5 May 2023: This day in history

1260: Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire

1893: Panic of 1893 causes a large crash on the NY Stock Exchange

1941: Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa

1955: West Germany is granted full sovereignty by its three occupying powers

1965: First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam

1980: Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as the SAS and police storm the building

1981: After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Provisional IRA member and British MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prision. Nine more hunger strikers die in the next 3 months.


Source: Onthisday.com



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