On this fateful day in 2011, Osama Bin Laden was found and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan in an operation carried out by US Forces. Barack Obama announced that the raid on Bin Laden's compound had lasted about forty minutes, four other people had been killed in the raid, and that Bin Laden's body was buried at sea according to Islamic standards. The death of the man was believed to be the consequence of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

On this day in 1919, The first U.S. air passenger service started.

In 1926, In India, Hindu women gained the right to seek elected office.

In 1945, Russia announced the fall of Berlin and the capture of 70,000 Germans who had surrendered.

In 1994, Nelson Mandela was victorious in South Africa’s first multiracial election.

In 1997, The Labour Party’s Tony Blair, after a landslide victory in British elections became Britain's youngest prime minister in 185 years, ending 18 years of conservative rule.