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MAY 6

Kitty Kelly was born.

Coleen Mimnagh was born.

Linda Santoro was born.

 

1941 - Dictator Joseph Stalin became the premier of Russia.

1954 - British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4).

1994 - The Chunnel between England and France officially opened.

 

MAY 7

Megan Prendergast-Millard was born.

Rosemary Munro was born.

Doug Owens was born.

 

1915 - The British ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine in World War I off the coast of Ireland.

2000 - Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as Russia’s president.

 

MAY 8

Marina Callaghan was born.

Donna Serrone Fajen was born.

Bob Killian was born.

Colleen Vielandi was born.

Eileen O’Callaghan was born.

 

1945 - V-E Day marks the European victory of the Allies in World War II.

 

MAY 9

Kathy Lehane Cawthorne was born.

Randi Savron was born.

 

1914 - Mother's Day became a public holiday.

1994 - The South African parliament chose Nelson Mandela as president.

 

MAY 10

John L. Muldoon was born.

Laura Flower Bruns was born.

Karen Potter was born.

 

1924 - J. Edgar Hoover became director of the FBI.

1940 - Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister.

 

MAY 11

1997 - IBM's supercomputer, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in a six game chess match.

 

May 12

Coleen Lane was born.

 

1932 - The body of Charles and Anne Lindbergh's kidnapped baby was found.

1943 - Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.

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