Manitoba became a province of Canada.
The body of Charles and Anne Lindbergh’s kidnapped baby was found.
Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.
Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.
The Soviet blockade that prompted the Berlin airlift was ended.
Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, swatted his 500th home run.
Former president Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. president (in or out of office) to visit Fidel Castro’s Cuba.
Tens of thousands killed and thousands injured when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan Provinces in western China.
The 2012 World Expo began in Yeosu, South Korea.