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May 1: International Workers' Day; Beltane and Samhain in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, respectively; Maharashtra Day in Maharashtra, India (1960); Loyalty Day in the United States

Scene from Citizen Kane
Scene from Citizen Kane
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May 2: Flag Day in Poland

John Knox
John Knox
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May 3: World Press Freedom Day; Constitution Memorial Day in Japan (1947); Constitution Day in Poland (1791)

Benty Grange helmet
Benty Grange helmet
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May 4: Star Wars Day

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Manaslu
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May 5: Night of Decree (Shia Islam, 2021); Children's Day in Japan; Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and the United States (1862)

Alan Shepard on board Freedom 7
Alan Shepard on board Freedom 7
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May 6: National Day of Prayer in the United States (2021)

Grand Palace
Grand Palace
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May 7: International Quds Day (2021)

Alexander Stepanovich Popov
Alexander Stepanovich Popov
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May 8: World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; Anniversary of the birth of Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico (1753); Victory in Europe Day (1945)

Sketch of the Versailles rail accident
Sketch of the Versailles rail accident
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May 9: Europe Day / Schuman Day in the European Union; Victory Day in various Eastern European countries; Liberation Day in the Channel Islands (1945)

The Big Picture, depicting the opening of the first Australian Parliament
The Big Picture, depicting the opening of the first Australian Parliament
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May 10

Launch of the lifeboat James Caird from Elephant Island
Launch of the lifeboat James Caird from Elephant Island
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May 11

Cast of a 2011 production of Cats
Cast of a 2011 production of Cats
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May 12

Replica of the Z3
Replica of the Z3
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May 13: Eid al-Fitr (Islam, 2021)

Robert Smalls
Robert Smalls
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May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias (Catholicism)

The Talyllyn Railway's locomotive Dolgoch in 1951
The Talyllyn Railway's locomotive Dolgoch in 1951
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May 15: Feast day of Saint Carthage (Catholicism); Nakba Day in Palestinian communities

Statute of Valentinian II
Statue of Valentinian II
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May 16

Shield nickel
Shield nickel
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May 17: First day of Shavuot (Judaism, 2021); Galician Literature Day in Galicia, Spain

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Dalia Grybauskaitė
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May 18: Flag and Universities Day in Haiti (1803)

Eruption of Mount St. Helens
Eruption of Mount St. Helens
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May 19: Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919); Ho Chi Minh's Birthday in Vietnam

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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May 20: National Day of Remembrance in Cambodia (1976); National Day in Cameroon (1972)

Levi Strauss
Levi Strauss
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May 21

Richard Loeb (left) and Nathan Leopold (right)
Richard Loeb (left) and Nathan Leopold (right)
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May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

Blackwall Tunnel under construction
Blackwall Tunnel under construction
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May 23: Aromanian National Day

Thomas Cranmer
Thomas Cranmer
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May 24: Aldersgate Day (Methodism); Victoria Day in Canada (2021)

Patrick Francis Healy
Patrick Francis Healy
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May 25: Africa Day (1963); Anniversary of the First National Government in Argentina (1810); Independence Day in Jordan (1946)

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May 26: Independence Day in Georgia (1918)

Damage to the Interstate 40 bridge
Damage to the Interstate 40 bridge
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May 27: Qibla observation by shadows (09:18 UTC, Islam)

Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
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May 28: Republic Day in Azerbaijan (1918)

Bust of Louis Delgrès
Bust of Louis Delgrès
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May 29: feast day of Saint Paul VI (Catholicism)

Place de la Nation, N'Djamena
Place de la Nation, N'Djamena
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May 30: Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico (1972); Statehood Day in Croatia

Auckland Harbour Bridge
Auckland Harbour Bridge
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May 31: World No Tobacco Day; Feast of the Visitation (Catholicism and Anglicanism); Memorial Day in the United States (2021)

Mark Felt
Mark Felt
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