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

Five Convicted 'Witches' from Salem Witch Trials are Hanged
Death of Philosopher and Mathematician Blaise Pascal in Paris
Death of Augustus, First Emperor of Rome
Birth of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek
Death of Otto Frank, Father of Anne Frank