea
*IJN Zuikaku & IJN Shokaku enter the Solomons Sea to hit Pt Moresby
*This was the first naval engagement fought by aircraft alone. Although neither side won a clear victory, the Japanese were forced to try and capture Port Moresby in a ground campaign, rather than by sea as they had hoped.

1942 Philippines: Japanese troops land on Corregidor

1942 US begins rationing sugar during WW II

1944 British release Mahatma Ghandi, imprisoned since August, 1942

1944 Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim

1945 Denmark liberated from Nazi control

1945 Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated

1945 Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated

1945 Uprising against SS-occupying troops in Prague

1945 Okinawa: Kamikaze sink 17 ships at the cost of only 131 aircraft

1945 Oregon: An adult and five children are killed by a Japanese balloon bomb

1948 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier

1954 Paraguay: Military coup by General Alfredo Stroessner

1955 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site

1955 West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers

1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1961 Alan Shepard makes a suborbital flight on Freedom 7

1962 Herman Wouk's "The Caine Mutiny" awarded the Pulitzer Prize

1964 Separatists riot in Quebec

1965 First large US ground units arrive in South Vietnam

1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site

1980 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos & police stormed the building

1981 Bobby Sands, IRA activist, dies on the 66th day of a hunger strike

1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985 Ronald Reagon honors German war dead at Bitburg, Germany

1987 U.S. Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings

1987 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1994 North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen

2000 Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon

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1860 Garibaldi and the Thousand land in Sicily.

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"The third and final volume of the trilogy covers Garibaldi's role during this decisive year, which finally ended with his conquest of Sicily and Naples, and his acknowledgement of Victor Emmanuel of Piedmont-Sardinia as king of an Italy united once and forever."

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523 Thrasamunde, King of Vandalen, dies.

973 Henry II, Holy Roman Catholic King/Emperor (1014-1024), born.

1085 King Alfonso VI of Leon, liberator of Toledo, dies.

1124 Emir Balak of Aleppo, murdered.

1527 Charles de Bourbon, French traitor, imperial general, KIA at 37 sacking Rome.

1527 Charles V's Spanish and German troops begin the "Sack of Rome", ending the Renaissance.

1529 Battle at Gogra: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals.

1648 Battle at Zólty Wody-Bohdan Chmielricki's Cossaks beat John II Casimir.

1757 Prague: Frederick the Great defeats the Austrians.

1758 Maximilien Robespierre, Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat.

1769 Grand Duke Ferdinand III, Archduke of Austria/ruler of Toscane, born.

1794 Toussaint L'Ouverture begins the Haitian Revolution against France.

1801 George Sears Greene, Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), (died in 1899), born.

1812 Maj. Martin Robinson Delaney, seniormost black Civil War officer, born.

1813 Joseph Tarr Copeland, Brig Gen, U.S., born.

1825 Joseph Bailey, Brig Gen, U.S., born.

1861 Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy.

1861 Arkansas is the 9th state to secede from US.

1864 Henry Livermore Abbott US Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle.

1864 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA.

1864 Micah Jenkins Confederate Brigadier-General (friendly fire), dies at 28.

1864 The Wilderness: Longstreet seriously injured conducting a counterattack.

1864 Cherokee Stand Watie becomes a Confederate brigadier general.

1875 William Daniel Leahy, 5 star Admiral/chief of staff, born.

1880 Baron W Edmund, Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal, born.

1882 Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Henry Burke assassinated by Fenians.

1898 US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Havana.

1898 US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Santiago.

1902 British Air Chief Marshal Walter Dawson, born.

1902 Zulu assault at Holkrantz South-Africa.

1910 King George V ascends the British throne.

1910 King Edward VII of England (1901-10), dies.

1915 Gallipoli Landings: Allies attack Cape Hellas.

1915 German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland.

1916 Belgian troops capture Kigali, German East-Africa.

1926 John Hamilton-Jones CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Major-General, born.

1937 Hindenburg disaster, Lakehurst, NJ, 36 die.

1942 Corregidor and the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.

1943 British 1st army opens assault on Tunis.

1945 (*)Tarakan town and airstrip captured General MacArthur instructed Lieutenant General Sir Leslie Morshead to seize and hold Tarakan Island and destroy the enemy forces there. The Netherlands East Indies Government was to be re-established, Tarakan's oil producing capacity was to be conserved and the island's airfields put into use. The operation was codenamed Oboe 1.

