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

Baltimore's Cardinal James Gibbons Denounces France's Separation of Church and State Law
Judas Maccabaeus Restores Temple in Jerusalem, Establishing Festival of Hanukkah
Wallace v. Jaffree: U.S. Judge Hand Won't Dismiss Challenge to School Prayer Law
Birth of Nostradamus