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Daily Holidays & Events

1
Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine  1979
Space Day
May Day
Mother Goose Day
Empire State Building Opened (1931)
Worker’s Day, South Africa


2
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Astronomy Day
Leonardo da Vinci Died (1579) Download the Bio in PDF
Soviet Union Announced Fall of Berlin (1945)
Nelson Mandela Elected President of South Africa (1994)

3
Whale Awareness Day (in Massachusetts)
National Scrapbooking Day (USA)
World Press Freedom Day

May 3-10
National Music Week
National Postcard Week
Teacher Appreciation Week

4
International Fire-fighters Day

5
Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)
National Teacher Day
First American in Space (1961)
Elizabeth Jane Cochran's, Known as Nellie Bly, Birthday 1864
Cartoonist Day

6
National School Nurse Day
Robert Peary's Birthday (1856) Download Bio in PDF (with notepages)
Sigmund Freud's Birthday (1856) Download Bio in PDF (with notepages)
Hindenburg Disaster (1937)
World Asthma Day


7
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Premiere 1824  Download Bio in PDF (with notepages)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Birthday (1840)  Download Bio in PDF (with notepages)
American Medical Association Formed (1847)
Lusitania Sunk (1915)
Germany Surrendered to Allies (1945)


8
World
Red Cross Day


9
National Bake Sale Day
John Brown's Birthday (1800)Download Bio in PDF format
Mothers' Day

10
Central and Union Pacific Railroads Meet 1869
Giant Squid Attack (1847)

May 10-17
National Police Week

11
May 11-18
National Transportation Week
Children’s Book Week


12
Kite Day
Florence Nightingale's Birthday (1820)
Start of
California Gold Rush 1848
International
Migratory Bird Day
National Windmill Day (Holland)
Edward Lear's Birthday (Celebrated as Limerick Day) 1812


13
Tulip Day
U.S. Declared War on Mexico (1846)
"When the Saints Go Marching In" Recorded (1938)

14
First permanent British colony Established in Jamestown, Virginia 1607
Lewis and Clark Expedition Began (1803)
First Olympic Games Held in U.S. (1904)
First U.S. Space Station


15
L. Discovery of Largest Prime Number Known to Man
Frank Baum's Birthday 1856 – Download the Scarecrow of oz


16
International Day of Families
Armed Forces Day
Biographers Day
First U.S. Nickel Minted (1866)
Jerusalem Day


17
New York Stock Exchange Established (1792)


18
Karol Wojtyla Birthday (Pope John Paul II)  1920
Mount St. Helens Erupted (1980)

May 18-25
Nat Backyard Games Week


19
Lawrence of Arabia Died (1935)
Circus Day, Anniversary of First Ringling Brothers Performance 1884
Frog Jump Day

20
20-21
Charles Lindbergh Flies Historic Solo Nonstop Transatlantic Flight 1927
Christopher Columbus Died (1506)
Dolley Madison's Birthday (1768)
Weights and Measures Day
Good Neighbour Day


21
American Red Cross Established (1881)
Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across the Atlantic (1932)


22
Buy a Musical Instrument Day
Earthquake in China Claimed 20,000 Victims (1927)
Most Powerful
Earthquake of the 20th Century Struck Chile 1960


23
World Turtle Day
International Jazz Day
Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft (1906)


24
Africa Day
First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)
Brooklyn Bridge Opened (1883)


25
Memorial Day
Fork Debuted in U.S. (1630)
Babe Ruth Hit 714th Home Run (1935)  Download PDF
Jesse Owens Broke Three World Records (1935)
Amnesty International Day


26
Dorothea Lange's Birthday (1895)
Sally Ride's Birthday (1951)


27
First Recorded
Witch Execution (1647)
Rachel Carson's Birthday (1907)
Golden Gate Bridge Opened (1937)
Cellophane Tape Patented 1930


28
Jim Thorpe's Birthday (1888)
Linda Finch Completed Earhart's Flight Around the World (1997)


29
Hillary and Tenzing Reached Mt. Everest Summit (1953) Download Hillary Bio PDF
John F. Kennedy's Birthday 1917  Download PDF


30
Earthquake in Afghanistan Killed 5,000 (1998)
First Daily American Newspaper Published 1783
Walt Whitman's Birthday 1819 Download Bio of Walt Whitman PDF


31
World No Tobacco Day
First U.S. Copyright Law Enacted (1790)
Earthquake in Peru Killed 50,000 (1970)
Memorial Day USA
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