This Day In History – May 5

Today in Histroy

1260 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire
1941 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa
1955 West Germany is granted full sovereignty by its three occupying powers
1965 First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
1980 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as the SAS and police storm the building
1981 After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Provisional IRA member and British MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prision. Nine more hunger strikers die in the next 3 months.

Today in Film & TV

2018 Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover releases the music video to new single “This is America” to wide acclaim

Today in Sports

1904 Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in “modern” baseball for Boston Americans against Philadelphia Athletics’s (3-0)
1969 Milwaukee Bucks sign #1 NBA Draft pick, star UCLA center Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

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