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Today in History – 5th May 1821

Napoleon Bonaparte

Death of Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte, defeated Emperor of France, died in exile on the island of St Helena at the age of 51 years. 

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This Week in History

6th May 1960Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, married Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
7th May 1915 – The passenger liner Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo because it was believed to be carrying weapons to Britain. The act caused an international outcry and Germany promised not to target passenger liners.
8th May 1926 – Birth of Naturalist David Attenborough 
9th May 1865 – The American Civil War ended with victory for the northern Unionist states
10th May 1940Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
11th May 1502Christopher Columbus embarked on his fourth voyage to the Americas.








Published Oct 22, 2020 @ 12:40 pm – Updated – May 5, 2021 @ 10:58 am