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

Rep. Christopher Smith Introduces Bill Differentiating Between 'Forbcible' Rape and Other Rapes
Federal Court Upholds Conviction of Earnest V. Starr on Sedition for Uttering Contemptuous Language About the Flag
Freiler v. Tangipahoa: Court Rules on Evolution Disclaimer
Roman Emperor Decius Launches Persecution of Christians

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