The camels proved themselves to be both fast and strong, easily outperforming the horses and mules that the Army had used up until that point.
On the evening of the 3rd June 1989, the People’s Liberation Army began firing on protesters taking part in the student-led Tiananmen Square protests.
Just a few months later the First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia, uniting the colonies in the face of increasingly oppressive British rule.
As a Supreme Court Justice, Brandeis wrote opinions in favor of individual liberty and freedom of speech, while protecting citizens’ right to privacy.
The final report of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot, published in 2001, estimated that around 300 people may have died in the violence.
Pearl Hart became a celebrity and acquired the nickname ‘Bandit Queen’.
“White Christmas” has since gone on to become the world’s biggest-selling single of all time.
While some tribes signed agreements with the American government, tens of thousands of Native Americans were forcibly resettled by the military.
In 1703 Peter’s forces captured Swedish possessions at the mouth of the Neva river, and it was here that he laid the foundation stone for the Peter and Paul Fortress on Zayachy Island.
Young was executed in Hartford on 26th May 1647.
The first instalment of the Star Wars film series was released in cinemas in the United States of America.
On the 24th May 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland.
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were driving their stolen Ford V8 when they were engulfed in a hail of more than 100 bullets.
The 22nd May 1455 marked the start of the Wars of the Roses, when the First Battle of St Albans was fought between Richard, Duke of York, and King Henry VI.