General Dwight Eisenhower met National Socialist Workers Party emissaries in France where they signed an unconditional surrender, ending World War II in Europe, MAY 7, 1945.
MAY 1, 305 AD - the most powerful man in the world, Emperor Diocletian, stepped down from ruling the Roman Empire. With the Christian conscience silenced, Diocletian used the military to force all of Rome to worship pagan gods.
In 1785-1786, those opposed to the established Church obtained the enactment of the famous 'Virginia Bill for Religious Liberty' by which all religious groups were placed on an equal footing.
Forced to resign from the Army for excessive drinking, he failed as a farmer and a businessman. His name was Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President. Born APRIL 27, 1822.
APRIL 29, 1862 - Farragut captured New Orleans, the Confederacy's largest city. Later they were attacked as Admiral David Farragut lashed himself atop the mainsail to see above the smoke.
The size of the U.S. doubled on APRIL 30, 1803, with the Louisiana Purchase. Napoleon sold the Louisiana Territory, named after the "Sun King" Louis XIV, for 15 million dollars.