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The original of the Constitution of the State of Japan
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Frederick Bianchi, Duke of Casalanza
Aerial view of RAF Northolt
in Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Romania and Spain (2015)
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1808 – Finnish War: Sweden lost the fortress of to Russia.
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1815 – Austrian troops led by Frederick Bianchi, Duke of Casalanza defeated the forces under King Joachim Murat of Naples at the , the decisive battle of the Battle of Tolentino Neapolitan War.
1837 – The , the oldest university in Southeast Europe, was founded.
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1947 – A new went into effect, providing for a Constitution of Japan parliamentary system of government, guaranteeing certain fundamental rights, and relegating the Japanese monarchy to a purely ceremonial role.
1951 – The , the first post-war building to become Royal Festival Hall listed Grade I, opened as the venue for the Festival of Britain.
2000 – The sport of was born when the geocaching coordinates of a cache outside Portland, Oregon, US, were posted to a Usenet group.
2007 – Three-year-old Madeleine McCann while on holiday with her family in Portugal, sparking "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".
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1481 – struck the island of The largest of a series of earthquakes Rhodes, causing an estimated 30,000 casualties.
1616 – The was signed, ending a war that originally began as a power struggle for the French throne. Treaty of Loudun
1791 – The Great Sejm of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth ratified . the first codified national constitution in Europe
1845 – A long-running feud between two towns in Wisconsin came to a head when a schooner ; they later merged to form the city of crashed into a bridge Milwaukee.
1855 – A group of American mercenaries led by set sail from San Francisco to William Walker conquer Nicaragua.
1913 – , the first Raja Harishchandra Indian feature-length film, was released.
1915 – The oldest Royal Air Force station in continuous operation, , opened as home to RAF Northolt No. 4 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron.
1915 – Canadian physician and lieutenant colonel John McCrae wrote " ", considered one of the most notable In Flanders Fields poems written during the First World War.
1920 – Russian Civil War: Relying on Red Army troops in neighboring Azerbaijan, the Bolsheviks to stage a coup d'etat in attempted Georgia.
1939 – Subhas Chandra Bose formed the , a faction within the All India Forward Bloc Indian National Congress, in opposition to Gandhi's tactics of nonviolence.
1942 – Second World War: Japanese forces began an invasion Tulagi and nearby islands in the British Solomon Islands, enabling them to threaten and intercept supply and communication routes between the United States and Australasia.
1945 – Second World War: The German ocean liner , afloat in the Cap Arcona Bay of Lübeck with thousands of concentration camp survivors on board, was attacked and sunk by the Royal Air Force.
1960 – The Off-Broadway show premiered, eventually becoming the world's longest-running musical, with 17,162 performances across 42 years. The Fantasticks
1999 – A Doppler on Wheels team measured the fastest winds recorded on Earth, at 301 ± 20 mph (484 ± 32 km/h), in near a tornado Bridge Creek, Oklahoma. Born/died: | |d|1270| Béla IV of Hungary |d|1330| Alexios II of Trebizond |d|1606| Henry Garnet |d|1616| William Shakespeare |b|1632| Catherine of St. Augustine |b|1844| Richard D'Oyly Carte |b|1849| Jacob Riis |b|1891| Eppa Rixey |b|1905| Red Ruffing |b|1922| Len Shackleton |b|1964| Ron Hextall |d|2000 John O'Connor
: May 3 ; World Press Freedom Day in Japan ( Constitution Memorial Day 1947); in Poland ( Constitution Day 1791)
Benty Grange helmet
1491 – Nkuwu Nzinga, the ruler of the Kingdom of Kongo, was baptised as by Portuguese missionaries. João I
1848 – The Benty Grange helmet (pictured), a boar-crested Anglo-Saxon helmet similar to those mentioned in the contemporary epic poem , was discovered in Beowulf Derbyshire, England.
1921 – Under the British Government of Ireland Act, into two self-governing territories, Ireland was partitioned Northern and Southern Ireland.
1963 – Police in Birmingham, Alabama, against used high-pressure water hoses and dogs civil-rights protesters, bringing scrutiny on racial segregation in the southern United States. 1971 – became First Secretary of the Erich Honecker Socialist Unity Party of Germany, the governing party of East Germany.