Today in World War II History—May 5, 1941
80 Years Ago—May 5, 1941: Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, 5 years to the day from fleeing during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.
First SOE agent (British Special Operations Executive) parachutes into France—Georges Bégué lands in the Vichy zone to organize resistance.
Pulitzer Prize in literature is awarded to Robert Sherwood for There Shall Be No Night.
Britain begins cheese rationing: 1 oz per week; manual laborers receive 8 oz per week.