May 5, 1862

Mexican forces, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Segu-n, defeat French occupational forces at the Battle of Puebla.

May 5, 1981

Irish-Catholic prisoner Bobby Sands dies after refusing to eat for 66 days in protest of his imprisonment in Britain.

May 6, 1954

Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old Oxford medical student, broke the four-minute mile with a time of 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds.


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