May History

Click a date in the May calendar to the right for a timeline of all May events on that day, listed chronologically by year. Below is a list of important May events.

Click any event title to read more about that event. Every event page has a list of important names, places, and topics — click them to see a timeline of events associated with them.

May Calendar

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Today's Major Events

McClean v. Arkansas: Mathematics and Astronomy Professor Testifies on Teaching Creationism
Birth of American Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Protesters Gather Outside Vatican in Support of Frances's Separation of Church and State Law
Birth of George Santayana, Spanish Philosopher and Humanist

May History Calendar