• May Holidays & Fun Days
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    • Asian American Month
    • Foster Care Month
    • Gifts from the Garden Month
    • Lupus Awareness Month
    • Mystery Month
    • National Barbecue Month
    • National Bike Month
    • National Blood Pressure Month
    • National Hamburger Month
    • National Photograph Month
    • National Recommitment Month
    • National Salad Month
    • Older Americans Month
    • Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Weekly Celebrations:

    • Nurse's Week - first full week of month
    • Wildflower Week - week two
    • National Bike Week - third week
    • National Police Week - third week of month
    • Emergency Medical Services Week - fourth week of month


    May 2020 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

    May 1

    Hawaiian Lei Day

    International Tuba Day - first Friday in May

    Loyalty Day

    May Day

    Mother Goose Day

    Save the Rhino Day

    Space Day - first Friday in May

    May 2

    Baby Day

    Brothers and Sisters Day

    Free Comic Book Day - first Saturday in May

    Herb  Day - first Saturday in May

    Kentucky Derby Day - first Saturday in May

    National Fitness Day - first Saturday in May 

    May 3

    Garden Meditation Day

    World Press Freedom Day

    May 4

    Bird Day

    National Candied Orange Peel Day

    Renewal Day

    Star Wars Day

    May 5

    Cartoonist Day

    Cinco de Mayo

    National Hoagie Day

    National Teacher's Day - Tuesday of first full week of May

    Oyster Day

    May 6

    Bike to School Day -  First Wednesday in May

    National Nurses Day

    May 7

    National Day of Prayer

    National Tourism Day

    May 8

    Child Care Provider Day or Daycare Provider Day - Friday before Mother's Day

     Iris  Day

    Military Spouses Day the Friday before Mother's Day

    No Socks Day

    V-E Day

    World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

    May 9

    International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May

    National Babysitters Day

    National Train Day- Saturday closest to May 10th

    National Windmill Day - the second Saturday in May

    May 10

     Clean up Your Room Day

     Lilac Sunday second Sunday in May

     Mother's Day second Sunday in May

    May 11

    Twilight Zone Day

    May 12

    International Nurses Day

    Limerick Day 

    May 13

    Frog Jumping Day

    Hummus Day

    Leprechaun Day

    National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May

    School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week

    May 14

    Dance Like a Chicken Day

    May 15

    National Bike to Work Day - third Friday of month

    National Chocolate Chip Day

    National Endangered Species Day - third Friday in May

    Police Officer's Memorial Day

    May 16

    Armed Forces Day - third Saturday of month

    Love a Tree Day

    Wear Purple for Peace Day

    May 17

    Pack Rat Day

    May 18

    International Museum Day

    Victoria Day(Canada) - Monday preceding the 25th

    Visit Your Relatives Day

    May 19

    Boy's Club Day

    World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

    May 20

    Pick Strawberries Day

    May 21

    National Waiters and Waitresses Day

     May 22

    Buy a Musical Instrument Day

    Don't Fry Friday - Friday before Memorial Day

    World Goth Day

    May 23

    International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

    Lucky Penny Day

     May 24

    National Escargot Day

    May 25

    Memorial Day last Monday of month

    National Missing Children's Day

    National Brown Bag It Day


    Tap Dance Day

    May 26

    Sally Ride Day

     May 27

    Sun Screen Day

    May 28

    Amnesty International Day

    National Hamburger Day

    May 29

    Learn About Composting Day

    May 30

    Mint Julep DayWater a Flower Day

    May 31

    National Macaroon Day

    Save Your Hearing Day

    World No Tobacco Day



    This Day in History - May

    Historical events in the month of May, by Day:  http://holidayinsights.com/history/history05.htm

    1 England releases the first 1st adhesive postage stamp(1840)

    1 The first wagon train 1841 1st wagon train leaves Independence, Mo for California (1841)

    1 "Buffalo Bill" Cody's first Wild West Show (1883)

    1 Construction begins on the first skyscraper, the 10 story Home Insurance Company building in Chicago, IL. (1884)

    1 The Empire State Building was dedicated. (1931)

    1 Cereal food "Cheerios" hits store shelves. (1941)

    1 Slugger Mickey Mantle hits his first home run (1951)

    1 Mr. Potato Head is introduced. (1952)

    2 Good Housekeeping Magazine first hits the newsstands. (1885)

    2 Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,130th game, a baseball record that will last for 57 years until Cal Ripken come along. (1939)

    3 Christopher Columbus discovers "St Iago". It is later renamed Jamaica. (1494)

    3 Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut with 3 hits for the NY Yankees. (1936)

    3 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer prize for "Gone With the Wind. (1937)

