Carp-shaped streamers decorate the landscape of Japan from April through early May in honor of Children's Day on May 5.
The carp symbolizes courage and strength because of its ability to swim up a waterfall.
Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
First Marxist Karl Marx, born in Trier, Prussia.
Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena.
Cinco De Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla.
Blues singer Blind Willie McTell born in Thompson, Georgia.
Cy Young of the Boston Americans pitchs the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
V Summer Olympics open in Stockholm, Sweden.
The first Three Stooges short, Woman Haters, is released.
Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space in Freedom 7. The flight lasted 15 minutes, making less than one complete orbit.
Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, a still standing record.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 16 Consoude