• Karl Marx is born... • Battle of Puebla... • Japanese bomb Oregon... • Condamnés à mort par la Révolution... • Sacco and Vanzetti arrested...• Battle of Coral Sea... • Torture by electric chair... • Gates and Justice Department disagree... • Napoléon dies... • IRA hunger striker dies... • Italians conquer Addis Ababa... • 15 minutes in space ... • Push for silver standard... • Keats's first poem... • Clone E~mail worms... • Woodin to Treasury... • Big Blue blues... • West Germany rid of occupiers... • Sitting Bull retreats to Canada... • North Vietnamese maintain siege... • US captures Snoul, Cambodia...
a 05 May:
2005 General elections in Dominica.
2005 Parliamentary elections in the UK are a victory for the Labour Party.
2003 Before the opening of the stock markets in New York, USA Interactive (USAI) announces an agreement for it to acquire Lending Tree Inc. (TREE) giving 0.6199 USAI share for each TREE share.. On the NASDAQ 13 million of the 22.6 million TREE shares are traded, rising from their previous close of $14.69 to an intraday high of $21.36 and closing at $20.72. They had traded as low as $8.95 as recently as 05 March 2003 and never higher than the $21.00 they reached on 16 February 2000, two days after they started trading at $18.00. [3~year price chart >]. Also on the NASDAQ, 18.5 million of the 549 million USAI shares are traded, down from their previous close of $34.96 to close at $34.10 (equivalent to $21.14 for TREE at the announced acquisition rate). TREE is an Internet-based marketplace for consumers and lenders that collects and compares consumer credit requests and related credit information to the underwriting criteria of over 100 participating lenders. USAI, through its present subsidiaries, engages indiversified media and electronic commerce businesses that includes; electronic retailing, ticketing operations and television broadcasting.
2002 Runoff presidential election in France, first round. Moderate right-wing President Jacques Chirac, 69, wins overwhelmingly his third reelection, defeating right-wing extremist Jean-Marie Le Pen, 73, of the Front National.
2001 En Palma de Mallorca, la VII Diada per la Llengua reune a miles de personas, incluyendo al Gobierno balear en pleno, quienes reclaman para Baleares el derecho a utilizar cotidianamente el catalàn como lengua viva, y más autogobierno y autonomía financiera
2000 Ahmet Necdet Sezer, a staunch advocate of democratic rights, is elected Turkey's 10th president, with 330 of the votes in the 550-member parliament. Sezer, the chief justice of the Constitutional Court is only the fourth civilian to hold the post of president. The election raises hopes that Sezer will be able to nudge Turkey toward the democratic reforms that are crucial if the country is to realize its goal of membership in the European Union.
2000 Dozens of Falun Gong followers protest in Tiananmen Square on the Chinese New Year of the Dragon.
2000 The Labor Department reportes that the US's unemployment rate had hit a 30-year low of 3.9% in April 2000, with Blacks and Hispanics recording the lowest jobless rates in history.
2000 Reformers sweep Iran's run-off elections, winning control of the legislature from conservatives for the first time since 1979 Islamic revolution. It does them little good, since the fundamentalist mullahs have rigged the system to keep control of the country through the courts and the military.
ILOVEYOU E-mail worm spawns clones.
http://www.mcafee.com/ warns: There are a growing number of variants of this worm being transmitted via email attachment. The most common are:
MESSAGE: "kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me."
MESSAGE: A long message that pretends to be information from Symantec Corp. about VBS/LoveLetter.worm
MESSAGE: "There is a dangerous virus circulating. Please click attached picture to view it and learn to avoid it."
MESSAGE: "Checked the attached IMPORTANT coming from me !"
MESSAGE: "We have proceeded to charge your credit card for the amount of $326.92 for the mothers day diamond special. We have attached a detailed invoice to this email. Please print out the attachment and keep it in a safe place.Thanks Again and Have a Happy Mothers Day!"
ATTACHMENT: " mothersday.vbs"
MESSAGE: "kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me."
This worm attempts to send copies of itself through mIRC to the IRC channels and through Outlook to all address book entries. It also infects files on local and remote drives including files with the following extensions: .vbs, .vbe, .js, .jse, .css, .wsh, .sct, .hta, .jpg, .jpeg, .mp3, and .mp2. It also tried to download a password-stealing Trojan horse program from a Web site (which was soon removed by the provider). Also described at http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.loveletter.a.html
| 2000 Conjunction (very approximate) of Sun, Mercury,
Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Moon. The cataclysm
does not occur which was predicted by Richard Noone in 5/5 2000
- Ice: The Ultimate Disaster, according to the theories of Charles
Hapgood: “On May 5th in the year 2000, our moon, the planets Mercury,
Venus, our Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be aligned with the Earth,
significantly increasing the centrifugal momentum exerted on the Earth's
crust. On that day, the ever growing ice ... at the South Pole will upset
the Earth's axis sending trillions of tons of ice and water sweeping over
the surface of our planet.”
