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May 2016 Educators' Calendar

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May 2016
1

May Day

Empire State Building Opened (1931)

2

Soviet Union Announced Fall of Berlin (1945)

Nelson Mandela Elected President of South Africa (1994)

Osama Bin Laden Killed (2011)

3

National Scrapbooking Day

National Teacher Day

World Asthma Day

World Press Freedom Day

4

Holocaust Remembrance Day Begins at Sundown

International Firefighters Day

Freedom Riders Left D.C. for New Orleans (1961)

5

Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

Ascension Day (Christian Feast Day)

John Scopes Arrested for Teaching Darwinism (1926)

First American in Space (1961)

6

International No Diet Day

Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud's Birthday (1856)

Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

7

Composer Peter Tchaikovsky's Birthday (1840)

Lusitania Sunk (1915)

8

Mother's Day

World Red Cross Day

Pres. Harry S. Truman's Birthday (1884)

VE Day (1945)

9

Abolitionist John Brown's Birthday (1800)

Beatles Signed First Recording Contract (1962)

10

First Transcontinental Railway Completed (1869)

Nelson Mandela Became South Africa's President (1994)

11

School Nurse Day

Minnesota Admission Day (1858)

Sports Writer Mike Lupica's Birthday (1952)

12

Kite Day

Nurse Florence Nightingale's Birthday (1820)

Pres. Jimmy Carter Visited Cuba (2002)

13

U.S. Declared War on Mexico (1846)

14

World Fair Trade Day

Lewis and Clark Expedition Began (1803)

First Olympic Games Held in U.S. (1904)

First U.S. Space Station Launched (1973)

15

International Day of Families

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Created (1862)

First Air Mail Route Established in U.S. (1918)

16

Biographers Day

First U.S. Nickel Minted (1866)

17

International Day Against Homophobia

New York Stock Exchange Established (1792)

Supreme Court Ruled on Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

18

International Museum Day

Pope John Paul II's Birthday (1920)

Mount St. Helens Erupted (1980)

19

New England Confederation Formed (1643)

20

First Lady Dolley Madison's Birthday (1768)

Charles Lindbergh Began Transatlantic Flight (1927)

21

Armed Forces Day

American Red Cross Established (1881)

Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across the Atlantic (1932)

First Hydrogen Bomb Dropped by Air (1956)

22

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

International Day for Biological Diversity

Pres. Nixon Visited the Soviet Union (1972)

23

Botanist Carolus Linnaeus's Birthday (1707)

South Carolina Admission Day (1788)

Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft (1906)

24

First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)

Brooklyn Bridge Opened (1883)

Israeli Troops Pulled Out of Lebanon (2000)

25

International Missing Children's Day

Lag BaOmer (Jewish Festival) Begins at Sundown

Fork Debuted in U.S. (1630)

Babe Ruth Hit 714th Home Run (1935)

Jesse Owens Broke Three World Records (1935)

26

Photographer Dorothea Lange's Birthday (1895)

Astronaut Sally Ride's Birthday (1951)

27

First Recorded Witch Execution (1647)

St. Petersburg Founded (1703)

Environmentalist Rachel Carson's Birthday (1907)

Golden Gate Bridge Opened (1937)

28

Athlete Jim Thorpe's Birthday (1888)

Sierra Club Founded (1892)

Linda Finch Completed Earhart's Flight Around the World (1997)

29

Rhode Island Admission Day (1790)

Wisconsin Admission Day (1848)

Hillary and Tenzing Reached Mt. Everest Summit (1953)

30

Memorial Day

Indianapolis 500 Debuted (1911)

Lincoln Memorial Dedicated (1927)

31

World No Tobacco Day

First U.S. Copyright Law Enacted (1790)

South Africa Became Independent (1961)

 

 

 

 


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