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 This day in History - May 5
406 Historic Events for May 5
1940

Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)

Birth
1941

Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa

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1941

Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)

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1941

2 Fokker's employees flee nazi occupied Netherlands to England

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1941

Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

Birth
1941

Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)

Birth
1942

US begins rationing sugar during WW II

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1942

British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar

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1942

Tammy Wynette, Redbay Alabama, country singer (Stand by your Man)

Birth
1942

Amy Hill, actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore)

Birth
1943

Michael Palin, England, comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda)

Birth
1943

Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System

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1944

Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim

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1944

Jean-Pierre Leaud, Paris France, actor (Detective)

Birth
1944

John Rhys-Davies, Salisbury England, actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders)

Birth
1944

Roger Raised, English actor (Nicholas Nickleby)

Birth
1944

Gandhi freed from prison

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1945

Raphael, Spain, spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)

Birth
1945

Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated

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1945

Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated

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1945

Uprising against SS-occupying troops in Prague

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1945

Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)

Birth
1945

Guëmundur J¢nsson Kamban, Icelandic writer (Vi mordere), dies at 56

Death
1945

Netherlands and Denmark liberated from Nazi control

Event
1946

Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)

Birth