10th May 1849
Katsushika Hokusai died. 170 years
16th May 1929
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which honored the best films of 1927 and 1928, took place. 90 years
2nd May 1519
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, the Italian polymath, died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France. 500 years.
30th May 1859
Big Ben rung for the first time in London. 160 years
4th May 1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. 40 years
6th May 1889
The Eiffel Tower was completed. 130 years
9th May 1994
Nelson Mandela was chosen to become the first black President of South Africa. 25 years
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