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Calendar for May 5th, 2013

Orthodox Easter

Celebration of Easter by Orthodox Christians around the world following the Julian calendar. See how Easter dates are calculated.

Every Year

  • Cinco de Mayo

  • 1810s

  • Born 1813: Søren Kierkegaard (philosopher)

  • Born 1818: Karl Marx (philosopher)

  • 1820s

  • Died 1821: Napoleon I of France

  • 1860s

  • Born 1864: Nellie Bly (journalist)

  • 1900s

  • 1900: The Billboard (later known as just Billboard) magazine began weekly publication

  • Born 1903: James Beard (chef & food writer)

  • 1904: Cy Young became the fist major league pitcher in baseball's modern era to throw a "perfect" game

  • 1910s

  • Born 1915: Alice Faye (actress)

  • 1920s

  • 1921: Chanel No. 5 introduced

  • Born 1926: Ann B. Davis (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Tammy Wynette (country musician)

  • Born 1943: Michael Palin (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Will Arnett (actor)

  • 1973: Kilauea erupted

  • 1980s

  • Died 1981: Bobby Sands (IRA activist)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Hugo Banzer (former president of Bolivia)

  • 2004: Picasso's Boy With a Pipe set a new world record for the most expensive painting ever sold at auction when it soared to $104,168,000 at Sotheby's. The price, which included the auction house's commission, easily eclipsed the old mark of $82.5 million set by van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet," which had stood since 1990

  • Died 2008: Irvine Robbins (co-founder of Baskin-Robbins)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Claude Stanley Choules (the last known combat veteran of World War I died at the age of 110)


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