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    Posted: 19-Apr-2012 at 00:29
April 18th:
1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.
1518 - Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
1552 - Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
1663 - Osman declares war on Austria
1666 - Peace of Kleef: Netherlands & bishop Von Galen of Munster
1738 - Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid.
1797 - France & Austria signs cease fire
1835 - William Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British government
1856 - Russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigns
1899 - The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
1906 - Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht
1923 - Poland annexes Central Lithuania
1927 - Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-government in China
1934 - Hitler names J von Ribbentrop, ambassador for disarmament
1936 - Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from SF to Honolulu
1939 - Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey
1945 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia are established.
1946 - League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)
1946 - US recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia government
1954 - Colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt
1956 - Egypt & Israel agree to a cease fire
1980 - Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK
1989 - Zimbabwe gains independence
1994 - Lebanon drops relations with Iran
1996 - In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana.

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April 19th:
1451 - Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
1539 - Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt
1552 - Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
1591 - Chartres surrenders to king Henri IV in France
1770 - Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
1782 - Netherlands recognizes US
1810 - Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
1839 - Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
1906 - Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
1936 - First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
1941 - Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
1941 - Milk rationed in Holland
1945 - The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
1959 - Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
1971 - Sierra Leone becomes a republic (Natl Day)
1972 - Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1972 - Hungary revises constitution
1983 - France performs nuclear test
1985 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1990 - Truce in Nicaragua's civil war
2011 - Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.
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April 20th:
1505 - Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
1551 - John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal
1653 - Cromwell routes English parliament to house
1657 - Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
1689 - The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
1799 - Napoleon issues a decree calling for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
1809 - Napoleon I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria
1916 - German-British sea battle off Belgian coast
1917 - Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world")
1919 - Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army
1920 - Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate
1936 - Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
1942 - German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach
1942 - Heavy German assault on Malta
1945 - German occupiers flood Beemster & Fencer
1945 - Soviet troops enter Berlin
1958 - Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 - Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan
1988 - US accuses Renamo of killing 100,000 Mozambiquians
1994 - Serbian army bombs hospital in Goradze Bosnia, 47 killed
1998 - German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
2004 - In Iraq, 12 mortars are fired on Abu Ghraib Prison by insurgents, killing 22 detainees and wounding 92.
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April 21st:
753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).
43 BC - Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
953 - Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights
1420 - Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
1453 - Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
1477 - Maximilian of Habsburg marries Maria of Bourgondie at proxy
1509 - Henry the VIII becomes King of England
1521 - Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
1526 - Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats sultan Ibrahim Lodi
1572 - France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
1654 - England & Sweden sign trade agreement
1689 - William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed king & queen of England
1739 - Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord
1785 - Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges
1792 - Tiradentes, a revolutionary who was leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
1898 - Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.
1935 - King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
1954 - Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
1954 - USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1960 - Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil
1961 - French army revolts in Algeria
1970 - The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
1971 - Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland
1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh
1983 - 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom
1993 - Brazil votes against a monarchy
1994 - Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed



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April 22nd:
1370 - Bastille begins being built in Paris
1509 - Henry VIII ascended to throne of England
1521 - French king Francois I declares war on Spain
1529 - Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
1648 - English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed
1659 - Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament
1671 - King Charles II sits in on English parliament
1674 - Netherlands & Munster sign peace treaty
1676 - Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
1677 - Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet
1796 - Napoleon defeats Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
1809 - Battle at Eckmuhl - Napoleon beats Austria arch duke Karl
1884 - US recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1893 - Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo
1913 - Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
1915 - 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres begins
1916 - France battles at Fort Douaumont
1922 - South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
1924 - Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
1926 - Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security
1930 - US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
1931 - Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty
1933 - Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
1943 - German counter attack in North-Tunisia
1943 - RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
1944 - Allies land near Hollandia, New-Guinea
1944 - Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet at Salzburg
1954 - Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government
1954 - USSR joins UNESCO
1961 - Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria
1964 - Tanganyika & Zanzibar form republic Tanzania
1966 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1967 - Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
1977 - Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel
1981 - Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike
1981 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 - Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed
1992 - Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico
1994 - 7,000 Tutsi's slaughtered in stadium of Kibuye Rwanda
1997 - Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria - 93 villagers killed.
1997 - The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
2006 - 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
2006 - Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War.