1999 Mireya Moscoso es proclamada presidenta electa de Panamá tras su victoria electoral.
1998 Intuit reverses an April decision to stop making Quicken for Macintosh. The company had planned to discontinue the Mac version of its popular financial software because of dwindling Macintosh sales: Macintosh users represented about 10% of Quicken's customers in 1998, down from 15% a few years earlier. Steve Jobs, Apple's cofounder and acting CEO, persuaded Intuit to change its stance.
1996 The FBI released preliminary figures showing that, in the US, serious crimes reported to police fell for the fourth straight year in 1995.
1996 José María Aznar, elegido el día anterior por el Congreso español, jura su cargo como Jefe del Ejecutivo ante el rey Juan Carlos.
1994 Atari Corporation, maker of popular new video games in the late 1970s and early 1980s, announces that its Jaguar video games will soon be available for personal computers.
1993 Microsoft announces that it will bundle its popular database software, Microsoft Access, with its Microsoft Office package, which already included MS Word and Excel. Microsoft's competitors, including Lotus and WordPerfect, also added database software to their office software suites.
1992 El Parlamento de Crimea proclama la independencia de la península y convoca un referéndum, en un reto a Ucrania. 1999 Mireya Moscoso es proclamada presidenta electa de Panamá tras su victoria electoral.
1990 Juan Pablo II inicia una nueva visita a México, país mayoritariamente católico. Dos días después México y el Vaticano restablecen relaciones diplomáticas tras 130 años de ruptura.
1987 Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
1986 Con la visita del rey Hussein de Jordania a Hafez al-Asad de Syria en Damasco, quedan restablecidas de manera definitiva las relaciones entre los dos paises.
1982 Se forma un gobierno de unidad nacional en El Salvador, con el apoyo del Ejército.
1965 first large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
1950 Phumiphon Adunlayadet (nacido el 5 de diciembre de 1927 en Cambridge, Massachusetts, mientras su padre, el príncipe Mahidol de Songkhla, estaba estudiando en la Universidad de Harvard), rey de Tailandia desde la muerte de su hermano mayor, Anada Mahidol, el 9 de junio de 1946, es coronado formalmente con el nombre de Rama IX.
1950 American missionary and martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: 'The conflict of science and religion is fought between the errors of both camps.'
1949 Council of Europe established
1946 Mariano Ospina Pérez, candidato conservador, triunfa en las elecciones de Colombia.
1945 Netherlands and Denmark liberated from Nazi control
1945 Liberada Eslovaquia por el Ejército Rojo, las tropas aliadas al mando del general Patton, acantonadas en Plzen, se niegan a apoyar el levantamiento del pueblo de Praga.
1942 Sales of sugar resumed in the United States under a rationing program during WW II
1927 El presidente de Chile, Emiliano Figueroa, presenta su dimisión y le sustituye Carlos Ibáñez.
1926 Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith"
1925 High school biology teacher John T. Scopes, 24, is arrested for teaching the theory of evolution in his Dayton, Tennessee, classroom.
| 1916 US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until
1914 From California, Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker begins first cross-US motorcycle trip (5438 km). In response to his appeal, people had informed him which were the least deplorable roads and promised to bring him gasoline where it was not available.
1912 Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
1908 Great White Fleet arrives in SF
1904 El Congreso venezolano confiere al general Castro poderes de dictador por un año.
1877 Porfirio Díaz es proclamado presidente de México, con lo que comienza una dictadura que duró 35 años.
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia concludes
1862 Peninsular Campaign Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia begins
1859 Firma de un tratado de límites y navegación fluvial entre Brasil y Venezuela.
1842 City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)
1808 Carlos IV firma en Bayona (Francia) su renuncia a la corona de España.
1795 GODINEAU René, (dit Flambart), 53 ans, né et domicilié à Traversone, journalier, propose d'arborer le drapeau blanc à l'arrivée des brigands de la Vendée ou, en tout cas, c'est ce dont on l'accuse au tribunal révolutionnaire séant à Paris pour le condamner à mort le 28 fructidor an 3 (14 septembre 1795).
