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

Death of Leo Strauss, German-American Philosopher Influential for Neo-Conservative Politics
L. Ron Hubbard Writes 'Fair Game' Letter on How to Deal With Critics Scientology
Mormons of Caldwell County, Missouri, Drive Non-Mormons out of Daviess County
Charles Lindbergh Visits Germany, is Presented With Order of German Eagle by Göring
Scientists Say Intelligent Design Theory Has No Place in School Science Classes