This Day In History (05. 05 .2018)

  • 1762 Russia & Prussia sign Treaty of Saint Petersburg ending the Seven Years War.
  • 1874 Dutch 2nd Chamber passes child labor law.
  • 1893 Panic of 1893 causes a large crash on the NY Stock Exchange.
  • 1908 Great White Fleet arrives in San Francisco.
  • 1920 Polish troops occupy Kiev.
  • 1920 US President Woodrow Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal.
  • 1930 Amy Johnson takes off – first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.
  • 1930 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours.
  • 1936 Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa.
  • 1941 First modern perfume Chanel No. 5 released by fashion designer Coco Chanel.
  • 1944 Mahatma Gandhi freed from prison.
  • 1949 Council of Europe forms.
  • 1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits.
  • 1999 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win.
  • 2005 Tony Blair’s Labour Party is re-elected for a third consecutive term in UK general election.
  • 2013 5 people are killed after a limousine catches fire in Hayward, California.

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