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Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc. launches its new Palm Pre smartphone.

International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization requests that Burma's government amend a clause in its Constitution that may justify forced labor.

American Cemetery and Memorial

The American Cemetery and Memorial honors World War II veterans who landed at Normandy, France, in 1944.

Harvard University

Harvard University discovers a molecular mechanism that regulates coagulation.

West Berlin

Former West Berlin police officer Karl-Heinz Kurras is revealed to have spied for East Germany's Stasi.


The Philippines' Army kill 30 Moro Islamic Liberation Front members and capture a "bomb factory" on Mindanao.

Air France

Two male bodies and several luggage items are recovered from Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean.

Somali Civil War (2009–present)

At least 36 people die during combat between the Transitional Federal Government and Islamist militants in Webho, Somalia.

Deadly clashes

Fifty-two people die during combat between Peru's Army and indigenous peoples in the Amazon Rainforest.


A fire at a day-care center kills at least 40 people in Hermosillo, Mexico.

A fast-moving fire killed 31 children in a day care center in northern Mexico despite desperate attempts of firefighters who punched through the walls and fought their way through flames to rescue babies, toddlers and others trapped inside.


Seventy-six people die at Harmony Gold's mine in Free State, South Africa.


Twenty-six people are killed during and 100 others remain missing after a landslide near Chongqing, China.


The Conservative Party gains seven county councils, the Liberal Democrats lose one, and the Labour Party loses four during the United Kingdom's local elections.

European Union

The European Union's parliamentary election continues in Cyprus, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and France's overseas departments and territories.