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May 1: Beltane in Ireland and Scotland

Moses Fleetwood Walker
Moses Fleetwood Walker

Honora Sneyd (d. 1780) · Anna Jarvis (b. 1864) · Ulric Cross (b. 1917)

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May 2: Birth of Muhammad al-Mahdi (Shia Islam, 2018); Flag Day in Poland

2008 Chaitén eruption
2008 Chaitén eruption

Liu Zong (d. 821) · Giacomo Meyerbeer (d. 1864) · B. B. Lal (b. 1921)

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May 3: Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2018); National Day of Prayer in the United States (2018)

Benty Grange helmet
Benty Grange helmet

Elizabeth Bacon (d. 1621) · Richard D'Oyly Carte (b. 1844) · Sugar Ray Robinson (b. 1921)

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May 4: Star Wars Day

Explosion of Space Shuttle fuel
Explosion of Space Shuttle fuel

John Nevison (d. 1684) · Julia Gardiner Tyler (b. 1820) · Kanō Jigorō (d. 1938)

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May 5: Children's Day in Japan; Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and the United States

Alan Shepard during his flight
Alan Shepard during his flight

Guru Amar Das (b. 1479) · August Wilhelm von Hofmann (d. 1892) · Adele (b. 1988)

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May 6

Grand Palace of Bangkok
Grand Palace of Bangkok

James Tyrrell (d. 1502) · Jean Senebier (b. 1742) · Martin Brodeur (b. 1972)

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May 7

Alexander Stepanovich Popov
Alexander Stepanovich Popov

Bajo Pivljanin (d. 1685) · William Bainbridge (b. 1774) · Rendra Karno (b. 1920)

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May 8: World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; Miguel Hidalgo's Birthday in Mexico; Parents' Day in South Korea

Sketch of the Versailles rail accident
Sketch of the Versailles rail accident

Thomas Drury (b. 1551) · Helena Blavatsky (d. 1891) · Beatrice Worsley (d. 1972)

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May 9: Liberation Day in the Channel Islands (1945)

Mihail Kogălniceanu
Mihail Kogălniceanu

Gaspard Monge (b. 1746) · Gopal Krishna Gokhale (b. 1866) · Anthony Wilding (d. 1915)

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May 10

Launch of the James Caird lifeboat
Launch of the James Caird lifeboat

Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (b. 1727) · Felix Manalo (b. 1886) · Shen Congwen (d. 1988)

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May 11

Robert Gray
Robert Gray

Hieronymus Karl Friedrich von Münchhausen (b. 1720) · Frederick Russell Burnham (b. 1861) · Douglas Adams (d. 2001)

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May 12: Jerusalem Day in Israel (2018)

The Duke of Guise during the Day of the Barricades
The Duke of Guise during the Day of the Barricades

Fergus of Galloway (d. 1161) · Johann Baptist Wanhal (b. 1739) · Yogi Berra (b. 1925)

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May 13

Ben Carlin
Ben Carlin

Cornelis Schut (b. 1597) · Antonia Ferrín Moreiras (b. 1914) · H. Trendley Dean (d. 1962)

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May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias (Roman Catholicism)

Skylab
Skylab

Sambhaji (b. 1657) · Fanny Imlay (b. 1794) · Marjory Stoneman Douglas (d. 1998)

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May 15: Feast day of Saint Mo Chutu (Irish Catholicism); Nakba Day in Palestinian communities

"Cadets at [the Battle of] New Market"
"Cadets at [the Battle of] New Market"

Mleh, Prince of Armenia (d. 1175) · Levi Lincoln Sr. (b. 1749) · Mohamed Brahmi (b. 1955)

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May 16

Triton Fountain
Triton Fountain

Andrew Bobola (d. 1657) · Maria Gaetana Agnesi (b. 1718) · Henri-Edmond Cross (d. 1910)

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May 17: Ramadan begins (Islam, 2018)

Main fragment of the Antikythera mechanism
Main fragment of the Antikythera mechanism

Martin Delrio (b. 1551) · Samuel Clarke (d. 1729) · Enya (b. 1961)

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May 18: Flag and Universities Day in Haiti; Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly in Turkmenistan

Vietnamese refugees transferring ships
Vietnamese refugees transferring ships

John George Children (b. 1777) · Thomas Midgley Jr. (b. 1889) · Ian Curtis (d. 1980)

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May 19: Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day in Greece; Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey; Ho Chi Minh's birthday in Vietnam

John Franklin
John Franklin

Claude Vignon (b. 1593) · Mariam-uz-Zamani (d. 1623) · Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (d. 1994)

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May 20: Day of Remembrance in Cambodia; National Awakening Day in Indonesia (1908); Sanja Matsuri ends in Tokyo (2018)

Luc Montagnier
Luc Montagnier

Gero (d. 965) · William Fargo (b. 1818) · Yoshihiko Noda (b. 1957)

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May 21: Victoria Day in Canada (2018)

Suharto
Suharto

Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (d. 1524) · Tudor Arghezi (b. 1880) · Linda Laubenstein (b. 1947)

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May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

Constantine X Doukas (d. 1067) · Mary Cassatt (b. 1844) · Apolo Ohno (b. 1982)

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May 23

Collapsed section of the I-5 bridge
Collapsed section of the I-5 bridge

Elias Ashmole (b. 1617) · Margaret Fuller (b. 1810) · David Lewis (d. 1981)

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May 24: Aldersgate Day (Methodism)

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

Robert Hues (d. 1632) · Cathinka Buchwieser (b. 1789) · Huguette Clark (d. 2011)

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May 25: Africa Day (1963); First National Government in Argentina (1810); Independence Day in Jordan (1946); Towel Day

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China

Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville (b. 1818) · Gustav Holst (d. 1934) · Bülent Arınç (b. 1948)

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May 26: Independence Day in Georgia (1918);

Vauxhall Bridge, London
Vauxhall Bridge, London

Bede (d. 735) · John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (b. 1650) · Imi Lichtenfeld (b. 1910)

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May 27

F-4 Phantom II
F-4 Phantom II

Diego Ramírez de Arellano (d. 1624) · Julia Ward Howe (b. 1819) · Mal Evans (b. 1935)

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May 28: Memorial Day in the United States (2018)

Peter Hollingworth
Peter Hollingworth

Germain of Paris (d. 576) · Louis Agassiz (b. 1807) · Kylie Minogue (b. 1968)

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May 29

Bilderberg Hotel, Oosterbeek
Bilderberg Hotel, Oosterbeek

Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (b. 1627) · Patrick Henry (b. 1736) · John Barrymore (d. 1942)

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May 30: Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico

Pearl Hart
Pearl Hart

Georg von Peuerbach (b. 1423) · Wyndham Halswelle (b. 1882) · Mary H. Gray Clarke (d. 1892)

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May 31: World No Tobacco Day; Corpus Christi (various Western Christian churches, 2018); Feast of the Visitation (Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism)

The first Madison Square Garden
The first Madison Square Garden

Albertino Mussato (d. 1329) · Walt Whitman (b. 1819) · Chien-Shiung Wu (b. 1912)

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