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Emmanuel Macron wins France's presidential election

A run-off was held between the top two candidates, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! and Marine Le Pen of the National Front, which Macron won by a decisive margin. The presidential election was followed by legislative elections to elect members of the National Assembly.

Archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great

An Israeli team of archaeologists of Hebrew University, led by Netzer, announced they had discovered the tomb. The site is located atop tunnels and water pools, at a flattened desert site, halfway up the hill to Herodium, 12 kilometers south of Jerusalem. The tomb contained a broken sarcophagus but no remains of a body.

Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia

Vladimir Putin, former Prime Minister of Russian Federation, was inaugurated as President of Russia after winning the presidential elections on 26th March 2000. As Prime Minister, he became Acting President of Russia and decided to run for the presidency. The ceremony was held for the first time in the Grand Kremlin Palace and lasted exactly one hour.

Honda launched Accord, one of the best-selling cars ever

The Honda Accord is a series of automobiles manufactured by Honda, best known for its four-door sedan variant, which has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States. The Accord nameplate has been applied to a variety of vehicles worldwide, including coupes, wagons, hatchbacks and a crossover.

Electronics pioneer Sony is founded in Tokyo

Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets.

Germany signs an unconditional surrender

The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives.

Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

The Axis grew out of the diplomatic efforts of Germany, Italy, and Japan to secure their own specific expansionist interests in the mid-1930s. The first step was the treaty signed by Germany and Italy. Benito Mussolini declared that all other European countries would from then on rotate on the Rome–Berlin axis, thus creating the term Axis.

The popular first lady of Agrentina Eva Peron is born

Eva María Duarte de Perón was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina until her death. She was born in poverty in the rural village of Los Toldos, in the Pampas, as the youngest of five children. At 15, she moved to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires to pursue a career as a stage, radio, and film actress.

New Orleans is founded

La Nouvelle-Orléans was founded by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of the Kingdom of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1919

Eva Perón

died 2007

Isabella Blow