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

Pope John Paul II Orders Catholics to Ignore Religiously Unjust Laws
Afraid of Acquittal for Failed Beer Hall Putsch, Police Consider Deporting Hitler
Joseph Smith Publishes The Book of Mormon
Birth of Joseph Campbell, Expert on Mythology and Comparative Religion