1945 General J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands.

1948 Greek government executes 43 communist rebels at Athens.

1953 Tony Blair, British prime minister, born.

1955 West Germany joins NATO.

1959 Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships.

1960 Trotsky's murderer, Jacques Mornard (Ramón Mercader), freed in México.

1962 USS Ethan Allen fires the first nuclear warhead from a submerged submarine.

1962 Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos.

1962 US performs nuclear test in Pacific.

1968 Battle between students & troops in Paris France, 1000 injured.

1968 Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards.

1978 South Africa military goes into Angola.

1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.

1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.

1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.

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

1994 Chunnel linking England & France officially opens.

1996 Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign .

2012 Transit of Venus.

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1864 Cherokee Stand Watie becomes a Confederate brigadier general.

Today's book:

General Stand Watie's Confederate Indians by Frank Cunningham

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878 Alfred the Great defeats the Danes at Ethandune.

1355 1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara.

1429 Joan of Arc breaks the English siege of Orleans.

1624 Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru.

1638 Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius. The island is uninhabited.

1748 French troops conquer Maastricht.

1763 Pontiac lays siege to Detroit.

1765 Admiral Nelson's sailboat HMS Victory runs aground.

1774 Francis Beaufort, British naval officer, devised the wind force scale.

1779 Sloop-of-War USS Providence captures brig HMS Diligent.

1832 Great Powers recognize Greek independence from Turkey.

1848 Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia.

1861 Knoxville, Tn: Riot between Secessionists & Unionists.

1862 Battle of West Point/Eltham's Landing/Barnhamsville, VA.

1864 Battle of Wilderness ends. Total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500

1864 Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction VA. (Drewry's Bluff)

1873 US marines attack Panamá.

1891 Battle in Bunyoro: Captain F Lugard stops Moslem rebellion, 300 killed.

1898 US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Havana.

1915 Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost.

1937 German Condor Legion arrives in Spain to help the Nationalists.

1939 Germany and Italy proclaim the Rome-Berlin Axis.

1942 Coral Sea: U.S. sinks IJN Shoho, loses oiler and a destroyer.

1942 British capture Diego Suarez, Madagascar, from the Vichy French.

1942 Japanese submarine-borne aircraft reconnoiter Aden.

1943 British troops occupy Tunis.

1943 Nazis require all Dutch men 18-35 to report to labor camps.

1943 U.S. DDs mine Blackett Strait.

1943 US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville Tunisia.

1943 US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert Tunisia.

1944 German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia.

1944 Heavy Allied air raids on sea routes off Rangoon and Bangkok.

1945 Germany signs preliminary surrender.

1945 German General Keitel repeats surrender signing in Berlin for the benefit of the Russians; WWII ends in Europe.

1945 Mauthausen Concentration Camp liberated.

1945 Nazi Generals Jodl & Von Friedenburg surrender.

1945 Princess Irene Brigade moves into the Hague Netherlands.

1945 SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22.

1947 General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution.

1947 Paraguayian Government unleashes contra revolt.

1954 Dien Bien Phu: French surrender to the Vietminh after a 55-day siege.

1954 US, Great-Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO.

1955 USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great-Britain.

1956 Franco-Algerian War: Battle at Oran, 300 die.

1960 USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy.

1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.

1969 Lieutenant General Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, becomes deputy director of CIA.

1975 President Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era".

1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

1984 $180 million out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit.

1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR.

