Saturday, April 21, 2018

Adv02 For release Friday, May 2

1519, artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France, at age 67.

1863, during the Civil War, Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Va.; he died eight days later.

1945, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of German troops in Italy and parts of Austria.

1963, the Children's Crusade began in Birmingham, Ala., as more than 1,000 black schoolchildren skipped classes and marched downtown to protest racial segregation; hundreds were arrested.

1972, a fire at the Sunshine silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, claimed the lives of 91 workers who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.

1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa's first democratic elections; President F.W. de Klerk acknowledged defeat.

2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea.



TODAY IN HISTORY

1519: Artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France, at age 67.

1945: The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of German troops in Italy and parts of Austria.

1972: A fire at the Sunshine silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, claimed the lives of 91 workers who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.

1994: Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa's first democratic elections; President F.W. de Klerk acknowledged defeat.

2011: Osama bin Laden was killed by elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea.

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