May

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
EXPERIENCE SPOKANE DAY
LAW DAY
LEI DAY
MAY DAY
MOTHER GOOSE DAY
SAVE THE RHINO DAY
FESTIVAL OF ST. EFISIO, CAGLIARI, ITALY
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
BETTER HEARING & SPEECH MONTH
BETTER SLEEP MONTH
CORRECT POSTURE MONTH
DATE YOUR MATE MONTH
FAMILY WELLNESS MONTH
FIBROMYALGIA EDUCATION & AWARENESS MONTH
GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE MONTH
GET CAUGHT READING MONTH
HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH
INTERNATIONAL MEDITERRANEAN DIET MONTH
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
MYSTERY MONTH
NATIONAL ALLERGY/ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH
NATIONAL ARTHRITIS MONTH
NATIONAL BARBECUE MONTH
NATIONAL BIKE MONTH
NATIONAL EGG MONTH
NATIONAL HAMBURGER MONTH
NATIONAL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EDUCATION MONTH
NATIONAL PHOTO MONTH
NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS MONTH
NATIONAL SALSA MONTH
NATIONAL SELF DISCOVERY MONTH
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
PILATES AWARENESS MONTH
SPIRITUAL LITERACY MONTH
ULTRAVIOLET AWARENESS MONTH
WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE MONTH
MORRIS DANCE, PUTNEY, VT
JOHN DRYDEN DIED, 1700
GREAT BRITAIN FORMED, 1707
ARTHUR WELLESLEY, DUKE OF WELLINGTON, 1769
PREMIER OF MOZART'S "NOZZE DI FIGARO", VIENNA, 1786
FEDERAL SOCIETY OF JOURNEYMEN CORDWAINERS BECAME 1ST LABOR UNION IN US, 1794
"MOTHER" MARY HARRIS JONES (UNION LEADER), 1830
GREAT EXHIBITION, CRYSTAL PALACE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1851
MARTHA JANE CANNARY "CALAMITY JANE" BURKE, 1852
DAVID LIVINGSTONE DIED, 1873
PIERRE TEILHARD de CHARDIN, 1881
FLEETWOOD WALKER BECAME 1ST BLACK TO PLAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, 1884
HOME INSURANCE CO BUILDING BECAME 1ST STEEL FRAME SKYSCRAPER, CHICAGO, IL, 1884
FREE ADMISSION TO OPENING OF CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR/COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, 1893
MARK CLARK (US GENERAL, SERVED IN BOTH WORLD WARS), 1896
US DESTROYED SPANISH FLEET AT MANILA BAY, 1898
KATE SMITH, 1909
ARCHIE WILLIAMS (AFRICAN-AMERICAN, WON GOLD @ 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS), 1915
R.M.S. LUSITANIA LEFT NEW YORK FOR LAST TIME, 1915
GLENN FORD, 1916
JACK HAROLD PAAR, 1918
JOSEPH HELLER, 1923
MALCOLM SCOTT CARPENTER (2ND AMERICAN IN ORBIT, MERCURY 4), 1925
HARRY BELAFONTE, 1927
PRES HOOVER DEDICATED EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, 1931
"BATMAN" COMIC BOOK, 1939
JUDY COLLINS, 1939
"CITIZEN KANE" PREMIERE, 1941
CHEERIOS INTRODUCED, 1941
JOSEPH GOEBBELS KILLED HIS WIFE, KIDS, & HIMSELF, 1945
PAUL TEUTUL ("AMERICAN CHOPPER"), 1949
U-2 INCIDENT, 1960
JAMES WHITTAKER BECAME 1ST AMERICAN ATOP EVEREST, 1963
ELVIS & PRISCILLA, 1967
TIM McGRAW, 1967
AMTRAK FOUNDED, 1971
ARAM ILICH KHACHATURIAN DIED, 1978
"LES MISERABLES" RELEASED IN US, 1998
ELDRIDGE CLEAVER DIED, 1998
GEORGE MALLORY'S CORPSE FOUND ON MT EVEREST, 1999
RECORD-BREAKING WAVE OF TORNADOES IN S & MID-WEST US, 2003
"X-MEN ORIGINS–WOLVERINE" RELEASED IN US, 2009
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED BY US SPECIAL FORCES, 2011
ALA CHOOSE PRIVACY WEEK, 2017
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK, 2017
ISRAEL–YOM HA'ATZMA'UT/INDEPENDENCE DAY, SUNSET, 2017
NATIONAL TEACHER DAY, 2017
WORLD ASTHMA DAY, 2017


TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
CHINA–BIRTH OF LORD BUDDHA
LEONARDO da VINCI DIED, 1519
KING JAMES BIBLE PUBLISHED, 1611
ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI, 1660
CHARLES II CHARTERED HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY, 1670
CATHERINE THE GREAT (SOPHIE FREDERICKE AUGUSTE von ANHALT-ZERBST), 1729
MAJOR JOHN ANDRE (BRITISH SPY), 1750
LOUISIANA PURCHASE, 1803
HENRY MARTYN ROBERT (CIVIL WAR GENERAL/RULES OF ORDER), 1837
MARY CASSATT, 1844
EDITH ANNA OENONE SOMERVILLE (IRISH WRITER), 1858
THEODOR HERZL (ZIONIST), 1860
PRES. ANDREW JOHNSON OFFERED REWARD FOR CAPTURE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS, 1865
1ST ISSUE "GOOD HOUSEKEEPING", 1885
VERNON CASTLE (VERNON BLYTHE) (DANCER), 1887
MANFRED von RICHTOFEN, 1892
LORENZ HART (LYRICIST & PARTNER WITH RICHARD RODGERS), 1895
BENJAMIN McLEAN SPOCK, 1903
AXEL CASPAR SPRINGER (FOUNDER, SPRINGER VERLAG), 1912
"INVERNESS COURIER" REPORTED 1ST MODERN SIGHTING OF LOCH NESS MONSTER, 1933
DAVID SUCHET ("HERCULE POIROT"), 1946
JOSEPH McCARTHY DIED, 1957
DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON, 1972
J. EDGAR HOOVER DIED, 1972
DAVID ROBERT JOSEPH BECKHAM, 1975
SARAH HUGHES (AMERICAN FIGURE SKATER, GOLD 2002 WINTER OLYMPICS), 1985
"AUSTIN POWERS--INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY" RELEASED IN US, 1997
MASSIVE SANDSTORM IN EGYPT KILLED 12, 1997
OLIVER REED DIED, 1999
"IRON MAN" RELEASED IN US, 2008
NATIONAL TWO DIFFERENT COLORED SHOES DAY, 2017


WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
GARDEN MEDITATION DAY
U.N.:  WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
NICCOLO DI BERNARDO DEI MACHIAVELLI, 1469
MASSACHUSETTS ENACTED 1ST LAW IN AMERICA REGULATING PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, 1649
POLAND'S FIRST CONSTITUTION, 1794
NEW ZEALAND PROCLAIMED BRITISH COLONY, 1841
RICHARD D'OYLY CARTE, 1844
GOLDA MEIER, 1898
HARRY LILLIS "BING" CROSBY, 1903
MARY ASTOR (LUCILLE LANGHANKE), 1906
BETTY COMDEN (MUSICAL COMEDY WRITER), 1919
PETE SEEGER, 1919
JAMES BROWN, 1934
RON POPEIL (INVENTOR), 1935
FRANKIE VALLIE, 1937
JAPANESE WAR CRIMES TRIALS BEGAN, TOKYO, 1946
DOUG HENNING, 1947
JAPANESE CONSTITUTION EFFECTIVE, 1947
RON WYDEN (SENATOR, OR), 1949
LT COL JOSEPH FLETCHER & LT COL WILLIAM BENEDICT LANDED 1ST PLANE @ NORTH POLE, 1952
"FANTASTICKS" OPENED, N.Y.C., 1960
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO BEGAN BROADCASTING, 1971
MARGARET THATCHER ELECTED BRITISH P.M., 1979
LAST EPISODE "DALLAS", 1991
"MUMMY RETURNS" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"SPIDER-MAN" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"MY LIFE IN RUINS" RELEASED IN US, 2009


THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
INTERNATIONAL RESPECT FOR CHICKENS DAY
STAR WARS DAY
COLUMBUS DISCOVERED JAMAICA, 1494
GOV PETER MINUIT PURCHASED MANHATTAN ISLAND, 1626
BARTOLOMEO di FRANCESCO CRISTOFORI (INVENTED MODERN PIANO), 1655
RHODE ISLAND DECLARED INDEPENDENCE FROM GREAT BRITAIN, 1776
HORACE MANN (PUBLIC EDUCATION PIONEER), 1796
THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY, 1825
WADE-DAVIS RECONSTRUCTION BILL PASSED BY US HOUSE, 1864
LINCOLN BURIED, SPRINGFIELD, IL, 1865
WILLIAM HOMES McGUFFY DIED, 1873
HAYMARKET SQUARE RIOTS, CHICAGO, IL, 1886
INCIDENT @ REICHENBACH FALLS, 1891
BELMONT PARK OPENED, LONG ISLAND, NY, 1905
HOSNI MUBARAK (EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT), 1928
MAYNARD FERGUSON, 1928
AUDREY HEPBURN  (EDDA van HEEMSTRA HEPBURN-RUSTEN), 1929
AL CAPONE SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON & $80,000 FINE FOR TAX EVASION, 1932
GEORGE FREDERICK WILL (CONSERVATIVE JOURNALIST & THEORIST), 1941
TAMMY WYNETTE  (VIRGINIA WYNETTE PUGH), 1942
SYBIL DANNING, 1949
PIA ZADORA, 1956
1ST GRAMMYS AWARDED, 1959
FREEDOM RIDES BEGAN, 1961
SHOOTINGS @ KENT STATE/4 KILLED BY NATIONAL GUARD, 1970
MOE HOWARD DIED (3 STOOGES), 1975
DAVID FROST INTERVIEWED RICHARD NIXON, 1977
MARGARET THATCHER BECAME 1ST FEMALE BRITISH PM, 1979
TITO DIED, 1980
OLIVER NORTH CONVICTED, 1989
MICHAEL CONROY & CONNIE HAINES, 1991
RABIN & ARAFAT SIGNED PALESTINIAN SELF-RULE ACCORD, 1994
"THE MUMMY" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3" RELEASED IN US, 2006
DOM DELUISE DIED, 2009
ARCHAEOLOGY CHANNEL INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL, EUGENE, OR, 2017
ETA AQUARID METEOR SHOWERS AT PEAK, 2017
HORSE TRIALS, BADMINTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 2017
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, 2017
NATIONAL DAY OF REASON, 2017


FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
CARTOONISTS DAY
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE
SÖREN AABYE KIERKEGAARD, 1813
JOHN KEATS' 1ST POEM PUBLISHED, "THE EXAMINER", 1816
KARL HEINRICH MARX, 1818
NAPOLEON DIED, 1821
JOHN STETSON, 1830
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1847
ROBERT EDWIN PEARY, 1856
CINCO de MAYO/MEXICANS BEAT THE FRENCH @ BATTLE OF PUEBLA, 1862
BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS (1ST MAJOR ENGAGEMENT GRANT VS LEE), VA, 1864
NELLY BLY (ELIZABETH COCHRANE SEAMAN) (WENT AROUND WORLD IN 79 DAYS), 1867 
SITTING BULL LED FOLLOWERS TO CANADA, 1877
STOCK MARKET CRASH, 1893
JAMES BEARD, 1903
CY YOUNG PITCHED 1ST PERFECT BASEBALL GAME, 1904
TYRONE POWER, 1913
CHANEL #5 INTRODUCED, 1921
JOHN T SCOPES ARRESTED, 1925
ROGER CORMAN, 1926
AMY JOHNSON BECAME 1ST WOMAN TO FLY SOLO, ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA, 1930
TAMMY WYNETTE (VIRGINIA WYNETTE PUGH), 1942
MICHAEL EDWARD PALIN, 1943
US LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BEGAN PROCESSING FILMS, 1943
JOHN RHYS-DAVIES, 1944
6 KILLED BY JAPANESE BALLOON BOMB, LAKEVIEW, OR, 1945
NETHERLANDS LIBERATED FROM NAZIS, 1945
ALLIES WITHDREW FROM W GERMANY, 1955
BRIAN WILLIAMS, 1959
ALAN SHEPHARD BECAME 1ST AMERICAN IN SPACE (FREEDOM 7, 15 MINUTES), 1961
BOBBY SANDS DIED FROM HUNGER STRIKE, BELFAST, N IRELAND, 1981
PRES REAGAN VISITED BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP & BITBURG GERMAN WAR CEMETERY, 1985
LAST EPISODE "LOVE BOAT", 1986
ADELE LAURIE BLUE ADKINS, 1988
"GLADIATOR" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"DADDY DAY CARE" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"AIDA" OPENS, SEATTLE OPERA, 2017
"LA BOHEME" OPENS, PORTLAND OPERA, 2017
MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, EUGENE, OR, 2017
MAY DAY FAERIE FESTIVAL, SPOUTWOOD FARM, GLEN ROCK, PA, 2017
WISE WOMAN WEEKEND, NEWGRANGE LODGE, DONORE, CO MEATH, IRELAND, 2017


SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017
NO DIET DAY
NO HOMEWORK DAY
ROME SACKED BY BOURBON'S TROOPS, 1527
PETER MINUIT PURCHASED MANHATTAN ISLAND, 1626
MAXIMILIEN-FRANCOIS-MARIE-ISIDORE de ROBESPIERRE, 1758
JOSEPH BRACKETT (SHAKER LEADER, COMPOSED "SIMPLE GIFTS"), 1797
AMERICAN BIBLE ASSOCIATION, 1816
PENNY BLACK ISSUED, 1840  
ROBERT EDWIN PEARY, 1856
SIGMUND FREUD, 1856
RABINDRANATH TAGORE (NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 1913), 1861
THOREAU DIED, 1862
RUSSELL STOVER, 1886
UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION OPENED, PARIS, FRANCE, 1889
RUDOLPH VALENTINO  (RODOLPHO ALFONZO RAFAELLO PIETRO FILIBERTO GUGLIELMI Di VALENTINA 
	D'ANTONGUOLLA), 1895
DANIEL GERBER, 1898
MAX EDGAR LUCIEN MALLOWMAN (ARCHAEOLOGIST & HUSBAND OF AGATHA CHRISTIE), 1904
RANDALL JARRELL, 1914
BABE RUTH HIT 1ST HOME RUN IN MAJORS, 1915
GEORGE ORSON WELLES, 1915
THEODORE HAROLD WHITE, 1915
L. FRANK BAUM DIED, 1919
WILLIE HOWARD MAYS, 1931
FDR AUTHORIZED CREATION OF WORKS PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION, 1933
HINDENBURG EXPLODED, LAKEHURST, NJ, 7:20 PM, 1937
RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER, 1937
STALIN BECAME SOVIET PREMIER, 1941
ALL AMERICAN FORCES IN PHILIPPINES SURRENDERED TO JAPANESE, 1942
MARIE MONTESSORI DIED, 1952
ANTHONY CHARLES LYNTON BLAIR, 1953
ROGER BANNISTER BROKE 4-MINUTE MILE, 1954
GEORGE CLOONEY, 1961
MARLENE DIETRICH DIED, 1992
ENGLISH CHANNEL TUNNEL OPENED, 1994
LAST EPISODE OF "FRIENDS", 2004
MICHELLE KNIGHT, ARANCA BERRY & GINA DeJESUS RESCUED FROM KIDNAPPER, CLEVELAND, OH, 2013
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, 2017
FURRY DANCE, HELSTON, CORNWALL, 2017
KENTUCKY DERBY, CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY, 2017
NATIONAL NURSES WEEK, 2017
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VA, 2017
WALLED CITY TATTOO, DERRY, CO LONDONDERRY, N IRELAND, 2017


SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
NATIONAL COSMOPOLITAN DAY (COCKTAIL)
HAMBURG ESTABLISHED AS FREE CITY, 1189 
DAVID HUME, 1711
PONTIAC'S REBELLION, 1763
SIR FRANCIS BEAUFORT (WIND FORCE SCALE), 1774  
1ST US PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL BALL, NEW YORK, NY, 1789
ROBERT BROWNING, 1812
PREMIERE, BEETHOVEN'S "9TH SYMPHONY", VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 1824
BEETHOVEN'S LAST CONCERT APPEARANCE, 1829
JOHANNES BRAHMS, 1833
PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY, 1840
SALMON P CHASE DIED, 1873
FIG NEWTONS, 1891
ARCHIBALD MacLEISH, 1892
H H HOLMES HANGED, 1896
FRANK JAMES "GARY" COOPER, 1901
MT PELE IN MARTINIQUE BECAME DEADLIEST VOLCANO DISASTER IN 20TH CENTURY, 1902
EDWIN HERBERT LAND (POLAROID), 1909
S.S. LUSITANIA TORPEDOED & SANK, 1915
MARIA EVA DUARTE de PERON, 1919
DARREN McGAVIN, 1922
WILLARD HERMAN SCOTT, 1934
ANGELA OLIVE CARTER, 1940
GERMANY SURRENDERED TO AMERICA, BRITAIN & FRANCE, 1945
VIET MINH DEFEATED FRENCH @ BATTLE OF DIEN BIEN PHU, 1954
ELIOT NESS DIED, 1957
ROBBIE KNIEVEL, 1962
BRYANT MARTIN (MASS MURDERER, PORT ARTHUR, TASMANIA, 4/28/1996), 1967
27TH AMENDMENT (CONGRESS CAN'T GRANT OWN MIDTERM PAY RAISES) RATIFIED, 1992
"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" RELEASED IN US, 1993
EDVARD MUNCH'S "THE SCREAM" RECOVERED (SEE 2/12), ASGARDSTRAND, NORWAY, 1994
DAIMLER MERGED WITH CHRYSLER, 1998
"MATRIX RELOADED" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"WHALE RIDER" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"VAN HELSING" RELEASED IN US, 2004
NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK, 2017
NATIONAL PET WEEK, 2017
UPDATE YOUR REFERENCES WEEK, 2017


MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
NO SOCKS DAY
JOAN OF ARC'S TROOPS BROKE SIEGE OF ORLEANS (SEE 4/29), 1429
HERNANDO DE SOTO REACHED MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR MEMPHIS, TN, 1541
EDWARD GIBBON, 1737
MIGUEL HIDALGO Y CASTILLA ("FATHER OF MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE"), 1753
US CONGRESS PASSED MILITIA ACT (1ST DRAFT), 1792
ANTOINE LAURENT LAVOISIER EXECUTED, 1794
WORLD RED CROSS/CRESCENT DAY--JEAN HENRI DUNANT, 1828
LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK (AMERICAN PIANIST), 1829
OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN, 1846
JOHN STUART MILL DIED, 1873
HARRY S TRUMAN, 1884
THOMAS BERTRAM COSTAIN, 1885
DR JOHN STYTH PEMBERTON PERFECTED SYRUP FOR COCA COLA, 1886
FRANCIS DESALES OUIMET (GOLF POPULARIZER), 1893
MT PELEE ERUPTED, MARTINIQUE, 1902
PAUL GAUGUIN DIED, 1903
EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE DIED, 1904
ROBERT JOHNSON (BLUES MAN), 1911
PARAMOUNT PICTURES, 1914
DAVID FREDERICK ATTENBOROUGH, 1926
DON RICKLES, 1926
GARY SHERMAN SNYDER, 1930
1ST RADIOS INSTALLED IN POLICE CARS, EASTCHESTER TOWNSHIP, NY, 1933
PETER BENCHLEY, 1940
RICK NELSON, 1940
BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA, 1942
TONI TENNILLE, 1943
KEITH JARRETT, 1945
V.E. DAY/GERMANY SURRENDERED TO U.S.S.R., 1945
"A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM" OPENED ON BROADWAY, 1962
"DR NO" RELEASED IN US, 1963
MELISSA GILBERT (LAURA INGALLS, "LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE"), 1964
MUHAMMAD ALI INDICTED FOR REFUSING INDUCTION INTO US ARMY, 1967
AIM ENCAMPMENT @ WOUNDED KNEE ENDED (BEGAN 2/27), 1973
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, 1975
SOVIETS ANNOUNCED THEY'D BOYCOTT LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS, 1984
NEW COKE, 1985
"DEEP IMPACT" RELEASED IN US, 1998
NATIONAL ETIQUETTE WEEK, 2017
NATIONAL STUTTERING AWARENESS WEEK, 2017


TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
COLUMBUS LEFT ON 4TH & FINAL VOYAGE, 1502	
WILLIAM BRADFORD DIED (GOVERNOR OF PLYMOUTH COLONY), 1657
CAPT THOMAS BLOOD APPREHENDED ATTEMPTING TO STEAL BRITISH CROWN JEWELS, 1671
"PENNSYLVANIA GAZZETTE" RAN 1ST AMERICAN NEWSPAPER CARTOON, 1754
JOHN BROWN, 1800
BELLE BOYD (CONFEDERATE SPY), 1843
JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE, 1860
GEN. DAVID HUNTER ORDERED ALL SLAVES IN SC, FL & GA FREED, 1862
RENO, NV, FOUNDED, 1868
HOWARD CARTER (ARCHAEOLOGIST/EGYPTOLOGIST–DISCOVERER OF TUT'S TOMB), 1873
HENRY JOHN KAISER, 1882
BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST SHOW OPENED, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1887
WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON (INVENTED LIE DETECTOR), 1893
BARBARA WOODHOUSE (DOG & ANIMAL TRAINER), 1910
MIKE WALLACE, 1918
RICHARD GEORGE ADAMS (WATERSHIP DOWN), 1920
DANIEL BERRIGAN, 1921
RICHARD BYRD & FLOYD BENNETT MIGHT HAVE FLOWN OVER N POLE, 1926
ALBERT FINNEY, 1936
GLENDA JACKSON, 1937
JAMES L BROOKS (TV & FILM SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER), 1940
BRITISH CAPTURED GERMAN ENIGMA CODING MACHINE, 1941
JOHN ASHCROFT, 1942
HERMAN GOERING CAPTURED BY US ARMY IN BAVARIA, 1945
CANDICE PATRICIA BERGEN, 1946
BILLY JOEL, 1949
L RON HUBBARD'S DIANETICS 1ST PUBLISHED, 1950
ROBERT SCHUMAN ANNOUNCED "SCHUMAN PLAN"/BIRTH OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, 1950
W GERMANY JOINED NATO, 1955
FDA APPROVED BIRTH CONTROL PILL, 1960
NEWTON MINOW CALLED TV "VAST WASTELAND", 1961
200 SAINTS CUT FROM ROSTER BY VATICAN, 1969
WILLIAM BEECHER OF "NY TIMES" PUBLISHED 1ST STORY ABOUT US BOMBING OF CAMBODIA, 1969
ROSARIO DAWSON, 1979
"5TH ELEMENT" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"A MIGHTY WIND" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"SPEED RACER" RELEASED IN US, 2008
LENA HORNE DIED, 2010


WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY, NC & SC
ROBERT GRAY (EXPLORER OF COLUMBIA RIVER & 1ST AMERICAN TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE GLOBE), 1755
CLAUDE-JOSEPH ROUGET de LISLE (COMPOSER, "LA MARSEILLAISE"), 1760
2ND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1775
AUGUSTIN-JEAN FRESNEL (OPTICS), 1788
GEORGE VANCOUVER DIED, 1798
PAUL REVERE DIED, 1818
JOHN WILKES BOOTH, 1838
THOMAS J "STONEWALL" JACKSON DIED OF PNEUMONIA WEEK AFTER LOSING ARM TO FRIENDLY FIRE, 1863
JEFFERSON DAVIS CAPTURED BY UNION TROOPS, NEAR IRWINVILLE, GA, 1865
GOLDEN SPIKE DAY/OMAHA-SACRAMENTO RAILWAY COMPLETED, 1869
VICTORIA CLAFLIN WOODHALL BECAME 1ST WOMAN NOMINATED FOR US PRESIDENT, 1872
PRES HAYES HAD 1ST TELEPHONE INSTALLED IN WHITE HOUSE, 1877
KARL BARTH, 1886
FRED ASTAIRE  (FREDERICK AUSTERLITZ), 1899
DAVID OLIVER SELZNICK, 1902
SIR HENRY MORTON STANLEY DIED, 1904
MAYBELLE CARTER, 1909
T. BERRY BRAZLETON, 1918
ELLA TOSA GIOVANNI TAMBUSSI GROSSO (1ST WOMAN ELECTED GOVERNOR ON OWN MERIT–CT), 1919
J EDGAR HOOVER BECAME HEAD OF FBI, 1924
ADLER PLANETARIUM, CHICAGO, IL, 1930
EDWARD L STRATEMEYER DIED, 1930
BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD, 1933
GARY OWENS (ANNOUNCER, "LAUGH IN"), 1936
WINSTON CHURCHILL BECAME BRITISH PM, 1940
DONOVAN LEITCH, 1946
RIOT AT ASTOR PLACE OPERA HOUSE, NY, NY, 1949
MARK DAVID CHAPMAN (KILLED JOHN LENNON), 1955
PHIL & STEVE MAHRE, 1957
ELLEN OCHOA (1ST FEMALE HISPANIC US ASTRONAUT), 1958
BONO (PAUL HEWSON) (U2) (BONO VOX=GOOD VOICE),  1960
DAVID FINCHER (DIRECTOR), 1962
ROLLING STONES MADE 1ST RECORDINGS, 1963
JOAN CRAWFORD DIED, 1977
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, 1979
US GOVERNMENT GAVE $1.5 BILLION LOAN TO CHRYSLER, 1980
JOHN WAYNE GACY EXECUTED, 1994
NELSON MANDELA INAUGURATED AS PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA, 1994
"TWISTER" RELEASED IN US, 1996
SHEL SILVERSTEIN DIED, 1999
BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY, 2017
FULL FLOWER MOON, 2017
NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY, 2017
NATIONAL NIGHT SHIFT WORKERS DAY, 2017
NATIONAL RECEPTIONISTS DAY, 2017
NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY, 2017
ROYAL HORSE SHOW, WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE, 2017
WORLD LUPUS DAY, 2017


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
EAT WHAT YOU WANT DAY
KARL FRIEDERICH HIERONYMOUS, BARON VON MUNCHAUSEN, 1720
CHANG & ENG BUNKER, 1811
AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY, NEW YORK, NY, 1816
MINNESOTA ADMITTED (32), 1858
"MERRIMAC" DESTROYED BY CONFEDERATE NAVY, 1862
JEB STUART MORTALLY WOUNDED, BATTLE OF YELLOW TAVERN, VA (SEE 5/12), 1864
IRVING BERLIN  (ISRAEL ISIDORE BALINE), 1888
MARGARET RUTHERFORD (MISS MARPLE), 1892
MARTHA GRAHAM, 1893
SALVADOR FELIPE YACINTO DALI y DOMERECH, 1904
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, 1910
JACQUELINE "JACKIE" COCHRAN (FEMALE AVIATOR) (BESSIE LEE PITTMAN), 1910
PHIL SILVERS, 1912
RICHARD PHILLIPS FEYNMAN (AMERICAN THEORETICAL PHYSICIST), 1918
HENRY M ROBERT DIED, 1923
ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES, 1927
LOUIS ABDUL FARRAKHAN (LOUIS EUGENE WALCOTT), 1933
MASSIVE DUST STORM COVERED GREAT PLAINS TO E COAST, 1934
SUTTON HOO SHIP BURIAL DISCOVERED, 1939
SEATTLE BECAME 1ST CITY TO INITIATE WW II BLACKOUTS, 1942
ROBERT JARVIK (ARTIFICIAL HEART PIONEER), 1946
ISRAEL ADMITTED TO U.N., 1949
SIAM BECAME THAILAND, 1949
BATTLE OF HAMBURGER HILL BEGAN, 1969
JAMAICA:  BOB MARLEY DAY/DIED OF CANCER, 1981
CHESTER GOULD DIED, 1985
TRIAL OF KLAUS BARBIE, THE "BUTCHER OF LYON", BEGAN, LYON, FRANCE, 1987
KIM PHILBY DIED IN MOSCOW (FLED TO USSR IN 1963), 1988
DEEP BLUE BEAT GARY KASPAROV IN CHESS MATCH, 1997
"KNIGHT'S TALE" RELEASED IN US, 2001


FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
IONA FOUNDED, 563
LIMERICK DAY/EDWARD LEAR, 1812
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, 1820
DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (GABRIEL CHARLES DANTE ROSETTI), 1828
GABRIEL-URBAIN FAURE (FRENCH COMPOSER), 1845
WILLIAM CLAYTON INVENTED THE MODERN ODOMETER, 1847
BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA, VA, 1864
GEN J E B STUART DIED (SEE 5/11), 1864
NATIVE AMERICANS ARE PERSONS/STANDING BEAR V GEORGE CROOK DECISION, 1879
OTTO FRANK (ANN'S DAD), 1889
N.Y. CITY DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH BANNED PUBLIC SPITTING, 1896
KATHARINE HOUGHTON HEPBURN, 1907
LESLIE CHARTERIS  (LESLIE CHARLES BOWYER YIN), 1907
HOWARD K. SMITH, 1914
MARY KAY ASH (COSMETICS), 1918
FARLEY MOWAT, 1921
LAWRENCE PETER "YOGI" BERRA, 1925
BURT BACHARACH, 1929
GEORGE CARLIN, 1937
GEORGE VI BECAME KING OF ENGLAND, 1937
STEVE WINWOOD, 1948
SOVIETS LIFTED BERLIN BLOCKADE (SEE 6/24, 6/26, 9/30), 1949
A J FOYT WON 1ST MAJOR RACE (COMPETED UNTIL 1993), 1957
HOMER SIMPSON, 1959
EMILIO ESTEVEV, 1962
TONY HAWK, 1969
SOFIA COPPOLA, 1971
DORIS DAY DIED, 1984
JAMES JOSEPH CONROY: BORN THIS DATE 1906, DIED THIS DATE 1992
"ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL & CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN" RELEASED IN US, 1995
PERRY COMO DIED, 2001
"UNDERWORLD–RISE OF THE LYCANS" RELEASED IN US, 2009
GOAT BBQ COOKOFF, ELECTRA, TX, 2017
MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY, 2017
PORTUGAL–PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA, 2017


SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
HONEN (FOUNDER OF PURE LAND JAPANESE BUDDHISM), 1133
PROTESTANTS DEFEATED MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, AT LANGSIDE, 1568
JAMESTOWN FOUNDED, 1607
WALT WHITMAN, 1819
ARTHUR SEYMOUR SULLIVAN, 1842
PRES POLK DECLARED WAR ON MEXICO, 1846
U.S.-MEXICO WAR DECLARED, 1846
CYRUS McCORMICK DIED, 1884
DAPHNE DU MAURIER, 1907
MOTHER'S DAY 1ST CELEBRATED, 1907
GIL EVANS (JAZZ), 1912
JOE LOUIS  (JOSEPH LOUIS BARROW), 1914
SHOLEM ALEICHEM DIED, 1916
MARY APPEARED @ FATIMA, 1917
1ST U.S. AIRMAIL STAMPS ISSUED, 1918
JAMES WARREN "JIM" JONES, 1931
ROGER ZELAZNY, 1937
CHURCHILL MADE "BLOOD, TOIL, TEARS & SWEAT" SPEECH, 1940
ALLIES WON TUNIS CAMPAIGN, 1943
MARY WELLS (1ST BIG MOTOWN STAR), 1943
PETER GABRIEL, 1950
STEVIE WONDER  (STEVELAND MORRIS HARDAWAY), 1951
PRES. EISENHOWER SIGNED ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ACT, 1954
DENNIS KEITH RODMAN, 1961
GARY COOPER DIED, 1961
STEPHEN TYRONE COLBERT, 1964
VIRGINIA O'HANLON DOUGLAS ("YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS") DIED, 1971
BOB WILLS DIED, 1975
JOHN PAUL II SHOT, 1981
PHILADELPHIA POLICE BOMBING, 1985
"NOTTING HILL" RELEASED IN US, 1999
ANNUAL RHODODENDRON SHOW, PORTLAND, OR, 2017
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY, 2017
LETTER CARRIERS STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE, 2017
NATIONAL BABYSITTERS DAY, 2017
NETHERLANDS–WINDMILL DAY, 2017
STAY UP ALL NIGHT NIGHT, 2017
WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY, 2017


SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
DANTE ALIGHIERI, 1265
JAMESTOWN FOUNDED, 1607
LOUIS XIV "THE SUN KING" BECAME KING OF FRANCE, 1643
GABRIEL DANIEL FAHRENHEIT, 1686
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, 1727
ROBERT OWEN, 1771
DELEGATES TO CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION BEGAN ASSEMBLING, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1787
EDWARD JENNER TESTED SMALLPOX VACCINE, 1796
LEWIS & CLARK LEFT ST. LOUIS FOR WEST, 1804
1ST JAPANESE DIPLOMATS TO FOREIGN COUNTRY ARRIVE IN US, 1860
VASELINE TRADEMARKED, 1878
1ST PERFORMANCE "STARS & STRIPES FOREVER", PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1897
1ST OLYMPIC GAMES HELD IN US (ST LOUIS, MO), 1904
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK, 1930
BOBBY DARIN, 1936
WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS ESTABLISHED, 1942
GEORGE LUCAS, 1944
ISRAELI INDEPENDENCE PROCLAIMED, 1948
DAVID BYRNE (TALKING HEADS), 1952
ROBERT LEE ZEMECKIS, 1952
WARSAW PACT FORMED, 1955
1ST GEORGE BALANCHINE/MARTHA GRAHAM COLLABORATION, 1959
RONAN TYNAN (IRISH TENOR), 1960
CATE BLANCHETT, 1969
SOFIA COPPOLLA, 1971
SKYLAB I LAUNCHED, 1973
"CONAN THE BARBARIAN" RELEASED IN US, 1982
MARK ZUCKERBERG, 1984
RITA HAYWORTH DIED, 1987
FRANK SINATRA DIED, 1998
LAST EPISODE OF "SEINFELD", 1998
"MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" RELEASED IN US, 1999
MILLION MOM MARCH, 2000
"BRUCE ALMIGHTY" RELEASED IN US, 2003
DAIMLER SOLD OFF MOST OF CHRYSLER, 2007
"NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2–BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN" RELEASED IN US, 2009
MOTHER'S DAY, 2017
NATIONAL POLICE WEEK, 2017
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK, 2017
SALUTE TO 35+ MOMS WEEK, 2017
WORK AT HOME MOMS WEEK, 2017


MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS
PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL DAY
UN: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES
CAPT BARTHOLOMEW GOSNOLD BECAME 1ST ENGLISHMAN TO LAND IN NEW ENGLAND (NEW BEDFORD), 1602
MASSACHUSETTS ENACTED 1ST COPYRIGHT LAW IN US, 1672
7 YEARS/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR BEGAN, 1756
CARL WERNICKE (NEUROLOGIST), 1818
DANIEL O'CONNELL DIED, 1847
LYMAN FRANK BAUM, 1856
PIERRE CURIE, 1859
US DEPT OF AGRICULTURE, 1862
EMILY DICKINSON DIED, 1896
RICHARD JOSEPH DALEY, 1902
TENZIG NORGAY, 1914
US BEGAN REGULAR AIRMAIL SERVICE, 1918
RICHARD AVEDON (PHOTOGRAPHER), 1923
ELLEN CHURCH BECAME 1ST FLIGHT ATTENDANT, UNITED, SAN FRANCISCO-CHEYENNE, 1930
MADELINE ALBRIGHT (MARIA JANA KORBELOVA), 1937
NYLON STOCKINGS 1ST SOLD, 1940
1ST ALLIED JET FLIGHT, ENGLAND, 1941
BILL CREATING WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BECAME LAW, 1942
GASOLINE RATIONING, 1942
BRIAN ENO, 1948
KATHLEEN SEBELIUS (1ST FEMALE GOV OF KS, HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION), 1948
MIKE OLDFIELD (TUBULAR BELLS), 1953
BRITAIN BECAME 3RD NUCLEAR POWER, 1957
WEIGHT WATCHERS, 1963
GEORGE WALLACE SHOT, 1972
SOVIET TROOPS BEGAN LEAVING AFGHANISTAN, 1988
"LETHAL WEAPON 3" RELEASED IN US, 1992
"WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH" RELEASED IN US, 2001
JUNE CARTER CASH DIED, 2003
JERRY FALWELL DIED, 2007
"ANGELS & DEMONS" RELEASED IN US, 2009
NATIONAL SLIDER DAY (HAMBURGER), 2017


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
FEAST OF ST. BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR/DIED, 578
VOLTAIRE IMPRISONED IN THE BASTILLE (RELEASED AFTER ALMOST A FULL YEAR), 1717
BIOGRAPHER'S DAY/BOSWELL & JOHNSON MET, 1763
MARIE ANTOINETTE MARRIED LOUIS XVI, 1770
WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD, 1801
ELIZABETH PALMER PEABODY (TRANSCENDENTALIST, EDUCATOR, POSSIBLY 1ST WOMAN 
	PUBLISHER IN US), 1804
CONSTITUTION, NORWAY, 1814
PHILIP DANFORTH ARMOUR, 1832
TENNESSEE JOINED CONFEDERACY, 1861
5¢ COIN AUTHORIZED, 1866
C.E. HIRES MADE ROOT BEER, 1866
US SENATE ACQUITTED PRES ANDREW JOHNSON OF "HIGH CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS" (SEE 3/13), 1868
HENRY JAMES FONDA, 1905
MARGARET REY (CURIOUS GEORGE), 1906
LOUIS "STUDS" TERKEL, 1912
WOODROW CHARLES HERMAN, 1913
US CONGRESS PASSED SEDITION ACT, 1918
WLADZIU VALENTINO LIBERACE, 1919
JOAN OF ARC CANONIZED, 1920
1ST ACADEMY AWARDS, 1929
NAZI SUPPRESSION OF THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING COMPLETED (SEE 1/18, 4/19, 4/30), 1943
R.A.F. BOMBED DAMS IN RUHR VALLEY, 1943
ROBERT ALAN "BOB" EDWARDS (NPR), 1947
PIERCE BROSNAN, 1952
DEBRA WINGER, 1955
OLGA VALENTINOVNA KORBUT, 1955
JANET JACKSON, 1966
DAVID BOREANAZ ("ANGEL"), 1971
VICTORIA DAVEY "TORI" SPELLING, 1973
JAPANESE MOUNTAINEER JUNKO TABEI BECAME 1ST WOMAN ATOP EVEREST, 1975
"`BREAKER' MORANT" RELEASED IN US, 1980
MEGAN DENISE FOX ("TRANSFORMERS" MOVIES), 1986
JIM HENSON DIED, 1990
SAMMY DAVIS, JR, DIED, 1990
"MOULIN ROUGE" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"STAR WARS 2–ATTACK OF THE CLONES" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"DOWN WITH LOVE" RELEASED IN US, 2003
BARBARA WALTERS RETIRED FROM TV, 2014
MIMOSA DAY (DRINK), 2017


WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
U.N.:  WORLD INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY
JIEN (JAPANESE BUDDHIST MONK & HISTORIAN), 1155	
SANDRO BOTTICELLI DIED, 1510
EDWARD JENNER (SMALLPOX VACCINE), 1749
SPECULATIVE TRADERS MET AT TREE ON WALL STREET TO SET UP CONDITIONS & REGULATIONS, 1792
NORWAY INDEPENDENT FROM DENMARK, 1814
JOSEPH NORMAN LOCKYER (DISCOVERED HELIUM IN SUN'S ATMOSPHERE), 1836
ERIK-ALFRED-LESLIE SATIE, 1866
HORACE ELGIN DODGE, 1868
ARISTIDES WON 1ST KENTUCKY DERBY, 1875
GERONIMO BROKE OUT OF AZ RESERVATION FOR 2ND TIME, 1885
THE AYATOLLAH RUHOLLAH KHOMENI, 1900
JAMES THOMAS "COOL PAPA" BELL, 1903
MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN (JANE, "TARZAN" MOVIES), 1911
ARCHIBALD COX (WATERGATE PROSECUTOR), 1912
DENNIS HOPPER, 1936
1ST TV BROADCAST OF BASEBALL GAME, 1939
TAJ MAHAL, 1942
BROWN V BOARD OF EDUCATION ("SEPARATE BUT EQUAL" NOT LEGAL), 1954
BILL PAXTON, 1955
DEBRA WINGER, 1955
ENYA (EITHNE NI BHRAIHAIN), 1961
FBI CRIME LAB RULED LYRICS TO "LOUIE, LOUIE" OFFICIALLY UNITELLIGBLE, 1965
THOR HEYERDAHL & CREW SET OFF FROM MOROCCO ON "RA II", 1970
"GODSPELL", 1971
MIA HAMM (US WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER), 1972
U.S.S. STARK ATTACKED IN PERSIAN GULF, 1987
LAWRENCE WELK DIED, 1992
"STAR WARS I: PHANTOM MENACE" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" RELEASED IN US, 2002
MASSACHUSETTS BECAME 1ST US STATE TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES, 2004
TONY RANDALL DIED, 2004
"SHREK THE 3RD" RELEASED IN US, 2007
DONNA SUMMER DIED, 2012
FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS, CANNES, FRANCE, 2017


