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

Public School Superintendant: Religious Instruction Should Stay in Schools
Henry Ford Tells New York Times He Thinks Profiteers (Jews?) Caused Great Depression
Cathars, Catholics, & Priests Massacred Indiscriminately by Crusaders in Béziers
James I of England Permits English Translation of Bible
King Phillip IV Orders Jews Expelled From France, Takes Their Money