Today in History 5/5/10

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May 5, 1862: On this day the Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla, creating the holiday known as Cinco de Mayo.

May 5, 1862: The Battle of Williamsburg begins, also known as the Battle of Fort Magruder.

May 5, 1961: Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7, becoming the first American to travel into space.


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