Today in History: May 5

Credit: MGN Online

Today in History: May 5

May 5, 2014 Updated May 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM EDT

Take a look at the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history.

Included: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space; France's Napoleon Bonaparte dies; Philosopher Karl Marx born; IRA member Bobby Sands dies during a prison hunger strike; Carnegie Hall opens in New York.





To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.