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May 2016 Educators' Calendar

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May 2016
1

International Dawn Chorus Day

May Day

Act of Union Formed Britain (1707)

Penny Black Stamp First Sold (1840)

Great Exhibition Opened (1851)

2

May Bank Holiday

Soviet Union Announced Fall of Berlin (1945)

Osama Bin Laden Killed (2011)

3

World Asthma Day

4

Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Fire-fighters Day

Margaret Thatcher Elected First Female Prime Minister (1979)

5

Ascension Day (Christian Feast Day)

6

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/Red Crescent Day

V-E Day (1945)

9

Europe 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)

David Cameron Became Prime Minister (2010)

12

Limerick Day

Florence Nightingale's Birthday (1820)

13

UNICEF Day for Change

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

Pope John Paul II Shot & Wounded (1981)

14

World Fair Trade 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

Pentecost/Whitsunday (Christian)

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

UEFA Cup Final

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

FA Cup Final

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

Zoologist Carolus Linnaeus Born (1707)

24

European Day of Parks

First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)

Israeli Troops Pulled Out of Lebanon (2000)

25

International Missing Children's Day

Lag B'Omer (Jewish Festival) Begins at Sundown

Olympian Jesse Owens Broke Three World Records (1935)

26

Apartheid Introduced in South Africa (1948)

May 26-28

Red Nose Day

27

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

Spring Bank Holiday

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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