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May 2016 Educators' Calendar

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May 2016
1

International Dawn Chorus Day

May Day

Mother Goose Day

Act of Union Formed Britain (1707)

Penny Black First on Sale (1840)

2

Labour Day (Qld), May Day (NT)

Soviet Union Announced Fall of Berlin (1945)

3

World Asthma Day

World Press Freedom Day

New Zealand Proclaimed Independent to NSW (1841)

4

International Firefighters Day

Margaret Thatcher Elected; First Female Prime Minister (1979)

5

Ascension Day (Christian Feast Day)

Napoleon Died (1821)

6

Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

Roger Bannister Ran Mile Under 4 Minutes (1954)

Channel Tunnel Opened (1994)

7

Beethoven's 9th Symphony Premiered (1824)

Australia Granted First Coat of Arms (1908)

Germany Surrendered to Allies (1945)

8

Mother's Day

World Red Cross Day

VE Day (1945)

9

Europe Day

Beatles Signed First Recording Contract (1962)

10

World Lupus Day

Nelson Mandela Became President of South Africa (1994)

11

Crossing the Blue Mountains (1813)

12

Florence Nightingale's Birthday (International Nurses Day)

Ada Evans First Female Law Graduate (1902)

13

First Fleet Leaves England Bound for Australia (1787)

14

Midnight Sun

World Fair Trade Day

First Smallpox Vaccine Administered (1796)

Warsaw Pact Signed (1955)

15

International Conscientious Objectors' Day

International Day of Families

Pentecost/WhitSunday (Christian Festival)

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Sikh) (1563)

Royal Flying Doctor Service Founded (1928)

16

Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI Married (1770)

First Woman Climbed Mount Everest (1975)

17

Million Paws Walk

18

International Museum Day

UEFA Cup Final

19

Queen Anne Boleyn Beheaded (1536)

Simpson Killed at Gallipoli (1915)

20

Walk Safely to School Day

Charles Lindbergh Began Transatlantic Flight (1927)

Australia's First Comic Book Published (1934)

21

FA Cup Final

Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across the Atlantic (1932)

First Hydrogen Bomb Dropped by Air (1956)

22

International Day for Biological Diversity

23

Zoologist Carolus Linnaeus Born (1707)

24

First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)

First Woman to Fly Solo from England to Australia (1930)

Israeli Troops Pulled Out of Lebanon (2000)

25

International Missing Children's Day

Lag B'Omer (Jewish Festival) Begins at Sundown

Jesse Owens Broke Three World Records (1935)

26

National Sorry Day

Apartheid Introduced in South Africa (1948)

Weightlifter Dean Lukin Born (1960)

27

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Queen Mary Maiden Voyage (1936)

Aboriginal's Given Full Citizenship Rights and Equality (1967)

28

Writer Patrick White Born (1912)

Author Ian Fleming Born (1938)

Monkeys Survive Space Mission (1959)

29

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Hillary and Tenzing Reached Mt. Everest Summit (1953)

Boris Yeltsin Elected Russian President (1990)

30

Joan of Arc Burned at Stake (1431)

Vegemite Invented (1923)

31

World No Tobacco Day

South Africa Became Independent (1961)

 

 

 

 

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