Mary Kilgallen was born.
1939 - Lou Gehrig established a new Major League Baseball record when he played his 2,130th consecutive game. It would take another 57 years before Cal Ripken, Jr. broke it.
2011 - U.S. troops and CIA operatives shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Marian Scannell Slakman was born.
1937 - Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for "Gone With the Wind."
Steven Greenberg was born.
Tracey Benison Mullen was born.
1932 - Public Enemy Number One, Al Capone, was jailed for tax evasion.
1970 - Four Kent State University students were shot down by National Guard members during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration.
Seibert Ward was born.
1891 - Carnegie Hall (then known as Music Hall) opened in New York City. Peter Tchaikovsky was the guest conductor.
1961 - Alan Shepard became the first American in space.
Kitty Kelly was born.
Jim Bradley was born.
Coleen Mimnagh was born.
1941 - Dictator Joseph Stalin became the premier of Russia.
1954 - British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4).
1994 - The Chunnel between England and France officially opened.
Meghan Donahue was born.
Megan Prendergast-Millard was born.
Rosemary Munro was born.
Doug Owens was born.
1915 - The British ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine in World War I off the coast of Ireland.
2000 - Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as Russia’s president.
Marina Callaghan was born.
Donna Serrone Fajen was born.
Bob Killian was born.
Colleen Vielandi was born.
Eileen O’Callaghan was born.
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