1934 -- Bonnie and Clyde are finally killed by police after being on the run
1607 -- The Colony of Jamestown Virginia is founded
1945 -- The Germans finally
surrender in Europe; marks
Victory in Europe.
1915 -- Germans sink the British ship, The RMS Lusitania, drowning 1,201, 128 of
which were American
1954 -- The French are defeated at Dien Bien Phu by Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh forces. This incident is the prelude to the Vietnam War
1926 -- Factory workers at Ford get a 40 hour work week
(5, 8-hour work days; Monday-Friday)
The Library of Congress is established.
William Shakespeare is Born
The first "Earth Day"
1865 -- President Lincolns body leaves Washington D.C. by way of train making many stops along the way to burial in Springfield, Illinois. (Above Right) is the procession of Lincolns body to the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio for public viewing. The journey/procession from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois, lasted 13 days