1989 Panama: Manuel Noriega seizes power after losing an election.

1992 Space shuttle Endeavor's maiden voyage. (STS-49)

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Today's event:

1864 Battle of Wilderness ends. Total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500

Today's book:

The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea

Book Review:

"Battle of the Wilderness", by Gordon C. Rhea, is simply the best treatment of any Civil War battle. Rhea's narrative is as captivating as the best work of fiction, and more so. As a reader, I felt as though the action was un-folding right before my eyes, and I found it exceedingly difficult to put the book down! As for the content, this book was well researched, and presented in a very orderly fashion. Rhea does an excellent job of making clear the tangled mess that was the Wilderness. I had no difficulty in following the ebb and flow of the battle as I have had with other works. Rhea makes the reader realize that this was a major effort by both sides on the scale of the great battles of Gettysburg and Antietam. The Overland Campaign is often overshadowed by these more "glorious" battles from earlier in the war, but after reading this book, I am convinced that the Southern cause was by no means lost in May 1864, and that Grant was not the invincible juggernaut people think. He was very nearly whipped in the Wilderness, and Rhea does a good job of making that clear to the reader. To conclude I gave this book five stars because it touches a subject that not many people know about, it is well researched, and is written so well that some novelists could learn lessons from it. In short, this is a must own for any Civil War or military buff!

Reviewer: T. Parry "Stonewall63" (Mont Alto, PA)

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1875 St. Petersburg treaty between Japan and Russia – Japan exchanged South Sakhalin for Kuril islands
1920 Polish forces captured Kiev
1940 The USSR introduced admiral and general ranks into its Army and Navy. S. Timoshenko, G. Kulik and B. Shaposhnikov became marshals of USSR.
1944 Soviet 100mm Field Gun BS-3 was adopted by NKO Order
1955 The USSR adopted C-25 AA rocket system. It included 56 positions of AA rockets formed two rings around Moscow (50 km and 90 km lines).

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May 8

1360 Anglo-French Treaty of Bretigny, suspends the Hundred Years War

1429 French troops under Joan of Arc rescues Orléans

1450 Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentish revolt against King Henry VI

1521 Parliament of Worms installs edict against Marten Luther

1792 US establishes military draft

1846 Mexican War: First major battle, Palo Alto Texas

1858 John Brown holds antislavery convention

1859 Battle of Casale: Garibaldi defeats the Austrians

1861 Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy

1862 Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va

1864 Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff)

1864 Battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)

1864 Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton

1887 Alexander Ulyanov, Lenin's brother, hanged for assasination of Tsar

1895 China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki

1911 Birth of Naval Aviation: USN orders its first airplane, a Curtiss A-1

1916 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes

1925 French colonial victory over Rifkabylen in Morocco

1942 The Coral Sea ends: USS Lexington sunk, IJN Shokaku heavily damaged

1942 German summer offensive opens in Crimea

1943 IJN Yamato sails from Truk, her first movement since August 29, 1942.

1943 Japanese lose 3 DDs to US mines in Blackett Straits

1943 Mordicai Anielewicz commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed

1943 Admiral Cunningham to British fleet: Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass

1944 Chinese 30th & New 38th Divs advance on Kamaing, Burma.

1944 U-575 sinks Asphodel

1945 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam

1945 Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet

1945 General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin

1945 V-E Day; Germany signs unconditional surrender, WW II ends in Europe

1950 Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons

1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

1958 Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock

1961 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington

1963 Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis

1963 JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression

1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army

1970 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street

1972 Sabena aircraft at Lod Airport, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians

1972 U.S. Navy & Marine Corps mine Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam
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Today's event:

1360 Anglo-French Treaty of Bretigny, suspends the Hundred Years War

Today's book:

The Hundred Years War : England and France at War c.1300-c.1450 by Christopher Allmand