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April 23rd:
215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
1014 - King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf
1154 - Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
1229 - Ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres.
1343 - St. George's Night Uprising.
1348 - 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)
1500 - Pedro Cabral lands & annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
1501 - Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral & 6 ships return to Lisbon
1504 - King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
1616 - Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
1633 - Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
1660 - Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
1661 - English king Charles II crowned in London
1798 - Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
1826 - Missolonghi captured by Turks
1878 - 1st Dutch test drive of steam tram
1891 - Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
1918 - Battle of Zeebrugge ends
1918 - Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea
1918 - National Urban League forms
1920 - Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets, in Ankara
1920 - The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
1923 - Inauguration ceremonies take place of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter.
1924 - British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
1935 - Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
1938 - Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
1941 - Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
1942 - 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins
1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1943 - British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta
1945 - Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated
1945 - US troops in Italy cross river Po
1949 - Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
1949 - Netherlands annexes Elten & Tudderen
1950 - Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
1956 - US Supreme court ends race segregation on buses
1959 - 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
1961 - Algiers putsch by French generals.
1982 - Conch Republic is established.

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April 24th:
1479 BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
1184 BC - The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
858 - Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
1061 - Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country'll be destroyed
1185 - Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet
1288 - Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
1311 - Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
1547 - Battle of Muhlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F the Brave
1558 - Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois
1570 - Battles between Spanish troops & followers of sultan Suleiman
1762 - Russia & Prussia signs peace treaty
1877 - Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire.
1883 - 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair
1915 - German army fires chloroform gas in Ieper
1915 - Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)
1916 - Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins
1920 - British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)
1920 - Polish troops attack Ukraine
1941 - British army begins evacuation of Greece
1950 - Independent republic of South Molukkas declared
1953 - Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1954 - Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
1960 - Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed
1964 - Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
1969 - Gen Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
1969 - Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
1970 - Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth
1970 - Senegal adopts constitution
2006 - King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
2007 - Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.
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April 25th:
1185 - Sea battle at Dan-no-ura: Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family
1449 - Anti-pope Felix V resigns
1607 - Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
1626 - Battle at the Dessauer bridge: Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Earl of Mansfeld
1660 - Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II
1678 - French troops conquer Ypres
1707 - Battle of Almansa-Franco-Spanish forces defeat Anglo-Portuguese
1747 - Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand
1859 - Ground broken for Suez Canal
1881 - 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
1881 - French troops occupy Algeria & Tunisia
1905 - Whites win right to vote in South Africa
1915 - 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli
1925 - Paul von Hindenburg elected president of Germany
1927 - Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
1945 - Red army completely surrounds Berlin
1945 - US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River
1947 - Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Voete begins
1957 - Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
1961 - France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961 - Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 - Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
1975 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1976 - Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
1976 - Portugal adopts constitution
1977 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 - Mariners mgr Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Seattle's grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot
1981 - More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
1982 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 - Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to USSR
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
1986 - Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
1993 - Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader
2005 - Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.

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April 29th:
1091 - Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes
1429 - Joan of Arc leads Orleans, France, to victory over English
1522 - Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands
1540 - Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended
1550 - Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
1628 - Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
1636 - Prince Frederik Henry occupies Schenkenschans
1644 - Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking
1661 - Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
1672 - Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
1706 - Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne/Bavaria
1707 - English/Scottish parliament accept Act of Union, form Great Britain
1781 - French fleet occupies Tobago
1781 - French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope
1856 - Peace between England & Russia
1901 - Anti semitic riot in Budapest
1942 - Japanese troop march into Lashio, cuts off Burma Road
1942 - Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands & Vichy-France
1945 - Venice & Mestre were captured by the Allies
1965 - Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
1965 - Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe
1991 - Croatia declares independence
1994 - Israel & PLO sign economic accord
2005 - Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
2005 - New Zealand's first civil union takes place.
2007 - Republic Protests in Turkey.
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April 30th:
311 - Emperor Galerius legal recognizes Christians in the Roman Empire
313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule.
711 - Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
1064 - German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland
1349 - Jewish community at Radolszell Germany, exterminated
1396 - Crusaders & earl of Nevers depart from Dijon
1492 - Spain announces it will expels all Jews
1506 - Philip of Bourgondy & England sign trade agreement
1527 - England & France sign treaty of Westminster
1563 - Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
1616 - English King Jacob I leaves Brielle/Vlissingen
1661 - Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa
1725 - Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
1838 - Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation
1935 - World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul
1941 - Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia
1943 - Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
1945 - Lord Haw-Haw calls for crusade against the bolsheviks
1945 - Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin
1945 - Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
1955 - Imperial Bank of India nationalized
1980 - Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
1982 - Iranian offensive in Khusistan
1985 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1997 - Tajik Prest Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt
1999 - Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10.
2001 - The Mitchell Report on the Arab-Israeli conflict is published.
2002 - A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years.
2008 - Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia were confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.
2009 - Failed attack on the Dutch Royal Family results in 7 deaths and 17 injured.
2009 - The United Kingdom formally ends combat operations in Iraq.


