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May 2013

 

 

 
1

May Day

2

Nelson Mandela Elected President of South Africa (1994)

3

National Scrapbooking Day

4

International Firefighters Day

5

Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

May 5-12

National Music Week

6

International No Diet Day

May 6-10

Teacher Appreciation Week

7

National Teacher Day

World Asthma Day

Composer Peter Tchaikovsky's Birthday (1840)

8

School Nurse Day

World Red Cross Day

9

Beatles Signed First Recording Contract (1962)

10

First Transcontinental Railway Completed (1869)

11

Sports Writer Mike Lupica's Birthday (1952)

12

Mother's Day

Kite Day

May 12-18

Police Week

Transportation Week

13

U.S. Declared War on Mexico (1846)

May 13-19

Children's Book Week

14

First Olympic Games Held in U.S. (1904)

15

Int'l Day of Families

16

Biographers Day

17

International Day Against Homophobia

18

Armed Forces Day

International Museum Day

19

New England Confederation Formed (1643)

20

Charles Lindbergh Began Transatlantic Flight (1932)

21

American Red Cross Established (1881)

Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across the Atlantic (1932)

22

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

International Day for Biological Diversity

23

Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft (1906)

May 23-29

Backyard Games Week

24

First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)

25

Fork Debuted in U.S. (1630)

26

Sally Ride's Birthday (1951)

27

Memorial Day

First Recorded Witch Execution (1647)

28

Athlete Jim Thorpe's Birthday (1888)

29

Hillary and Tenzing Reached Mt. Everest Summit (1953)

30

Lincoln Memorial Dedicated (1927)

31

World No Tobacco Day

 
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