Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2nd of May

Today is the 122nd day of the year, with only 243 days remaining.

1536 - Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason, and witchcraft.

1611 - King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

1670 - King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.

1863 - Confederate General Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnaissance during the Battle of Chancellorsville.

1918 - General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1920 - The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1945 - The Soviet Red Army announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building.

1945 - General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy.

1945 - The U.S. 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wobbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.

2000 - President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

2011 - Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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