The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History

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1915 A German torpedo sank the British liner Lusitania off the Irish coast, killing nearly 1,200 people.

1939 Germany and Italy announced a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.

1945 Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France

1954 The Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam ended after 55 days with Vietnamese insurgents overrunning French forces.

2000 President Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in Russia’s first democratic transfer of power.

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~ by thehalobender on May 7, 2009.

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