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

Abington v. Schempp: Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Bible Reading and Prayer in School
French Author Emile Zola Imprisoned by French Government
First Book Printed With Movable Type Released by Johannes Gutenberg

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