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
Death of Spanish Philosopher & Poet George Santayana
Journal Publishes Albert Einstein's Paper Revealing Equation E=mc^2
Antonin Scalia Sworn in as Associate Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor Sworn in as First Female Justice on U.S. Supreme Court

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