9 May

9 May

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 9th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 9th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • Europe Day.
  • Time of Remembrance And Reconciliation.
  • National Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • National Moscato Day

Historic Events

2006: Estonia joined the EU in 2006.

1994: Nelson Mandela was chosen as South Africa’s first Black president in 1994.

1955: West Germany joined NATO in 1955

1945: Soviet snipers Sergeant A. E. Vinogradova (83 kills) and Junior Lieutenant N. P. Belobrova (70 kills) in Germany, May 1945

Soviet snipers Sergeant A. E. Vinogradova (83 kills) and Junior Lieutenant N. P. Belobrova (70 kills) in Germany, May 1945

1936: Dust Bowl refugees, fleeing from the drought in Oklahoma, camp by the roadside in Blythe, California. 1936 (Photo by Dorothea Lange)

Dust Bowl refugees, fleeing from the drought in Oklahoma, camp by the roadside in Blythe, California. 1936 (Photo by Dorothea Lange)

1917: Column of American troops passing Buckingham Palace, London, 1917, WWI.

Column of American troops passing Buckingham Palace, London, 1917, WWI.

1916: Austro-Hungarian POWs on Asinara island, Sardinia, early 1916

Austro-Hungarian POWs on Asinara island, Sardinia, early 1916

1865: A Union Soldier upon his release from Andersonville Prison after being a Prisoner of War during the US Civil War, May 1865.

A Union Soldier upon his release from Andersonville Prison after being a Prisoner of War during the US Civil War, May 1865.

Famous Birthdays

  • Rabindranath Tagore was born.
  • Billy Joel was born.
  • Maharana pratap was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Tenzing Norgay died.
  • Joseph Louis Gay Lussacs died.
  • Little Richard died.

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