    4 Manhattan Island is sold! Indians agree to the deal in exchange for $24 in cloth & buttons (1626)

    4 Phonograph is played for the first time at the Grand Opera House. (1878)

    4 Academy of Motion Pictures is founded. (1934)

    4 Atlanta Penitentiary has a new resident after Al Capone is convict of income tax evasion. (1932)

    4 Soap operas "Another World" and "As the World Turns" premiere. (1964)

    5 Mexican forces under Benito Juarez defeated French troops in the Battle of Puebla. Today this battle is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo. (1862)

    5 North Bend, Ohio gets on the map. It's the site of the fist US train robbery (1865)

    5 The New York Stock Exchange crashes, causing the "Great Panic of 1893". (1893)

    5 Alan Shepard rides "Freedom 7" to becomes 1st American in space. (1961)

    6 John Deere produces the first steel plow. (1833)

    6 The Yale lock is patented. (1851)

    6 The Paris Exposition opens with the just completed Eiffel Tower as it's centerpiece. (1889)

    6 The Dirigible Hindenburg explodes into flames at Lakehurst, NJ. (1937)

    6 Chunnel linking England & France officially opens. (1994)

    7 The first inaugural ball is held in honor of George Washington and his wife . (1789)

    7 George Eastman patents the Box Camera. (1888)

    7 The World's largest pearl (6.4kg.) was discovered in the Philippines. (1934)

    7 Big band leader Glenn Miller records the "Chattanooga Choo Choo". (1941)

    7 Germany signs an unconditional surrender at Rhims, France, ending WWII in Europe. (1945)

    7 The Beatles last album is released- "Long and Winding Road". (1970)

    8 The U.S. Post Office is established. (1794)

    8 V-E Day, Germany signs unconditional surrender. (1945)

    8 Mad Magazine hits the newsstands. (1952)

    8 The World Health Organization announces that Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide. (1980)

    9 A "Golden Spike" was driven into the railroad tracks at Promontory Summit, Utah, connecting the tracks of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, creating the first Transcontinental railroad. (1869)

    9 The syrup for Coca Cola is invented by Atlanta Pharmacist John Styth Permerton. (1886)

    9 The lawnmower is patented. (1899)

    9 Americans Richard Boyd and Floyd Bennett become the first to fly over the North Pole. (1926)

    9 The Birth control pill is approved by the FDA. (1960)

    10 The first color pictures of Earth from space are sent back from Apollo 10. (1969)

    10 Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president. (1994)

    11 Einstein's presents his Theory of General Relativity. (1916)

    11 BF Goodrich manufactures the first tubeless tire. (1947)

    11 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory. (1951)

    12 The flush toilet is patented. (1792)

    13 The Rolling Stones record the now infamous song "Satisfaction". (1965)

    13 The Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres. (1970)

    13 "Mr. October", Reggie Jackson becomes the first major league ballplayer to strike out 2,000 times. (1983)

    14 A party of settlers led by John Smith establish the first permanent English settlement in New World at Jamestown Va. (1607)

    14 Vaseline petroleum jelly slides onto store shelves for the first time. (1878)

    14 The first U.S. space station, "Skylab" is launched. (1973)

    14 The last episode of Seinfeld is aired. It's a sad day in May for millions of Seinfeld followers. (1998)

    15 President Abraham Lincoln established the Department of Agriculture (USDA) (1862)

    15 Regular airmail service inaugurated (between New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC) . (1918)

    15 Nylon stockings hit the market for first time (1940)

    15 "If I had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul, and Mary wins a Grammy (1963)

    16 Charles Hires invents Root Beer. (1866)

    17 "And They're Off!" as the first Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs. (1875)

    18 Napoleon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of France (1804)

    19 Ringling Brothers circus premieres. (1884)

    20 Hubble Space Telescope transmits photograph's from space (1990)

    21 The American Red Cross was formed. (1881)

    22 Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried and acquitted for treason. (1807)

    22 The Great Train Robbery. (1868)

    22 First reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. (1933)

    22 The debut of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". (1967)

    23 Legendary bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana. (1934)

    24 Nursery Rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was written by Mary Hale of Boston. (1830)

    25 Ford ceases production of the Model "T". (1927)

    25 The movie blockbuster "Star Wars" is released. (1978)

    26 Michael Jackson marries Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley. (1994)

    27 Achsah Young is the first woman to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts. (1647)

    27 The pop-up toaster is patented. (1919)

    27 German battleship Bismarck sunk by British navy. (1941)

    28 President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button that opens San Fransisco's Golden Gate Bridge. (1937)

    29 Famous Abraham Lincoln quote: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time". (1849)

    29 Sir Edmund Hillary is on top of the world. He is the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. (1953)

    29 Bing Crosby sings "White Christmas" into the record books as the biggest selling record. (1942)

    30 The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support. (1889)

    31 The trans-Alaska pipeline is completed. (1977)

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