The 5t o Mey is the 125t day o the year (126t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 240 days ti come.
- 1646 - Charles I of Ingland and Scotland gies himsel up tae the Scots Presbyterian Airmy at Newark.
- 1821 - Napoleon I dies agit 51 in exile on Saunt Helena.
- 1821 - Breetish daily newspaper The Guardian is foondit.
- 1842 - The Great Fire o Hamburg stairts.
- 1862 - Battle o Puebla: Mexican forces repel a French invasion in the Battle o Puebla.
- 1912 - The 1912 Simmer Olympic Gemmes in Stockholm stairts.
- 1945 - Warld War II: German forces surrender in Denmark an the Netherlands.
- 1949 - The Cooncil o Europe is foondit.
- 1950 - The coronation o Keeng Bhumibol Adulyadej o Thailand taks place.
- 1955 - Wast Germany gains full sovereignty.
- 1961 - Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.
- 1966 - Borussia Dortmund becomes the first German fitbaw team tae win the European Cup, defeatin Liverpool F.C. 2-1 in extra-time in Glesga.
- 2002 - Jacques Chirac is electit tae a seicont term as Preses o Fraunce.
- 2005 - Tony Blair's Labour Pairty is electit tae a third consecutive term in the Unitit Kinrick General Election.
- 2007 - Kenya Airways Flicht 507 crashes in Cameroon, killin 114 fowk.
- 2010 - Preses o Nigerie Umaru Musa Yar'Adua dees in office. Goodluck Jonathan succeeds him.
- 2011 - Scots Pairlamentary walin: The Scots Naitional Pairty unner Alex Salmond wins an overaw majority, wi 69 oot o 129 seats, an a seicont term in office.
- 2016 - Scots Pairlamentary walin: The Scots Naitional Pairty, unner Nicola Sturgeon, wins a third term in office, despite losin its overaw majority (winnin 63 seats). The Conservatives overtake Labour intae seicont place; The Green Pairty gains 4 seats.
- 2018 - NASA launches its InSight probe tae the planet Maurs.
- 2019 - Brunei abandons its plan tae punish gay sex wi daith.
- 2019 - Aeroflot Flicht 1492 bursts intae flames on its return tae Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, killin 41 oot o 78 fowk on baird.
- 2019 - A tanker splosion naur Niamey, Niger, kills at least 58 fowk.
- 1705 - John Campbell, 4t Yerl o Loudoun, Scots nobleman an airmy afficer (d. 1782)
- 1719 - Andrew Meikle, Scots mechanical ingineer (d. 1811)
- 1747 - Leopold II, Haly Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
- 1813 - Soren Kierkegaard, Dens philosopher (d. 1855)
- 1818 - Karl Marx, German poleetical philosopher (d. 1883)
- 1846 - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Pols writer (d. 1917)
- 1876 - George Livingstone, Scots fitbawer (d. 1950)
- 1914 - Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
- 1917 - Davie Shaw, Scots fitbawer (d. 1977)
- 1921 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American pheesicist (d. 1999)
- 1942 - Tammy Wynette, American sangster (d. 1998)
- 1943 - Michael Palin, Inglis actor, comedian an writer
- 1949 - Marion Fellows, Scots politeecian
- 1954 - Brian Souter, Scots businessman
- 1957 - Richard E. Grant, Inglis actor
- 1980 - Yossi Benayoun, Israeli fitbawer
- 1981 - Craig David, Inglis sangster
- 1983 - Henry Cavill, Jersey actor
- 1987 - Graham Dorrans, Scots fitbawer
- 1988 - Adele, Inglis sangster-sangwriter
- 1989 - Chris Brown, American sangster an actor
- 1705 - Leopold I, Haly Roman Emperor (b. 1640)
- 1731 - Daniel Defoe, Inglis writer (b. 1660)
- 1821 - Napoleon, Emperor o Fraunce (b. 1769)
- 1900 - Ivan Aivazovsky, Roushie penter (b. 1817)
- 1906 - Eliza Brightwen, Scots naituralist (b. 1830)
- 1921 - Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrick writer an pacifist (b. 1864)
- 1959 - Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politeecian (b. 1878)
- 1977 - Ludwig Erhard, Chancellor o Wast Germany (b. 1897)
- 1995 - Mikhail Botvinnik, Roushie chess player (b. 1911)
- 2010 - Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Preses o Nigerie (b. 1951)
- 2019 - Barbara Perry, American actress (b. 1921)
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