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May

These articles are about historic events during the month of May.

5/1 - 5/31 - May star
We take a look at the May events.

Around The World In May star
We take a look at some of the events, celebrations and holidays happening around the world in May 2007.

Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862) star
Cinco de Mayo--the Fifth of May. The day that Mexico´s patriotism was reborn. Let´s take a look at the setting and the events of this historic day...

Beverly Sills Born May 25, 1929 star
Beverly Sills began her career by winning a radio show contest-- at age 3. By twelve she began to pursue a career in opera. Her career life progressed like a fairy tale, but her family life had heart wrenching struggles.

Billy Joel Born May 9, 1949 star
Billy Joel earned his nickname as "The Piano Man" by having top ten hits for three separate decades. Even though he was classically trained, his love for Broadway Musicals, Jazz, and Rhythm and Blues found their way into many of his songs.

Colin Farrell born May 31, 1976 star
Colin Farrell is proud of his Irish heritage but he rarely gets roles speaking with his natural Irish accent. And, while many of his movies were not blockbuster hits, he is still a highly desirable commodity in Hollywood who never seems at a loss for getting new roles.

Frank Sinatra star
Big Band Era crooner Frank Sinatra, died today in History on May 14th, 1998. Read my mini bio about him.

Hands Across America - May 25 1986 star
Hands Across America was a national fundraiser for the Homeless and Hungry. It only lasted 15 minutes long, but those 15 minutes united a nation in a desire to help the homeless and hungry.

Hindenburg Disaster (May 6, 1937) star
The explosion of the Hindenburg was one of the greatest airship disasters of all time, though, it was not the worst one by far. What was the cause? Could it have been avoided? Just how bad was it?

Hosni Mubarak Born May 4 star
Hosni Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928 and is best known for his autocratic leadership as the President of Egypt but he will probably be remembered most for the dramatic protests to remove him from office.

Japan’s Abe Sada (May 21, 1936) star
Sada Abe created a scandalous name for herself in 1936 in Japan. During a time when women were akin to property, Sada was determined to control her man--and she did it the only way she knew how...

Kent State Tragedy star
This is a short history of the Kent State Tragedy that occured on May 4, 1970 when four university students were killed by Ohio National Guardsmen.

Leonardo da Vinci died May 2, 1519 star
Leonard da Vinci was the first "Renaissance Man". He was talented with diverse knowledge and taught future researchers about science, math, and artistry. To this day it is still amazing the information and the unique lifestyle that he chose for himself. Did you know he could sing well?

May 1 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 1st.

May 2 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 2nd.

May 3 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 3rd.

May 4 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 4th.

May 5 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 5th.

May 6 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 6th.

May 7 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 7th.

May 8 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 8th.

May 9 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 9th.

May 10 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 10th.

May 11 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 11th.

May 12 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 12th.

May 13 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 13th.

May 14 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 14th.

May 15 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 15th.

May 16 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 16th.

May 17 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 17th.

May 18 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 18th.

May 19 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 19th.

May 20 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 20th.

May 21 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 21st.

May 22 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 22nd.

May 23 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 23rd.

May 24 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 24th.

May 25 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 25th.

May 26 – Today In History star
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 26th.

Nylon Stocking Day (May 15, 1940) star
Prior to 1940, women´s hosiery consisted of wool, cotton, or silk stockings. But, with an important discovery made by Julian Hill and Wallace Carothers, the legs of American women were changed and the developments have not slowed down.

The Battle of Alcatraz (May 2-4, 1946) star
The bloodiest escape attempt in the 29-year history of one of America´s most formidable prisons: Alcatraz.

The Kent State Massacre star
Nine students were injured and four students were killed when Ohio National Guardsmen fired on students at the Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Forty years ago today.

The Star Wars Phenomenon star
It was thirty-three years ago today that we gathered in long lines to check out the new movie called Star Wars.

Unusual May Events star
We take a look at some of the unusual and zany holidays and events that occur in the month of April

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