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May 1st:
305 - Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus Jovius of Rome resigns
305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.
1328 - Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1523 - Danish king Christian III arrives in Veere
1544 - Turkish troops occupy Hungary
1551 - Council of Trente resumes
1576 - Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1625 - Prince Frederik Henry appointed viceroy of Holland
1703 - Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
1707 - England, Wales & Scotland form UK of Great Britain
1711 - Arch duke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar
1715 - Prussia declares war on Sweden
1725 - Spain & Austria sign trade treaty
1756 - France & Austria sign alliance
1757 - Austria & France divide Prussia
1759 - British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West-Indies, on France
1781 - Emperor Jozef II decrees protection of population
1785 - Kamehameha, the king of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
1853 - Argentina adopts it's constitution
1873 - Emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Vienna
1873 - International Exhibition opens in Vienna
1909 - Netherlands begins unity with Belgium
1914 - China's 1st president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification
1924 - Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece
1925 - Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
1932 - 1st Suriname union congress at Paramaribo
1934 - Austria signs pact with Vatican
1934 - Philippine legislature accepts US proposal for independence
1940 - 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship
1941 - German assault on Tobruk
1943 - German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta
1945 - Soviet army reach Rostock
1946 - The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
1961 - Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
1962 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963 - Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Neth
1967 - Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes president of Nicaragua
1991 - Angola's civil war ends
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.
2006 - The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
2007 - The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
2008 - The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.
2009 - Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
2010 - Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
2011 - Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
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May 2nd:
1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
1526 - German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldische League
1536 - King Henry VIII accused Anna Boleyn of adultery & incest
1595 - King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Neth
1598 - France & Spain signs Peace of Vervins
1668 - 1st peace of Aken: ends French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
1668 - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Devolution
1703 - Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
1808 - Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid
1833 - Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs
1876 - The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
1889 - Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale
1907 - Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
1924 - Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR
1933 - In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions
1934 - Nazi-Germany begins People's court
1936 - Emperor Haile Selassie & family flee Abyssinia
1941 - Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists
1945 - German Army in Italy surrenders
1945 - Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders
1945 - Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste
1953 - Feisal II installed as king of Iraq
1953 - Hussein I installed as king of Jordan
1962 - OAS strikes in Algeria
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1992 - Yugoslav Army seize Bosnian Pres Alija Izetbegovic
2002 - Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
2004 - Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.

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May 3rd:
1294 - John II becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
1342 - Count Hartmann II becomes ruler of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
1382 - Battle on Beverhoutsfield near Brugge
1455 - Jews flee Spain
1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
1515 - Persian Gulf: Portugese fleet occupies Ormuz
1616 - Treaty of Loudun kills French civil war
1629 - French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
1640 - English Upper house accept Act of Attainder
1661 - Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen
1791 - The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1808 - Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
1808 - Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are fired upon near Príncipe Pío hill.
1906 - British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
1919 - Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
1928 - Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
1929 - Prussia bans anti-fascists
1938 - Concentration camp at Flossenburg goes into use
1942 - Nazi's require Dutch Jews to wear a Jewish star
1947 - Japan forms a constitutional democracy
1979 - 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher)
1983 - Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.



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May 4th:
1415 - Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
1471 - Battle of Tewkesbury - King Edward IV vs Ex-queen Margaretha
1493 - Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain & Portugal
1540 - Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
1626 - Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
1634 - Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West-Indies
1652 - Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
1686 - Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
1814 - Bourbon reign restored in France
1814 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
1818 - Netherlands & England sign treaty against illegal slave handling
1843 - Great-Britain annexes Natal
1910 - Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy
1910 - Tel Aviv founded
1912 - Italian mariners occupy Turkish Island of Rhodes
1915 - Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungaryb & Germany
1916 - At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare
1917 - Arabs sack Tel Aviv
1924 - German Republic election fascists & communists win
1925 - League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage
1926 - General strike hits Britain
1927 - Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928
1931 - Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president
1938 - Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes 1st president of Eire
1942 - German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages
1945 - German troops in Netherlands, Denmark & Norway surrender
1966 - Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR
1986 - President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
2007 - The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.


