Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1803 – France sells the Louisiana territory and adjoining lands to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase (More info)

1939 – Commercial television makes its official US debut, broadcasting from the Empire State Building at the New York World’s Fair (More info)

1945 – Adolf Hitler and his new wife Eva Braun commit suicide (More info)

1975 – The Vietnam War ends when South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam (More info)

2009 – Automobile manufacturer Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (More info)

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