May 9th, Soviet Union marks Victory Day over Nazi Germany

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1927- Canberra becomes the capital of Australia.

1941- The German submarine U-110 captured at sea along with its Enigma machine by the Royal Navy.

1945- World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day over Nazi Germany.

1946- King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy abdicates his throne and is replaced by his son Umberto II.

1955- West Germany joins the NATO.

2009- Jacob Zuma sworn in as President of South Africa.

Born Today:

1927- German biophysical chemist Manfred Eigen.

1935- British painter and author Charles Roger Hargreaves.

Passed away:
1805- German Poet Friedrich Schiller.

2004- The 1st President of the Chechen Republic Akhmad Kadyrov.

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