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1814 – Napoleon Bonaparte disembarked at Portoferraio on the island of Elba in the Mediterranean.

1863 – The Battle of Chancellorsville ended when the Union Army retreated.

1886 – Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone. It was the first practical phonograph.

1904 – The U.S. formally took control of the property for construction of the Panama Canal.

1912 – The Royal Canadian Navy was created

.1916 – Germany agreed to limit its submarine warfare after a demand from U.S. President Wilson.

1928 – Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was born

1942 – The Battle of the Coral Sea commenced as American and Japanese carriers launched their attacks at each other.

1945 – World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.

1945 – World War II: The German surrender at Lüneburg Heath includes all Wehrmacht units in the Netherlands, Denmark and northwest Germany.

1979 – Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first woman prime minister.

1994 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed a historic accord on Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.

2000 – The citizens of London elected their mayor for the first time.

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