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  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Sunday May 4, 1958

    Warren Buffett

    Third Child

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Sunday May 4, 1958

    In May 4, 1958, the Buffetts' third child, Peter Andrew, was born.




  • France
    Tuesday May 13, 1958

    Algerian War

    May 1958 crisis

    France
    Tuesday May 13, 1958

    After his time as governor general, Soustelle returned to France to organize support for de Gaulle's return to power, while retaining close ties to the army and the pieds-noirs. By early 1958, he had organized a coup d'état, bringing together dissident army officers and pieds-noirs with sympathetic Gaullists. An army junta under General Massu seized power in Algiers on the night of May 13, thereafter known as the May 1958 crisis.




  • Christmas Island
    Wednesday May 14, 1958

    Christmas Island

    The United Kingdom's Christmas Island Act Was Given Royal assent

    Christmas Island
    Wednesday May 14, 1958

    At Australia's request, the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty to Australia, with a $20 million payment from the Australian government to Singapore as compensation for the loss of earnings from the phosphate revenue. The United Kingdom's Christmas Island Act was given royal assent on 14 May 1958, enabling Britain to transfer authority over Christmas Island from Singapore to Australia by an order-in-council.




  • Shan State, Myanmar
    Tuesday May 20, 1958

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Armed Resistance Movement

    Shan State, Myanmar
    Tuesday May 20, 1958

    During the Tatmadaw's (Myanmar Armed Forces') heavy militarisation of the state in the late 1940s and early 1950s, locals accused them of mistreating, torturing, robbing, raping, unlawfully arresting and massacring villagers. As a result, on 21 May 1958, an armed resistance movement, led by Sao Noi and Saw Yanna, was started in Shan State.




  • Corsica, France
    Saturday May 24, 1958

    Algerian War

    French paratroopers from the Algerian corps landed on Corsica

    Corsica, France
    Saturday May 24, 1958

    On May 24, French paratroopers from the Algerian corps landed on Corsica, taking the French island in a bloodless action, Opération Corse.




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