1749 Pope Benedict XIV proclaims 1750 a Jubilee Year [?]
1518 El marino y explorador Juan de Grijalva descubre las islas de Yucatán.
1511 El Consejo Real dicta su primera sentencia reconociendo la mayor parte de los derechos de don Diego Colón Muniz, quien reclamaba todos los títulos y honores que se habían otorgado a su padre Cristóbal Colón: Títulos hereditarios de Almirante, Virrey y Gobernador de las Indias, gobierno de Puerto Rico, Veragua y Urabá, nombramiento de ternas para los oficios de justicia, diezmos de los beneficios indianos, etc. Pero Fernando el Católico mantiene su negativa a aceptar el cargo de Virrey como vitalicio, por lo que el pleito continuara largo tiempo.
1494 Colón descubre la isla a la que llamó Santiago, actual Jamaica, durante su segundo viaje a América.
0553 2nd Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens.
-- 2009 Judy Dominguez Trunnell [31 Dec 1975–] [photo>], who lived in Harlingen, Texas, and was a special education teacher in Mercedes, wife of Steven M. Trunnell, becomes the first US citizen to die of H1N1 flu (incorrectly known as “swine flu”). On 01 May 2009, having fallen into a coma, she was delivered of slightly premature but healthy Gabbie Ella Trunnell by cesarean section and is also survived by her other daughter Hannah Rayne Trunnell, 4. —(090514).
2006 Ten US soldiers who are all those aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter shot down in the afternoon by a shoulder-fired missile in near Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, where some 2500 US and Afghan soldiers are conducting Operation Mountain Lion near the border with Pakistan.. — (060507)
2003 Edward A. Dowey Jr., US Protestant theologian born on 21 February 1918. Author of The Knowledge of God in Calvin's Theology (1952).
2003 Abas Kamel Mlake, 20, Iraqi civilian man bystander, shot in Iraq.
2003 Hazem Husien Ali, 45, Iraqi civilian man bystander, shot in Iraq.
2003 Naemaa Husain Mohamed, 75, Iraqi woman, killed by a missile.
2003 Salih Saadon Salih Al-Amerey, 16, Iraqi civilian boy, killed by shrapnel.
2003 Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu, South African anti-Apartheid leader, born on unknown date of 1912, but he chose 18 May for birthday purposes.
2002 Eliezer Korman, 74, Israeli from Ramat Hasharon, of injuries received on 27 March 2003 in suicide bombing at the Park Hotel in Netanya, Israel, which caused 23 immediate deaths, and 7 delayed deaths, including his.
1964 Godfrey Clive Miller, Australian artist born on 20 August 1893.
1957 Leopold Löwenheim, German (Jewish according to the Nazis and therefore persecuted) mathematician born on 26 June 1878. He is remembered for the Löwenheim-Skolem paradox — which Skolem [23 May 1887 – 23 Mar 1963] pointed out is not a paradox! — which produces non-standard models, for example a denumerable model of the reals.
1913 Henri Moret, French artist born on 12 December 1856. MORE ON MORET AT ART 4 MAY with links to images.
1907 Eugène-Alexis Girardet, French painter born on 31 May 1853. — more with links to images.
1886 Seven strikers, killed by militia (the Bay View Massacre). Striking steelworkers, marching toward a mill in the Bay View section of Milwaukee, are intercepted by a squad of militia, who shoot point blank into the strikers, killing seven.
1883 Eva Gonzalès, Mme Henri Guérard, during childbirth, French Impressionist painter born on 19 April 1849, model and student of Édouard Manet. MORE ON GONZALÈS AT ART 4 MAY with links to images.
1821 Napoléon Bonaparte, former French ruler who once ruled an empire that stretched across Europe, dies as a British prisoner on the island of Saint Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean. full coverage at MORE 4 MAY — (060505)
1811 Antoine de Marcenay de Ghuy, French artist born in 1724.
1809 Joseph-Laurent Malaine (or Malines, Mallache), French artist born on 21 February 1745.
1793 JICQUIAU Claude, cultivateur, domicilié à Ferel (Morbihan), condamné à mort, par le tribunal criminel dudit département, comme contre-révolutionnaire.
1793 LAVAL Jacques, ex noble, domicilié à Meri (Orne), condamné à mort, comme émigré, par le tribunal criminel du département de l'Orne.
1705 Leopold I, 64, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire.
1601 Jacob-Willemsz Delff I, Dutch artist born in 1550.
0449 Saint Hilary [401–], Archbishop of Arles. —(071110)
1976 El Frente de Liberación Nacional de Córcega (FLNC) es fundado en Ajaccio, aglutinando a votantes y simpatizantes del partido político ARC (Acción Regionalista Corsa), dirigido por Edmond Simeoni, cuyo objetivo principal se centra en conseguir un sistema de gobierno autonómico para la isla.
