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.

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Today's Major Events

David Waters Sentenced for Murders of Madalyn Murray O'Hair and Family
Segregationist Leander H. Perez Attacks Archbishop Rummel Over Desegregation Order
Britain Suspends Provincial Government, Takes Control of Northern Ireland
Adolf Hitler: War With Russia is War of Annihilation
Roman Emperors Renew Restrictions on Christian Heretics