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May 2014

 

 

 

 
1

May Day

2

Nelson Mandela Elected President of South Africa (1994)

3

National Scrapbooking Day

4

International Firefighters Day

National Music Week

5

Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

Teacher Appreciation Week

6

International No Diet Day

National Teacher Day

World Asthma Day

7

School Nurse Day

Composer Peter Tchaikovsky's Birthday (1840)

8

World Red Cross Day

9

Beatles Signed First Recording Contract (1962)

10

Astronomy Day

First Transcontinental Railway Completed (1869)

11

Mother's Day

Screen-Free Week

Transportation Week

Sports Writer Mike Lupica's Birthday (1952)

12

Children's Book Week

Kite Day

13

Police Week

U.S. Declared War on Mexico (1846)

14

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

15

Int'l Day of Families

16

Biographers Day

17

Armed Forces Day

International Day Against Homophobia

18

International Museum Day

19

Backyard Games Week

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)

24

First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)

25

Fork Debuted in U.S. (1630)

26

Memorial Day

Sally Ride's Birthday (1951)

27

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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