1865 -- Confederate General Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox in the McLean Parlor, 
                   officially ending the Civil War.

1940 -- Germany invades Norway and Denmark in their quest for European domination
1942 -- The U.S. surrenders at the Bataan Peninsula (Bataan Death March)
1959 -- The first Astronauts are introduced for Project Mercury, Americas' first manned space

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