1958 Ron Arad, who became a captain in the Israeli Air Force. On 16 October 1986, he is the navigator in an Israeli F-4 Phantom jet which is shot down in southern Lebanon. Arad and the pilot parachute out. The pilot is rescued, but Arad is captured by members of the Lebanese Shiite militia Amal, and is then held hostage for decades. It is believed that Arad was bartered and sold over the years to different Lebanese factions and was moved back and forth between Lebanon and Iran, and that he died in 1996 in the hands of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah, who claim that Arad disappeared when his guards left their post.
1935 Piero Guccione, Italian painter.
1934 John J. Sweeney, AFL-CIO.
1912 Adolf Ottman, Anne-Marie Ottman, Emma Ottman, and Elisabeth Ottman, in Munich Germany. They would be the world's oldest living quadruplets when Adolf was the first one of them to die, on 17 March 1992.
1903 James Beard US, culinary expert/author (Delights and Prejudices)
1897 Francesco Tricomi, Italian mathematician who died on 21 November 1978. In 1923 he wrote a paper on the Tricomi differential equation, which would become very important in the theory of supersonic flight. He wrote 346 papers, 300 of which are listed in his La mia vita di matematico attraverso la cronistoria dei miei lavori (1967). They cover a vast range of subjects including singular integrals, differential and integral equations, pseudodifferential operators, functional transforms, special functions, probability theory and its applications to number theory, not to mention the history of mathematics.
1895 Stefan Bergman, Polish-born Jewish US mathematician who died on 06 June 1977. He is best known for his Bergman Kernel function which he invented in 1921. Read all about it in Riemann Mapping Theorem and the Bergman Kernel (PDF)... and weep.
1884 Wang Tjing-Wei, Premier of China (1932-1935)
1867 Nelly Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman) (courageous journalist, writing about taboo subjects of her time: divorce, poverty, capital punishment, insanity)
1883 Anna Johson Pell Wheeler, US mathematician who died on 26 March 1966. He first husband was South Dakota University professor of mathematics Alexander Pell who, if this article is not just a pipe dream, really was, unknown to anyone in the US, Sergey Degaev [1857-1921], a Russian nihilist revolutionary, turned police informer, turner top-cop killer, turned fugitive, turned benevolent and altruistic professor. In 1925 Anna married Arthur Wheeler, who died in 1932.
1867 Nellie Bly whose name became a synonym for female star reporter.
1848 The Communist Manifesto, on the 30th birthday of its author, Karl Marx, is published in London by the Communist League.
1847 American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
1846 Henryk Sienkiewicz Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905) SIENKIEWICZ ONLINE: Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero
1833 Soledad Acosta de Samper, colombiana, será escritora, ha de morir el 17 de marzo de 1913.
1816 American Bible Society organized (NY)
1842 Heinrich Martin Weber, German mathematician who died on 17 May 1913. He worked on a wide variety of topics, but his main work was in algebra, number theory, analysis, and applications of analysis to mathematical physics.
1833 Lazarus Immanuel Fuchs, German mathematician who died on 26 April 1902. He worked on differential equations and the theory of functions.
1766 Firmin Massot, Swiss painter, draftsman, and teacher, who died on 16 May 1849. — more with an image of Mme. de Staël and something about her.
1580 Johann Faulhaber, Ulm, Germany, weaver who became a mathematician and surveyor specialized in fortifications. He was was a Cossist (= early algebraist). He is important for his work explaining the recently invented logarithms. He died in 1635.
| Holidays Denmark-1945, Ethiopia-1941, Netherlands-1945 :
Liberation Day / Ethiopia : Victory Day / Japan
: Tango-no-sekku [Boys' Festival]/Children's Day / Mexico
: Cinco de Mayo/Battle of Pueblo (1862) / South Korea
: Dano Festival/Children's Day (1975) / Thailand :
Coronation Day / New Orleans : McDonogh Day (1850) (
Religious Observances Christian : May Fellowship Day (Church Woman United) / old RC : St Pius V, pope (1566-1572)
Thoughts for the day:
A plucked goose doesn`t lay golden eggs.
A golden goose doesn`t lay any eggs.
The goose that lays golden eggs wasn't born from one.
Feed a goose golden corn and it won`t lay golden eggs, it'll die.
Don't bite the hand that feeds the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, make a catscan.
When in doubt, duck. Malcolm Forbes, US publisher [1919-1990].
When in doubt, don't quack even if you're a duck, just duck.
When in doubt, pout.
The validity of some statements cannot be determined, and this is one of them.
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