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India: National Teachers' Day
(Observed since 1962 to commemorate the birth date of the great teacher Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan))
India Education ILoveIndia
Chachapoyas, Peru: Anniversary of Chachapoyas
(Commemoration of the founding of Chachapoyas 09/05/1538))
Peru Trafico Online Peru Travel and Tourism
1638 Louis XIV, King of France French Political and Social Leaders
1856 Tom Watson (Georgia-born Populist Politician, Lawyer, Writer, and Editor) Georgia Poitical and Social Leaders Politics Racism University of Georgia
1888 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Indian Philosopher) Indian Political and Social Leaders Philosophy Britannica
1909 Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo (South African Physician and Political Activist) South African Poitical and Social Leaders Apartheid South African History
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1877 Crazy Horse (South Dakota-born Chief of the Sioux Indians) South Dakota-born Politicla and Social Leaders Chief Crazy Horse Westward Expansion History Channel
1960 Earl Long (Former Governor of Louisiana) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Politics State of Louisiana
1997 Mother Teresa (Macedonian-born Catholic Missionary: 1979 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Mother Teresa Catholicism 1979 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1538 Spanish Captain Alonso de Alvarado Founds the City of Chachapoyas, Peru Peru Trafico Online Peru Travel and Tourism
1698 Peter the Great Imposes Tax on Beards Russia New York Times
1793 France's Reign of Terror Begins with Harsh Counterrevolutionary Measures France French Revolution New York Times
1807 British Complete Four-day Bombardment of Copenhagen Denmark Great Britain Napoleon Bonaparte European History War Danish Military History
1812 Native Americans Lay Siege to Fort Wayne Indiana Native American Heritage Forts War of 1812 Indiana Historical Society
Zachary Taylor Defends Indiana's Fort Harrison From Indian Attack Indiana Zachary Taylor Tecumseh War of 1812 Indiana State University (pdf)
1836 Sam Houston Is Elected First President of the Republic of Texas Republic of Texas Sam Houston Elections Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1837 President Martin Van Buren Calls for Independent Federal Treasury Martin Van Buren U.S. Government Economics & Business
1863 U.S. Foreign Minister Warns the British to Stay Out of the American Civil War Great Britian American Civil War History Channel
1905 The Treaty of Portsmouth Is Signed in New Hampshire Ending the Russo-Japanese War Japan Russia New Hampshire War History Channel Asian History
1914 The Battle of the Marne Begins: 500,000 Will Die France Battle of the Marne Death History Channel
1939 The United States Proclaims Neutrality in World War II World War II U.S. History New York Times
South Africa's Prime Minister, J.B.M Hertzog, Is Forced to Resign Because of His Neutrality Stance South African Poitical and Social Leaders World War II South African History
1943 U.S. Forces Seize More of New Guinea New Guinea World War II History Channel
1945 Japanese-American Wartime Radio Propagandist, "Tokyo Rose," Is Arrested in Yokohama Yokohama, Japan World War II Radio Propaganda Asian-American Heritage New York Times
1969 Lt. William Calley Charged for My Lai Massacre in Vietnam My Lai Massacre Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1972 Arab Terrorists Take Israeli Hostages at the Munich Olympics Israeli Massacre at the Munich Olympics Israel Terrorism CNN History Channel New York Times
1973 Palestinian Terrorists Seize Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris, Take 5 Hostages Paris Palestine Saudi Arabia Terrorism University of Texas
1975 Secret Service Agent Disarms Lynette Fromme before She Can Shoot President Ford in California California President Gerald Ford Assassination Attempt The American Presidency Gun Control Ford Presidential Library History Channel
IRA Bomb Kills 2 Injures 63 in Lobby of the London Hilton Hotel London, England Terrorism Death London Hilton BBC
1977 Red Army Faction (RAF) Terrorists Kidnap and Kill West German Executive Germany Terrorism World History Death Baader-Meinhof
1986 4 Arab Gunmen Kill 21 in Aborted Airline Hijacking in Pakistan Pakistan Terrorism CNN BBC
1991 The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) Is Dissolved by the Congress of People's Deputies Soviet Union Concordia

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