- 1945 WWII: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders
- 1949 Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for “Death of a Salesman”
- 1982 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
- 2008 Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
- 2011 Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
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