May History

Click a date in the May calendar to the right for a timeline of all May events on that day, listed chronologically by year. Below is a list of important May events.

Click any event title to read more about that event. Every event page has a list of important names, places, and topics — click them to see a timeline of events associated with them.

May Calendar

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Today's Major Events

Israel and Syria Enter into Heavy Fighting Around Disputed Territory of Golan Heights
Third Session of Second Vatican Council Closes, Virgin Mary Becomes Mother of the Church
Birth of French Philosopher Voltaire