Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Writers Guild of America went on strike after a labor dispute.
Kanye West claimed that African-American slaves in the US remained slaves by choice.
The FBI's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, was killed by the US Navy Seals and CIA operatives in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
139,000 people lost their lives when Cyclone Nargis made landfall in Myanmar.
The Stanley Cup Finals took place with the Toronto Maple Leafs beating the Montreal Canadiens.
An assassination attempt was made on Gangster Frank Costello.
The Battle of Berlin ended, with German forces conceding as the Soviet army took Berlin.
The first game of the Negro National League was played at Washington Park in Indianapolis.
General Motors bought the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game was copyrighted.
The territory of Oklahoma was incorporated.
The first-ever magazine issue of 'Good Housekeeping' was published.
American Congress eliminated the twenty-cent coin.
Britain founded the Swan River Colony in Western Australia.
William Herschel discovered the first binary star.