May

The fifth month of the year, the first day of the month is known as May Day, May has 31 days

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    On This Day In History, 1 May

    The Penny Black, the world’s 1st adhesive postage stamp, was 1st issued in 1840, the Empire State Building opened in 1931, Gladiator premiered in 2000,...

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    WW2, the Battle of Berlin ended in 1945, Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011 by US Navy SEALs, Lily Allen was born in 1985,...

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    The Anne Frank House opened as a museum in 1960, the Royal Festival Hall in London officially opened in 1951, Bing Crosby was born in...

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    Today is also known as Star Wars Day, “May The Fourth Be With You”, Royal Canadian Navy founded in 1910, Audrey Hepburn was born in...

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    The Iranian Embassy Siege in London ended in 1980, Chanel Number 5 was launched in 1921, Michael Palin was born in 1943, and more…

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    The Hindenburg disaster occurred in 1937, the Channel Tunnel was officially opened in 1994, final episode of Friends aired in 2004, and more…

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    HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, launched in 1765, Sony was founded in 1946, Tchaikovsky was born in 1840, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 8 May

    Today is VE Day, it celebrates the end of WW2 in Europe in 1945, Coca Cola was introduced in 1886, Sir David Attenborough was born...

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    On This Day In History, 9 May

    The American Civil War officially ended in 1865, the final episode of The Golden Girls aired in 1992, Vidal Sassoon died in 2012, and more…

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    WW2, Winston Churchill took over as the British Prime Minister in 1940, Uber listed on the NYSE in 2019, Bono was born in 1960 in...

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    The Coronation of George VI and Elizabeth took place in 1937, assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in 1982, and more…

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    The 1st of two hunger strikes by students started in 1989 at Tiananmen Square, the final episode of Frasier aired in 2004, Stevie Wonder was...

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    The NSPCC was formed in 1889, The Warsaw Pact was signed in 1955, George Lucas, StarWars and Indiana Jones, was born in 1944, and more…

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    The city of Las Vegas was founded in 1905, the Royal British Legion was founded in 1921, Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells, was born in 1953,...

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    The Cultural Revolution in China is recorded by many as starting in 1966, The Beach Boys released Pet Sounds in 1966, Jim Henson died in...

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    The Dam Busters hit their targets in 1943 causing major flooding, the 1st Tim Hortons opened in 1964, Donna Summer died in 2012, and more…

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    Napoleon was declared as the Emperor Of France in 1804, Apollo 10 launched in 1969, Braveheart was released in 1995, and more…

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    The high altar of the Notre Dame de Paris was consecrated in 1182, Henry VIII had Anne Boleyn beheaded in 1536, Ho Chi Minh was...

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    The Three Gorges Dam spanning the Yangtze River officially opened in 2006, the final episode of Cheers aired in 1993, Cher was born in 1946...

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    Charles Lindbergh landed near Paris in 1927, 1st solo air crossing of the Atlantic, FIFA was formed in 1904, Fats Waller was born in 1904...

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    The Tokyo Skytree opened in 2012 as the tallest tower in the world, Manchester Arena Bombing in 2017, 23 lost their lives, George Best was...

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    Joan Of Arc was captured in 1430, subsequently burned at the stake, The Shining was released in 1980 in the US, Bob Mortimer was born...

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    The 1st official Morse Code message was transmitted in 1844, Westminster Bridge opened in 1862, Bob Dylan was born in 1941 in Minnesota, and more…

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    The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis was dedicated in 1968, Unabomber sent his 1st bomb in 1978, the 1st Star Wars movie released in 1977,...

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    On This Day In History, 26 May

    The DJIA was calculated and published for the 1st time in 1896, Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in 1967, and more…

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    The Dunkirk Evacuation of WW2 in the north of France began in 1940, te Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937, Jamie Oliver was born in...

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    The Indian Removal Act was signed in 1830, The Last Supper was returned to display in 1999, Kylie Minogue was born in 1968, and more…

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    Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 1st to Mount Everest summit in 1953, Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985, Noel Gallagher was born in 1967, and more…

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    The Peasants' Revolt in England started in 1381, Joan Of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, the 1st Indianapolis 500 took place in...

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    On This Day In History, 31 May

    The Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, was completed in 1859, Peppa Pig aired for the 1st time in 2004, Clint Eastwood was born in...