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History's Happenings for May 5

Alan Shepard First American in Space!
1961

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Birth of Karl Marx
1818

Communist mentor Karl Marx

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Napoleon Dies in Exile
1821

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Cy Young Pitches First No-Hitter
1904

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Scopes Arrested for Teaching Evolution
1925

William Jennings Bryan, who prosecuted in the Scopes trial

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Japs Take Corregidor
1942

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Japs Bomb Oregon, Six Killed
1945

Japanese 'Zero' aircraft

In the only Japanese attack on the American mainland resulting in fatalities, a minister's pregnant wife and five kids were killed when a Jap plane dropped a "balloon" bomb on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon.




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