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May 1: Beltane and Samhain in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, respectively; Maharashtra Day in Maharashtra, India (1960); Loyalty Day in the United States

Empire State Building
Empire State Building
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May 2: National Day of Prayer in the United States (2024); Flag Day in Poland

Mireya Moscoso in 2012
Mireya Moscoso in 2012
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May 3: World Press Freedom Day; Constitution Memorial Day in Japan (1947); Constitution Day in Poland (1791)

Benty Grange helmet
Benty Grange helmet
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May 4: Youth Day in China; Literary Day in Taiwan; Star Wars Day

Pope Alexander VI
Pope Alexander VI
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May 5: Easter (Eastern Christianity, 2024); Lixia begins in China (2024); Children's Day in Japan; Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and the United States

Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
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May 6

The Grand Palace in the 1860s
The Grand Palace in the 1860s
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May 7

Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre
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May 8: Anniversary of the birth of Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico (1753); Victory in Europe Day (1945)

Lady Blanche Arundell
Lady Blanche Arundell
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May 9: Europe Day in the European Union; Liberation Day in the Channel Islands (1945)

Hotel Polen fire
Hotel Polen fire
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May 10

One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center
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May 11

Frontispiece of the Diamond Sutra
Frontispiece of the Diamond Sutra
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May 12

B-17 bombers intercepting the Rex
B-17 bombers intercepting the Rex
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May 13: Yom HaZikaron in Israel (2024)

Aftermath of the Enschede explosion
Aftermath of the Enschede explosion
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May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias (Catholicism); Independence Day in Israel (2024)

Monument to the Battle of Lewes
Monument to the Battle of Lewes
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May 15: Feast day of Saint Carthage (Catholicism); Nakba Day in Palestinian communities

Statue of Valentinian II
Statue of Valentinian II
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May 16: Global Accessibility Awareness Day (2024)

Junko Tabei
Junko Tabei
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May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Anne of Denmark
Anne of Denmark
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May 18: Haitian Flag Day in Haiti (1803); Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Crimean Tatar Genocide in Ukraine

The Bath School after the explosions
The Bath School after the explosions
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May 19: Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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May 20: National Day of Remembrance in Cambodia (1975); National Awakening Day in Indonesia (1908); Victoria Day in Canada (2024)

Schlosskirche Weimar
Schlosskirche Weimar
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May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Richard Loeb (left) and Nathan Leopold (right)
Richard Loeb (left) and Nathan Leopold (right)
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May 22

Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prayut Chan-o-cha
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May 23: Aromanian National Day

Louis of Nassau
Louis of Nassau
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May 24: Aldersgate Day (Methodism)

Eric XIV of Sweden
Eric XIV of Sweden
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May 25: Africa Day (1963); Independence Day in Jordan (1946)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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May 26: National Sorry Day in Australia; Independence Day in Georgia (1918), Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2024)

Damage to the Interstate 40 bridge
Damage to the Interstate 40 bridge
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May 27

Manchu Prince Dorgon
Manchu Prince Dorgon
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May 28: Republic Day in Armenia (1918); Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1918)

John Muir
John Muir
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May 29: Feast day of Saint Paul VI (Catholicism); Memorial Day in the United States

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
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May 30: Statehood Day in Croatia (1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
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May 31: World No Tobacco Day

Bessarion
Bessarion
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