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In 1945, Denmark and the Netherlands were liberated as a German surrender went into effect, and more events that happened on this day in history.

In 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, and more events that happened on this day in…

In 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa’s first democratic elections, and more events that happened on this day in…

In 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S. commando operation, and more events that happened on this…

George Washington took the oath of office in New York as the first president of the United States, and more events that happened on this day i…

In 1992, a jury in Simi Valley, California, acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating o…

In 1952, war with Japan officially ended as a treaty signed in San Francisco the year before took effect, and more events that happened on thi…

In 1978, 51 construction workers plunged to their deaths when a scaffold inside a cooling tower at the Pleasants Power Station site in West Vi…

An explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine caused radioactive fallout to begin spewing into the atmosphere, and mor…