Good Housekeeping magazine went on sale for the first time.
The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin.
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II departed on her maiden voyage to New York.
U.S. troops and CIA operatives shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
A pastel version of The Scream, by painter Edvard Munch, sold for $120 million in a New York City auction. The transaction set a new world record for an auctioned piece of art.