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1

May Day

Act of Union Formed Britain (1707)

Penny Black First Sold (1840)

Great Exhibition Opened (1851)

2

Soviet Union Announced Fall of Berlin (1945)

3

International Dawn Chorus Day

4

May Bank Holiday

International Fire-fighters Day

Margaret Thatcher Elected; First Female Prime Minister (1979)

5

World Asthma Day

Napoleon Died (1821)

Tony Blair Became Prime Minister (1997)

6

Lag B'Omer (Jewish Festival) Begins at Sundown

Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

Roger Bannister Ran Mile Under 4 Minutes (1954)

Channel Tunnel Opened (1994)

Scotland Elected Separate Parliament (1999)

7

Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Born (1840)

Lusitania Sunk (1915)

Germany Surrendered to Allies (1945)

8

World Red Cross Day

V-E Day (1945)

9

Europe Day

World Fair Trade Day

Beatles Signed First Recording Contract (1962)

10

Winston Churchill Became Prime Minister (1940)

Nelson Mandela Became South Africa's President (1994)

11

HMS Beagle Launched (1820)

12

Florence Nightingale's Birthday (International Nurses Day)

Limerick Day

13

Mary Queen of Scots Defeated at Battle of Langside (1568)

Pope John Paul II Shot & Wounded (1981)

14

Ascension Day (Christian Feast Day)

First Smallpox Vaccine Administered (1796)

British Rule of Palestine Ended; Israel Formed (1948)

Warsaw Pact Signed (1955)

15

International Conscientious Objectors' Day

International Day of Families

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Sikh) (1563)

16

Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI Married (1770)

First Woman Climbed Mount Everest (1975)

17

World Telecommunication Day

18

Helen Sharman Is First Briton in Space (1991)

19

Queen Anne Boleyn Beheaded (1536)

Spanish Armada Set Sail for England (1588)

20

Charles Lindbergh Began Transatlantic Flight (1927)

21

Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across the Atlantic (1932)

First Hydrogen Bomb Dropped by Air (1956)

Politician Rajiv Gandhi Assassinated (1991)

22

International Day for Biological Diversity

First Battle in War of Roses (1455)

23

Shavuot (Jewish Festival) Begins at Sundown

Zoologist Carolus Linnaeus Born (1707)

24

European Day of Parks

Pentecost/Whitsunday (Christian)

First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)

Israeli Troops Pulled Out of Lebanon (2000)

25

Spring Bank Holiday

International Missing Children's Day

Jesse Owens Broke Three World Records (1935)

26

Apartheid Introduced in South Africa (1948)

27

UEFA Cup Final

St. Petersburg Founded (1703)

Queen Mary Maiden Voyage (1936)

British Ships Sank Bismarck (1941)

28

Author Ian Fleming Born (1938)

Monkeys Survive Space Mission (1959)

29

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

Hillary and Tenzing Reached Mt. Everest Summit (1953)

Boris Yeltsin Elected Russian President (1990)

30

FA Cup Final

Joan of Arc Burned at Stake (1431)

King Henry VIII Married Third Wife, Jane Seymour (1536)

31

World No Tobacco Day

South Africa Became Independent (1961)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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