On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mahatma Gandhi freed from prison

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Soviet offensive against Sebastopol, Crimea

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