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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.

1813
Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1818
First Marxist Karl Marx, born in Trier, Prussia.

1821
Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena.

1862

Cinco De Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla.

1901
Blues singer Blind Willie McTell born in Thompson, Georgia.

1904
Cy Young of the Boston Americans pitchs the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.

1912

V Summer Olympics open in Stockholm, Sweden.

1942
The First Lady of Country Music Tammy Wynette born in Tremont, Mississippi.

1934
The first Three Stooges short, Woman Haters, is released.

1961
Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space in Freedom 7. The flight lasted 15 minutes, making less than one complete orbit.

1973
Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, a still standing record.


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