Today in History: May 5

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Today in History: May 5

May 5, 2014 Updated May 5, 2014 at 11:34 AM EDT

Take a look at the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history. (Video may not display on some mobile devices)

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.





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