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May 9


1429   Joan of Arc defeats the English troops besieging Orleans.

1502   Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his fourth and final journey to the New World""."

1901   Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.

1994   Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

Famous Birthdays:

1874   Howard Carter (Archaeologist that discovered King Tut's tomb)

1914   Hank Snow (Singer)

1918   Mike Wallace (Journalist)

1946   Candace Bergen (Actress)

1949   Billy Joel (Singer)

1960   Tony Gwynn (Baseball player)

1965   Steve Yzerman (Hockey player)

1984   Prince Fielder (Baseball player)

Today in History Archive:

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