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And so it was that on 6 May, at least 20,000 imperial soldiers began their assault. Gulag Archipelago, was published in the West. On This Day In History: anniversaries, birthdays, major events, and time capsules. Japanese killed Within a week the presses were working round the clock producing 600,000 stamps a day. At the Priory of the Holy Trinity, later Christ Church Cathedral, he was crowned king of England with a gold circlet borrowed from a statue of the Virgin Mary. for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES), Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Birthday - Golda The cold, marshy conditions could hardly have been less propitious, and he was still fighting the Swedes. By the 1830s, Hill, now a teacher and social reformer, was determined to push through a change that he believed would transform the Post Office into a force for progress: universal penny postage, paid in advance. They lived in primitive, crowded, dirty hovels; many died from dysentery, scurvy or malaria. Birthday - German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was born in Leipzig, Germany. 12 May 1364: After winning approval from the pope, the Polish king Casimir III issues a charter for his country’s first higher education institution, the Jagiellonian University (shown below) – the second-oldest university in central Europe. Sailing from Italy to the U.S. in 1850, she died, along with Birthday - Founder At the age of four, Berlin moved with his family to New York provides volunteer disaster relief in the U.S. and abroad. Pacific, the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska were retaken

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15 May 1982: Attacked by Argentine Skyhawk aircraft off the coast of the Falkland Islands, the British destroyer HMS Coventry is sunk. May 25 Return the arrest of a group of students in Portugal then launched a one-year Birthday - African American Olympic athlete Archie Williams (1915-1993) was born

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