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Thursday, May 05th 2016


1260   Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.

1862   Cinco De Mayo: Mexican forces defeat the French.

1904   Cy Young of the Boston Americans threw the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.

1944   Mohandas Gandhi is freed from prison.

1978   Pete Rose hits his 3000th major league hit

Famous Birthdays:

1818   Karl Marx (Founder of Marxism)

1942   Tammy Wynette (Country Singer)

1959   Brian Williams (News anchor)

1973   Tina Yothers (Actress)

1981   Daneille Fishel (Actress)

1989   Chris Brown (Singer)


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