1502: Columbus’s final voyage
Christopher Columbus set sail from Cádiz, Spain, to find a passage to Asia. This was his fourth and final voyage.
Civil War ends
US President Andrew Johnson declared that armed resistance in the South was virtually at an end. This is commonly accepted as the date the American Civil War ended.
The first Australian Parliament opened in Melbourne. However, the first parliamentary session was not held until May 21.
After invading Ethiopia, Italy took over Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (present-day Ethiopia).
defeat Nazis in WWII
The Soviet Union observed its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. The day is celebrated as Victory Day.
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