This Day in History: May 12

The body of Charles Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, is found; scientists express concern during a

This Day in History: May 11

Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere; the espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony

This Day in History: May 10

J. Edgar Hoover is named acting director of the Bureau of Investigation (later known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI);

This Day in History: May 8

President Truman announces Nazi Germany’s surrender in World War II; David R. Berkowitz pleads guilty to the “Son of Sam” shootings; President

This Day in History: May 7

President Gerald R. Ford formally declares an end to the “Vietnam era.” A $180 million out-of-court settlement is announced in the Agent

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