This was 122nd day of the year and 243 days remained in the year.
Good Housekeeping magazine went on sale for the first time.
The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin.
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II departed on her maiden voyage to New York.
U.S. troops and CIA operatives shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
A pastel version of The Scream, by painter Edvard Munch, sold for $120 million in a New York City auction. The transaction set a new world record for an auctioned piece of art.
Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.