Interactive "On This Day in History" Calendar
                                                 

May 2018

May is “Flower Month”

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Elijah McCoy (inventor) born, 1844
Leonardo da Vinci died, 1519
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First airplane landed at North Pole, 1952
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Sigmund Freud (psychoanalyst) born, 1856
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Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel prize-winner, Hindu poet and composer) born, 1861
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Last Quarter Moon
2:09 AM GMT
V-E Day - Victory in Europe, Germany's surrender in World War II, 1945
First Westminister Dog Show held, 1877
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First Newspaper Cartoon (in the USA), 1754
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Salvador Dali born, 1904
Minnesota became a state, 1858
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Manitoba became a province of Canada, 1870
Florence Nightingale born, 1820
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Mother's Day
2nd Sunday in May
Republic of Ecuador was founded, 1830
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Lewis and Clark start their expedition west, 1803
Thomas Gainsborough (artist) born, 1727
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New Moon
11:48 AM GMT
International Day of Families
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First US Nickel Minted, 1866
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French and Indian War Began, 1756
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Mount St. Helens Erupted, 1980
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Armed Forces Day (US)
3rd Saturday in May
Sarah Peale (portrait artist) born, 1800
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Victoria Day (Canada)
Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris after the first solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the plane,"The Spirit of St. Louis", 1927
Mary Anning (fossil hunter) born, 1799
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First Quarter Moon
3:49 AM GMT
Mary Cassatt born, 1844
International Day for Biological Diversity
National Bike to School Day
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National Day (Amendment of the Constitution), Morocco
South Carolina became a state, 1788
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First Morse Code Message Sent - from Washington DC to Baltimore, 1844

Read about Morse code, then write your name in Morse code.

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President John Kennedy announced Apollo goal of going to the Moon, 1961
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Sally Ride (astronaut) born, 1951
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Rachel Carson (ecologist) born, 1907
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Memorial Day (US)
Last Monday in May
Monkeynauts Able and Baker flew in space, 1959
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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the top of Mount Everest, 1953
Rhode Island became a state, 1790
Wisconsin became a state, 1848
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Mariner 9 was launched towards Mars, 1971
Lincoln Memorial Dedication
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Julius Richard Petri born, 1852

Petri invented the Petri dish. Label the bacterium.

National Save Your Hearing Day
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