Monarchists.Wiki:Selected anniversaries/May 5
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- 553 – The Second Council of Constantinople, considered by many Christian churches to have been the fifth Christian Ecumenical Council, began to discuss the topics of Nestorianism and Origenism, among others.
- 1260 – Kublai Khan claimed the title of Khagan of the Mongol Empire after the death of his older brother Möngke in the previous year.
- infogalactic:1860 – Led by Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi, the volunteer Expedition of the Thousand set sail from Genoa on a campaign to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
- 1654 – Cromwell's Act of Grace, which pardoned the people of Scotland for any crimes they may have committed during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, was proclaimed in Edinburgh.
- 1862 – Mexican troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halted a French invasion at the Battle of Puebla.
- 1936 – Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops captured Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, unopposed.
- 1940 – World War II: A squad of 250 Norwegian volunteers in Hegra Fortress finally surrendered to a vastly superior Nazi force after a 25-day siege.
- 1980 – The British Special Air Service stormed the Iranian Embassy in London, six days after Iranian Arab separatists had seized it.
- 1981 – After a sixty-six day hunger strike, Irish republican Bobby Sands died of starvation in HM Prison Maze.
- 1992 – The Supreme Council of Crimea declared Crimea to be independent from Ukraine.
Irene Gut Opdyke (b. 1922)