May 7, 2008 in City

Lottery numbers

The Spokesman-Review

Tuesday’s Washington Daily Game: 1-5-6

Tuesday’s Washington Keno: 4-7-17-18- 21-24-27-35-36-42-44-45-46-49-51- 65-71-75-76-79

Tuesday’s Mega Millions: 4-21-46-53-54

Mega Ball: 26

Today in history

1915: Nearly 1,200 people died when a German torpedo sank the British liner RMS Lusitania off the Irish coast.

1945: Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France.

1954: The 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam ended with Vietnamese insurgents overrunning French forces.

1960: Leonid Brezhnev replaced Marshal Kliment Voroshilov as president of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.

1975: President Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam era.” In Ho Chi Minh City – formerly Saigon – the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover.

1977: Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories. (On this date in 2002, Seattle Slew died.)

1984: A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who charged they’d suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant.

1998: The parent company of Mercedes-Benz agreed to buy Chrysler Corporation for more than $37 billion.

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