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

Salman Rushdie's Novel 'The Satanic Verses' is Published by Viking Penguin Press
Sandra Day O'Connor Sworn in as First Female Justice on U.S. Supreme Court
Death of Spanish Philosopher & Poet George Santayana
Journal Publishes Albert Einstein's Paper Revealing Equation E=mc^2
William Rehnquist Sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court

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