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There're many books about this famous war, however I peaked this one, 'cose it's supported by Cambridge Medieval Textbooks. By the way, the book also gives a good general overview of the conflict and not only the military part of it.
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A bit of Russian contribution:
1524 River forces of Muscovy left Moscow for campaign against Khanate of Kazan. Land forces started a week later. (28.04 of Old Style)
1634 The national hero of Muscovite Russia Mikhail Shein was executed in Moscow. The commander of Muscovite troops during the Siege of Smolensk (1609-11) was accused - quite unjustly - of high treason and tried by the Boyar Duma. (28.04 of Old Style)
1702 Russian tsar Peter I signed edict about attraction of foreign military officers to Russian service, trying to create a professional core of new regular army.
1828 Russian avant-garde crossed Prut River and started occupation of Romanian principalities during the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-1829. (26.04 of Old Style)

And selection from WWII – A Day by Day (sorry I can't verify it now )
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1939 Moscow: Britain rejected Soviet proposals for a defensive alliance.
1940 Japanese forces seized Tsaoyang (Zaoyang), in Hubei province (China).
1941 On patrol north of the Seychelles, heavy cruiser HMS Cornwall found and sunk the raider 'Pinguin'. That was the first raider to be hunted down, having accounted for 28 ships of 136,500 tons.
1944 London: Eisenhower set D-Day, the date for the Allied invasion of Europe at 5 June.
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1079 Stanislaus Polish bishop of Cracow, murdered

1280 King Magnus VI of Norway (1263-80), dies at 42

1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England

1460 Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings

1502 Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

1519 Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government

1671 Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal the Crown Jewels

1688 Frederick William, The Great Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 67

1689 English King William III declares war on France

1738 England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies

1788 English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade

1836 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius

1800 John Brown, abolitionist. (Hanged for Harpers Ferry in 1859), born

1812 Napleon leaves Paris to join his army preparing to invade Russia

1824 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brig Gen, C.S.A., born

1843 Belle Boyd, Confederate spy, born

1846 Mexican War: Battle of Resaca de la Palma - US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande

1857 Sepoy Mutiny begins in Meerut, India

1861 US Naval Academy moved from Annapolis to Newport

1862 Battle of Farmington, MS

1862 Ft Pickens, Pensacola, evacuated by Confederates

1864 "Uncle" John Sedgwick US Union general-major, dies in battle at 50

1864 Thomas Donnely Doubleday US Union Colonel, dies in an accident

1864 Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church VA

1864 Battle of Cloyd's Mt

1864 Battle of Dalton, Ga

1864 Battle of Swift Creek/Drewery's Bluff/Ft Darling, Va

1864 Austrians defeat Danes in the naval battle of Helgoland

1882 Henry J. Kaiser, WW2 Liberty Ships, Jeeps, as well as Boulder Dam, born

1892 Zita, last Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary, born

1898 US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Havana

1907 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/Nazi politician (Frame), born

1911 Mexican Revolutionaries invest Ciudad Juarez (See May 11)

1913 John Hayes, Admiral, born

1913 Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff), born

1915 Battle of Artois begins between Germany & France

1916 Anglo-French Sykes-Picot agreement over the division of Turkey

1925 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance, born

1926 LtCdr Richard Byrd & CMM Floyd Bennett in 1st flight over the North Pole. Recieve MOH

1936 Italian troops occupy Addis Abeba, completing the conquest of Ethiopia

1937 Walter Mittelholzer Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43

1941 English Army breaks German spy codes

1942 USS Wasp launches 47 RAF Spitfires to reinforce Malta

1944 Japanese capture Lushan, secure control of the Peking-Hankow railroad

1944 Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested

1944 Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopo

1945 Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)

1945 Jersey liberated from Nazis

1945 Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested

1945 Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation

1945 Isle of Jersey liberated from the Nazis

1945 Norwegian Nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested

1945 Victory celebration at Red Square

1946 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates

1946 Umberto II becomes King of Italy

1949 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10), born

1949 Foreign Legion veteran Rainier III becomes Prince of Monaco

1949 Prince Louis II of Monaco, dies

1951 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River

1955 German Federal Republic joins NATO

1960 US send U-2 over USSR

1962 Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time

1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1964 Khrushchev visits Egypt

1965 Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)

1966 China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China

1967 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship

1970 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War

1979 US & USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons

1989 Journalists petition Chinese Government for freedom of press

1997 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
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