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May 5th:
553 - 2nd Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens
1260 - Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1382 - Battle of Beverhoutsveld - population beats drunken army
1430 - Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany
1494 - On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica
1640 - English Short Parliament unites
1646 - King Charles I surrenders at Scotland
1762 - Russia & Prussia sign peace treaty
1821 - Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1912 - Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
1920 - German-Latvian peace treaty signed
1920 - Polish troops occupy Kiev
1925 - Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
1932 - Japan & China sign a peace treaty
1936 - Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
1940 - Norwegian government in exile forms in London
1942 - British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar
1944 - Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim
1945 - Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated
1945 - Netherlands & Denmark liberated from Nazi control
1945 - Uprising against SS-occupying troops in Prague
1945 - Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated
1945 - World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.
1949 - Council of Europe forms
1954 - Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay
1955 - West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers
1964 - Separatists riot in Quebec
1994 - Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
1994 - North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
2006 - The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA).
2012 - Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970
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May 6th:
1312 - Pope Clement V closes Council of Vienna
1527 - Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
1529 - Battle at Gogra: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals
1598 - Arch duke Albrecht & Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands
1644 - Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil
1648 - Battle at Zolty Wody-Bohdan Chmielricki's Cossaks beat John II Casimir
1672 - Brandenburgs monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands
1757 - Battle at Prague: Frederik II of Prussia beats emperor army
1851 - New slave regulations go into effect in Suriname
1851 - SF Chamber of Commerce starts
1910 - George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
1913 - King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, North-Albania
1914 - British House of Lords rejects women suffrage
1915 - Allies attack Cape Helles, Hellespont
1915 - German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland
1919 - Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1933 - Italy & USSR sign trade agreement
1938 - Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)
1941 - Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1942 - Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies
1943 - British 1st army opens assault on Tunis
1955 - West Germany joins NATO
1957 - Italian government of Segni resigns
1978 - South Africa military goes into Angola
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1996 - Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
2001 - During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
2008 - Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
2010 - The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.
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May 7th:
558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.
1274 - 2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens
1429 - English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc
1579 - Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
1624 - Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
1638 - Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
1727 - Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
1775 - Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria
1832 - Greece becomes independent republic. Otto of Bavaria is chosen king of Greece
1836 - The settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.
1856 - Argentine & Brazilian sign a navigation pact
1928 - England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21
1934 - Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autnomous Region
1941 - British House of Commons votes for Churchill (477-3)
1942 - Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
1944 - German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia
1945 - Formal undertaking of complete German surrender
1945 - Mauthausen Concentration Camp liberated
1945 - Nazi generals Jodl & Von Friedenburg surrender
1947 - "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
1954 - French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
1954 - US, Great-Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO
1955 - USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great-Britain
1955 - West Europe Union established
1956 - Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300
1960 - Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR
1993 - South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
1999 - Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
1999 - In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
1999 - Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

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May 8th:
1360 - Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French
1429 - French troops under Joan of Arc rescues Orleans
1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion-Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI
1521 - Parliament of Worms installs edict against Marten Luther
1624 - Hungarian king Bethlen Gabor & emperor Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Vienna
1660 - English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England
1741 - France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
1821 - Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.
1863 - Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia
1881 - Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch
1895 - China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
1921 - Sweden abolished capital punishment
1924 - Memel territories given to Lithuania
1925 - French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco
1933 - Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
1942 - German summer offensive opens in Crimea
1945 - Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
1945 - Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet
1945 - Gen Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov
1945 - V-E Day; Germany signs unconditional surrender, WW II ends in Europe
1946 - Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
1946 - The Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial that preceded the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
1949 - West German constitution approved

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May 9th:
1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
1386 - Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England
1450 - 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
1460 - Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings
1519 - Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government
1573 - Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king
1588 - Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
1689 - English King Willem III declares war on France
1738 - England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
1753 - King Louis XV disbands French parliament
1788 - English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade
1901 - Australia opens its 1st parliament in Melbourne
1915 - German & French fight Battle of Artois
1916 - British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
1927 - Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
1927 - The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
1933 - Spanish anarchists call for general strike
1944 - Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
1945 - Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)
1945 - Jersey liberated from nazis
1945 - Victory celebration at Red Square
1945 - World War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.
1945 - World War II: Hermann Göring is captured by the United States Army.
1945 - World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
1945 - World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
1960 - Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1964 - Khrushchev visits Egypt
1966 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1970 - 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
1988 - Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth
1988 - The new Australian Parliament House opens in Canberra.
1989 - Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
1992 - Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
1997 - 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
2002 - In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
2004 - Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.
2006 - Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.
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May 10th:
1291 - Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I
1559 - Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary
1570 - Czar Ivan IV becomes Protestant
1624 - Jacob Willekens & Piet Heyn conquer Salvador, Civil rights activist
1655 - Jamaica captured by English
1774 - Louis XVI ascends to throne of France
1796 - French government arrest 10 utopists
1796 - Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge
1796 - Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
1857 - Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys of Meerut
1857 - Sepoy-revolt in Meerutkazerne, Delhi
1871 - German-French peace treaty signed: France cedes Elzas
1880 - General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1906 - Russia's Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
1917 - Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks
1933 - Nazis stage public book burnings in Germany
1933 - Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
1940 - French marines stationed on Aruba
1940 - French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands
1940 - Nazi armies attack Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg
1940 - Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British PM
1940 - World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
1941 - Adolph Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland
1942 - World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1944 - Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
1945 - Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese
1945 - Russian troops occupied Prague
1948 - 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
1959 - Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan



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