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May 1: International Workers' Day; Beltane in Ireland and Scotland; Yom Hazikaron in Israel (2017); Law Day and Loyalty Day in the United States

Scene from Citizen Kane
Scene from Citizen Kane

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (b. 1769) · Magda Goebbels (d. 1945)

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May 2: Yom Ha'atzmaut in Israel (2017); Flag Day in Poland

Blanche of Artois (d. 1302) · Leonardo da Vinci (d. 1519) · Catherine Labouré (b. 1806)

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May 3: World Press Freedom Day

João I of Kongo
João I of Kongo

Niccolò Machiavelli (b. 1469) · Věra Čáslavská (b. 1942)

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May 4: Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands; National Day of Prayer in the United States (2017)

Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher

T. H. Huxley (b. 1825) · Audrey Hepburn (b. 1929) ·

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May 5: Feast of St George (Palestinians); Liberation Day in Denmark, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands; Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and the United States

Issue of Pravda
Issue of Pravda

Napoleon (d. 1821) · Dorothy Garrod (b. 1892) ·

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May 6: Saint George's Day in Bulgaria

Grand Palace of Bangkok
Grand Palace of Bangkok

Sigmund Freud (b. 1856) · Alexander von Humboldt (d. 1859) · Edward VII (d. 1910)

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May 7

Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre

Mary of Modena (d. 1718) · Effie Gray (b. 1828) · Johannes Brahms (b. 1833)

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May 8: Victory in Europe Day; World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; Miguel Hidalgo's Birthday in Mexico; Parents' Day in South Korea

A glass of Coca-Cola
A glass of Coca-Cola

Fern Hobbs (b. 1883) · Edmund Wilson (b. 1895) · Beatrice Helen Worsley (d. 1972)

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May 9: Europe Day/Schuman Day in the European Union; Victory Day in various Eastern European countries

Punch and Judy show
Punch and Judy show

Friedrich Schiller (d. 1805) · José Ortega y Gasset (b. 1883) · Hilde Levi (b. 1909)

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May 10: Pesach Sheni (Judaism, 2017); Independence Day in Romania (1877)

Golden Spike Ceremony
Golden Spike Ceremony

Louis XV of France (d. 1774) · Thomas Young (d. 1829) · Karl Barth (b. 1886)

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May 11

Crossing of the Blue Mountains
Crossing of the Blue Mountains

Leo VI the Wise (d. 912) · Jane Elizabeth Manning James (b. 1813) · Natasha Richardson (b. 1963)

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May 12: International Nurses Day; Birth of Muhammad al-Mahdi (Shia Islam, 2017)

The Duke of Guise during the Day of the Barricades
The Duke of Guise during the Day of the Barricades

Rachel Chiesley, Lady Grange (d. 1745) · Florence Nightingale (b. 1820) · Dante Gabriel Rossetti (b. 1828) · Katharine Hepburn (b. 1907)

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May 13

Maamme, the Finnish national anthem

Maria Theresa (b. 1717) · John Nash (d. 1835) · Arthur Sullivan (b. 1842)

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May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias and Saint Mo Chutu (Roman Catholicism); Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2017)

Skylab
Skylab

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316) · Mary Seacole (d. 1881) · August Strindberg (d. 1912) · Marjory Stoneman Douglas (d. 1998)

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May 15: Nakba Day in Palestinian communities; Constituent Assembly Day in Lithuania

An example of Baily's beads
An example of Baily's beads

Klemens von Metternich (b. 1773) · Daniel O'Connell (d. 1847) · Emily Dickinson (d. 1886)

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May 16

Shield nickel
Shield nickel

Margaret Ursula Jones (b. 1916) · Janet Jackson (b. 1966)

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May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia; Galician Literature Day in Galicia, Spain

Main fragment of the Antikythera mechanism
Main fragment of the Antikythera mechanism

Mary, Queen of Hungary (d. 1395) · Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (d. 1838) · Maggie Laubser (d. 1973)

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May 18: Flag and Universities Day in Haiti; Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly in Turkmenistan; Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Crimean Tatar Genocide in Ukraine

Sada Abe
Sada Abe

Bertrand Russell (b. 1872) · Gustav Mahler (d. 1911) · Mary McLeod Bethune (d. 1955)

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May 19: Greek Genocide Remembrance Day in Greece; Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey; Ho Chi Minh's birthday in Vietnam

John Franklin
John Franklin

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (b. 1762) · Nellie Melba (b. 1861) · William Ewart Gladstone (d. 1898)

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May 20: Day of Remembrance in Cambodia; National Day in Cameroon (1972); Independence Day in East Timor (2002); National Awakening Day in Indonesia (1908)

First edition of Shakespeare's sonnets
First edition of Shakespeare's sonnets

Honoré de Balzac (b. 1799) · Gertrude Guillaume-Schack (d. 1903) · Astrid Kirchherr (b. 1938)

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May 21: Navy Day in Chile; Sanja Matsuri begins in Tokyo (2017)

A boat on the Manchester Ship Canal
A boat on the Manchester Ship Canal

Elizabeth Fry (b. 1780) · Jane Addams (d. 1935)

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May 22: World Biodiversity Day; Victoria Day in Canada (2017); Unity Day in Yemen (1990)

Blackwall Tunnel under construction, 1895
Blackwall Tunnel under construction, 1895

Constantine the Great (d. 337) · Richard Wagner (b. 1813) · Augusta, Lady Gregory (b. 1932) · Myrtle Bachelder (b. 1997)

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May 23

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc

Henrik Ibsen (d. 1906) · Ruth Fernández (b. 1919) · Florence Violet McKenzie (d. 1982)

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May 24: Independence Day in Eritrea (1993); Aldersgate Day (Methodism)

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

Germanicus (b. 15 BC) · David I of Scotland (d. 1153) · Nicolaus Copernicus (d. 1543) · Queen Victoria (b. 1819)

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May 25: Ascension Day (Christianity, 2017); First Patriotic Government in Argentina (1810); Independence Day in Jordan (1946); Towel Day

Dragon spacecraft
Dragon spacecraft

Anna Maria Rückerschöld (d. 1805) ·

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May 26: National Sorry Day in Australia; Independence Day in Georgia (1918)

Vauxhall Bridge, London
Vauxhall Bridge, London

Sally Ride (b. 1951)

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May 27

King John of England
King John of England

Jawaharlal Nehru (d. 1964)

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May 28: Republic Day in Armenia and Azerbaijan (both 1918)

The Spanish Armada
The Spanish Armada

William Pitt the Younger (b. 1759) · Mary Polly Paaaina (d. 1873) · Patrick White (b. 1912) · Kylie Minogue (b. 1968)

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May 29: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers; Democracy Day in Nigeria; Memorial Day in the United States (2017)

Jenny Lind
Jenny Lind

Constantine XI Palaiologos (d. 1453) ·

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May 30: Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico

Queen Jane
Queen Jane

Christopher Marlowe (d. 1593) · Duchess Violante Beatrice of Bavaria (d. 1731) ·

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May 31: World No Tobacco Day; Feast of the Visitation (Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism)

'Abd al-Ilah
'Abd al-Ilah

Tintoretto (d. 1594) · Joseph Haydn (d. 1809) · Walt Whitman (b. 1819) · Chien-Shiung Wu (b. 1912)

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