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Today in History: May 17
Today in History: May 17
Among today's events in history, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision in 1954.
Today in History: May 16
Today in History: May 16
Among today's events in history, Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1975.
Today in History: May 15
Today in History: May 15
Among today's events in history, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard Faith 7 on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program in 1963.
Today in History: May 14
Today in History: May 14
Among today's events in history, representatives from eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, signed the Warsaw Pact in Poland in 1955.
Today in History: May 13
Today in History: May 13
Among today's events in history, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square in 1981.
Today in History: May 12
Today in History: May 12
Among today's events in history, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift, in 1949.
Today in History: May 11
Today in History: May 11
Among today's events in history, legendary reggae artist Bob Marley died in a Miami hospital at age 36 in 1981.
Today in History: May 10
Today in History: May 10
Among today's events in history, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned, and Winston Churchill formed a new government in 1940.
Today in History: May 9
Today in History: May 9
Among today's events in history, 35 people were killed when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida in 1980.
Today in History: May 8
Today in History: May 8
Among today's events in history, President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany's forces had surrendered, and that "the flags of freedom fly all over Europe" in 1945.