May 05

This Day in History

1862

Cinco de Mayo

During the French-Mexican War, an outnumbered Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeats a major French force at Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east central Mexico on May 5, 1862. … (more...)

1818

200th Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx

One of the most influential thinkers of history, Karl Marx was born on 5th May 1818, in Trier, Germany. The philosophy he developed, called Marxism, became the fundamental platform of communism, a … (more...)

1260

Kublai Khan Becomes Great Khan

On this day in 1260, Kublai Khan became Great Khan, or ruler of the Mongol Empire. He quickly distinguished himself as one of history’s greatest conquerors. The grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai … (more...)