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

Thomas Cranmer Voids Marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon
Israeli Justice Minister Yosef Lapid Compares Israeli Occupation to Holocaust
Taliban Orders Minorities to Wear Identifying tags in Afghanistan
Dominican Friar Girolamo Savonarola Executed by Being Burned Alive
Opus Dei Founder Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer Praises Spain's Fascist Leader Franco