2nd May 1964
Nancy Astor, the American-born British politician who was the first female MP, died. 60 years.
8th May 1864
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House during the American Civil War (that lasted until the 21st May). 160 years.
9th May 1914
Mother's Day is proclaimed by President Wilson in the United States. 110 years.
19th May 1984
John Betjeman, a British poet, writer and broadcaster, died. 40 years.
19th May 1864
Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist and short story writer, author of "The Scarlet Letter" died. 60 years.
23rd May 1924
The American bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot and killed in Louisiana. 90 years.
29th May 1814
Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, the 1st wife of Napoleon, died. 210 years.
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