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May 5th, 1940...

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 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: King Gustaf V

(TIME Cover: April the 29th, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 5th of May:

867 - Uda, Emperor of Japan (d. 931)
1210 - King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
1747 - Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
1813 - Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
1818 - Karl Marx, German political philosopher (d. 1883)
1826 - Empress Eugenie of France, wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
1903 - James Beard, American chef and cookbook writer (d. 1985)

Oscar of the best picture in 1940

directed by Alfred Hitchcock
with Laurence Olivier (Maxim de Winter) and Joan Fontaine (Mrs de Winter)

Designed in 1940

The Pelican chair
by Finn Juhl


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