May 7, 2008 in City
Tuesday’s Washington Daily Game: 1-5-6
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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.