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May 4, 1814: Napoleon arrives at Protoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.

May 5, 1821: Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

May 6, 1527: Spanish and German forces sack Rome, and event considered by some historians to be the end of the Renaissance.

May 7, 1794: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being  as the new state religion of the First French Republic.

May 8, 1899: The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.

May 9, 1874: The first horse-drawn bus begins operation in Mumbai, traveling two routes.

May 10, 1824: The National Gallery in London opens to the public.