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
VISIT YOUR RELATIVES DAY
OMAR KHAYYAM, 1048
ARREST WARRANT ON HERESY CHARGES ISSUED FOR CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, 1593
JOHANN JAKOB FROBERGER (GERMAN BAROQUE COMPOSER), 1616
JACQUES MARQUETTE DIED, 1675
NAPOLEON PROCLAIMED EMPEROR OF FRANCE, 1804
MIKHAIL ALEKSANDROVICH BAKUNIN, 1814
SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS, 1835-1910
KARL GUSTAVOVICH FABERGÉ, 1846
OLIVER HEAVISIDE (PREDICTED EXISTENCE OF IONOSPHERE–HEAVISIDE LAYER), 1850
MASSACHUSETTS PASSED COMPULSORY EDUCATION LAW, 1852
ARKANSAS JOINED CONFEDERACY, 1861
UNION'S 1ST OFFENSIVE ENGAGEMENT OF CIVIL WAR, SEWALL'S POINT, VA, 1861
BERTRAND ARTHUR WILLIAM RUSSELL, 1872
WALTER ADOLPH GROPIUS (BAUHAUS), 1883
PLESSY V FERGUSON/US SUPREME COURT UPHELD "SEPARATE BUT EQUAL" (SEE 5/17), 1896
FRANK CAPRA, 1897
MEREDITH WILSON ("MUSIC MAN"), 1902
US CONGRESS DECIDED "IN GOD WE TRUST" SHOULD APPEAR ON US COINS, 1908
PERRY COMO  (NICK PERIDO), 1912
US CONGRESS PASSED SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT, 1917
MARGOT FONTEYN (MARGARET HOOKMAN) (BALLET DANCER), 1919
JOHN PAUL II  (KAROL WOJTYLA), 1920
AIMEE SEMPLE McPHERSON DISAPPEARED FOR MONTH, 1926
GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATER OPENED, HOLLYWOOD, CA, 1927
DWAYNE HICKMAN (DOBIE GILLIS), 1934
ALLIES TOOK MONTE CASINO (ASSAULT BEGAN 10/12/1943), 1944
RICK WAKEMAN, 1949
GEORGE STRAIT, 1952
CHOW YUN-FAT, 1955
MARY McLEOD-BETHUNE DIED, 1955
TINA FEY, 1970
JEANNETTE RANKIN DIED, 1973
INDIA BECAME NUCLEAR POWER, 1974
MT. ST. HELENS ERUPTED, 1980
MASSIVE PROTESTS BEGAN IN BEIJING, 1989
GERTRUDE BELLE ELTON BECAME 1ST WOMAN IN US NATIONAL INVENTOR'S HALL OF FAME, 1991
ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY (SAMANTHA, "BEWITCHED") DIED, 1995
"GODZILLA" RELEASED IN US, 1998
"SHREK" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"FINDING NEMO" RELEASED IN US, 2003
FACEBOOK RAISED $16 BILLION IN LARGEST TECH IPO IN US HISTORY, 2012
DANCE FESTIVAL, DUBLIN, CO DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017


FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
ST YVES' DAY (BRITTANY)
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS, 1473
ANNE BOLEYN BEHEADED (WIFE #2), 1536
SPANISH ARMADA LEFT LISBON FOR ENGLAND, 1588
DARK DAY IN NEW ENGLAND, 1780
JAMES BOSWELL DIED, 1795
JOHNS HOPKINS, 1795
SARAH MIRIAM PEALE, 1800
ROBERT BAILEY THOMAS (FOUNDER "FARMER'S ALMANAC") DIED, 1846
SIR ALFRED SHARPE (BRITISH ADVENTURER & COLONIAL ADMINISTRATOR), 1853
PRES LINCOLN COUNTERMANDED GEN HUNTER'S ORDER FREEING SLAVES (SEE 5/9), 1862
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE DIED, 1864
HO CHI MINH  (NGUYEN THAT TANH), 1890
FRANK CAPRA, 1897
OSCAR WILDE RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER SERVING 2 YEARS (SEE 5/25)  1897
W E GLADSTONE DIED, 1898
SIMPLON TUNNEL (SWITZERLAND-ITALY) OPENED, 1906
MALCOLM X  (MALCOLM LITTLE), 1925
POL POT, 1925
LORRAINE HANSBERRY ("RAISIN IN THE SUN"), 1930
NATIONAL ANTHEM MEMORIZING RESOLUTION INTRODUCED TO CONGRESS, 1932
JAMES LEHRER, 1934
T E LAWRENCE DIED, 1935
FRANCIS R. SCOBEE (COMMANDER, "CHALLENGER"), 1939
NORA EPHRON, 1941
CHURCHILL & FDR SET 5/1/1944 AS DATE FOR D-DAY (ACTUALLY WAS 6/6), 1943
PETER DENNIS BLANDFORD TOWNSHEND (THE WHO), 1945
ANDRE THE GIANT (ANDRE RENE ROUSSIMOFF), 1946
GRACE JONES, 1952
USSR RATIFIED TREATY BANNING NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN OUTER SPACE, 1967
OGDEN NASH DIED, 1971
27TH AMENDMENT (CONGRESS CAN'T GIVE THEMSELVES PAY RAISES) RATIFIED, 1992
JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS DIED, 1994
"DIE HARD--WITH A VENGEANCE" RELEASED IN US, 1995
"SHREK 2" RELEASED IN US, 2004
"DA VINCI CODE" RELEASED IN US, 2006
ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY, 2017
FLORIDA–TEACHERS DAY, 2017
INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS DAY, 2017
NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY, 2017
NATIONAL PIZZA PARTY DAY, 2017
NATIONAL SCOOTER DAY, 2017
RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL, FLORENCE, OR, 2017	


SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
WEIGHT & MEASURES DAY
1ST COUNCIL OF NICEA (SET FORMULA FOR DETERMINING DATE OF EASTER) BEGAN, 325
HOTSPUR (HENRY PERCY), 1364
VASCO DA GAMA ARRIVED AT INDIA BY SEA, 1498
COLUMBUS DIED, VILLADOLID, SPAIN, 1506
WILLIAM BRADFORD (GOVERNOR OF PLYMOUTH COLONY), 1663
DOROTHEA DANDRIDGE PAYNE TODD "DOLLY" MADISON, 1768
HONORE de BALZAC, 1799
JOHN STUART MILL, 1806
WILLIAM GEORGE FARGO, 1818
ANTOINETTE BROWN BLACKWELL (1ST WOMAN ORDAINED MINISTER IN US), 1825
D. HYDE PATENTED FOUNTAIN PEN, 1830
LAFAYETTE DIED, 1834
HENRI JULIEN FELIX ROUSSEAU, 1844
US CONGRESS PASSED & PRES LINCOLN SIGNED HOMESTEAD ACT, 1862
LEVI STRAUSS & JACOB DAVIS PATENTED COPPER-RIVETED JEANS, 1873
INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES, 1875
JACOB GERMAN RECEIVED 1ST SPEEDING TICKET IN US (12 MPH), NEW YORK, NY, 1899
MARGERY LOUISE ALLINGHAM, 1904
JAMES MAITLAND STEWART, 1908
MOSHE DAYAN, 1915
1ST NORMAN ROCKWELL "SATURDAY EVENING POST" COVER, 1916
LINDBERGH LEFT N.Y. IN "SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS", 1927
AMELIA EARHARDT LEFT NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932
NAZIS BROKE THROUGH TO ENGLISH CHANNEL @ ABBEVILLE, FRANCE, 1940
CHER (CHERILYN LaPIERE SARKISIAN), 1946
DAVID A PATERSON (GOV, IL), 1954
US CONDUCTED 1ST AIRBORNE TEST OF H-BOMB, BIKINI ATOLL, 1956
PIONEER VENUS I LAUNCHED, 1979
"SPACEHUNTER--ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE" RELEASED IN US, 1983
"WILLOW" RELEASED IN US, 1988
GILDA RADNER DIED, 1989
STREET IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, 1995
US SUPREME COURT UPHELD EQUAL RIGHTS FOR HOMOSEXUALS, 1996
"HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE" RELEASED IN US, 2004
ARMED FORCES DAY, 2017
MOREL MUSHROOM FESTIVAL, MUSCODA, WI, 2017
NATIONAL LEARN TO SWIM DAY, 2017
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK, 2017
PREAKNESS STAKES, PIMLICO RACE COURSE, BALTIMORE, MD, 2017
RIVERWALK BURGER BATTLE, FT LAUDERDALE, FL, 2017


SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
I NEED A PATCH FOR THAT DAY
NATIONAL WAITSTAFF DAY
UN WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY
PLATO (ARISTOCLES),  427 BCE
SISTER MARIA INNOCENTIA HUMMEL, 1909	
ALBRECHT DURER, 1471
PHILIP II OF SPAIN, 1527
HERNANDO de SOTO DIED ON THE SHORE OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, 1542
ALEXANDER POPE, 1688
JOHN ELIOT (APOSTLE TO THE INDIANS) DIED, 1690
ELIZABETH GURNEY FRY (BRITISH PRISON & HOSPITAL REFORM), 1780  
HENRI JULIEN FELIX ROUSSEAU, 1844
WILLIAM EINTHOVEN (INVENTED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH), 1860
GLENN HAMMOND CURTIS, 1878
RED CROSS FOUNDED IN U.S., WASHINGTON, DC, 1881
US LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK, NY, 1881
ARMAND HAMMER, 1898
CT BECAME 1ST STATE IN US TO SET SPEED LIMIT (12 MPH COUNTRY, 8 CITY), 1901
MARCEL LAJOS BREUER (ARCHITECT & DESIGNER), 1902
THOMAS WRIGHT "FATS" WALLER, 1904
1ST HORROR FILM (DR. JEKYL & MR. HYDE) RELEASED, CHICAGO, 1908
HAROLD ROBBINS, 1916
RAYMOND WILLIAM STACEY BURR, 1917
ANDREI DMITRIYEVICH SAKHAROV (SOVIET PHYSICIST, ENVIRONMENTALIST & DISSIDENT), 1921
LINDBERGH LANDED IN PARIS, 1927
1ST DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, 1932
AMELIA EARHART COMPLETED TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT, 1932
JANE ADDAMS (HULL HOUSE, CHICAGO) DIED, 1935
AMELIA EARHART LEFT OAKLAND ON HER FINAL FLIGHT, 1937
NAZI SPECIAL UNIT KILLED +1500 HOSPITAL PATIENTS IN E PRUSSIA, 1940
BOGART & BACALL MARRIED, 1945
AL FRANKEN, 1951
MR. T (LAURENCE TERO), 1952
JEFFREY DAHMER, 1960
US NUCLEAR SUBMARINE "SCORPION" LAST HEARD FROM, 1968
LAZLO TOTH ATTACKED "PIETA", 1972
"EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" RELEASED IN US, 1980
1ST WOMEN GRADUATED US COAST GUARD ACADEMY, 1981
LAST EPISODE "MIAMI VICE", 1989
RAJIV GANDHI ASSASSINATED, 1991
SUSAN LUCCI FINALLY WON 1ST EMMY AFTER 19 NOMINATIONS, 1999
"PEARL HARBOR" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"TERMINATOR SALVATION" RELEASED IN US, 2009
BAY TO BREAKERS RACE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2017
GORDON CASTLE HIGHLAND GAMES, FOCHABERS, SCOTLAND, 2017
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK, 2017
INTERNATIONAL NEW FRIENDS, OLD FRIENDS WEEK, 2017
NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW, NEW YORK, NY, 2017
PUG CRAWL, PORTLAND, OR, 2017
ROSE FESTIVAL BEGINS, PORTLAND, OR, 2017


MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
NATIONAL MARITIME DAY
UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIODIVERSITY
WORLD GOTH DAY
ALEXANDER THE GREAT DEFEATED DARIUS THE GREAT, GRANICUS, TURKEY, 334 BCE
WAR OF ROSES BEGAN/YORKISTS DEFEATED LANCASTRIANS AT ST ALBANS, 1455
WILHELM RICHARD WAGNER, 1813
NATIONAL MARITIME DAY/1ST STEAMSHIP CROSSING OF ATLANTIC, 1819
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED PROTECTIONIST ACT, 1824
"GREAT EMIGRATION" WAGON TRAIN LEFT INDEDPENDENCE, MO, FOR OREGON, 1843
MARY STEVENSON CASSATT, 1844
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PATENTED FLOATING DRYDOCK, 1849
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, 1859
VICTOR HUGO DIED, 1885
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, 1902
LAURENCE OLIVIER, 1907
SUN RA (HERMAN POULE BLOUNT"), 1914
CHARLES AZNAVOUR, 1924
PETER MATTHIESSEN (NOVELIST & NATURALIST), 1927
LADY ISABELLA AUGUSTA GREGORY (IRISH RENAISSANCE) DIED, 1932
ITALY & GERMAN SIGNED "PACT OF STEEL"/BEGINNING OF AXIS, 1939
BETTY WILLIAMS (N IRISH PEACE ACTIVIST), 1943
BERNIE TAUPIN, 1950
KENNETH ALESSIO BIANCHI ("HILLSIDE STRANGLER", WITH HIS COUSIN, ANGELO BUONO), 1951
STRONGEST EARTHQUAKE OF THE 20TH CENTURY STRUCK SOUTHERN CHILE (9.5), 1960
SPACE NEEDLE BECAME 1ST REVOLVING RESTAURANT, 1961
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RECORDED 1ST SONG, 1966
LANGSTON HUGHES DIED, 1967
PREMIERE "MR ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD", 1967
NAOMI CAMPBELL (SUPERMODEL), 1970
NIXON BECAME 1ST PRESIDENT TO VISIT MOSCOW, 1972
APOLO ANTON OHNO, 1982
REPUBLIC OF YEMEN, 1990
JOHNNY CARSON'S LAST NIGHT AS HOST OF "TONIGHT SHOW", 1992
LAST EPISODE, "STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION", 1994
"MISSION IMPOSSIBLE" RELEASED IN US, 1996
CHANDRA LEVY'S REMAINS FOUND AFTER SHE'D BEEN MISSING FOR YEAR, 2002
"BRUCE ALMIGHTY" RELEASED IN US, 2003
ANNIKA SORENSTRAM BECAME 1ST WOMAN TO COMPETE IN PGA TOURNAMENT IN 58 YEARS, 2003
"INDIANA JONES & THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS" RELEASED IN US, 2008
CANADA–VICTORIA DAY, 2017
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE NATIONAL FINALS, WASHINGTON, DC, 2017


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
WORLD TURTLE DAY
JOAN OF ARC CAPTURED BY BOURBON'S TROOPS, 1430
MARRIAGE OF HENRY VIII & KATHARINE OF ARAGON ANNULLED, 1535
WILLIAM KIDD EXECUTED FOR PIRACY, LONDON, 1701
CARL VonLINNE (LINNAEUS) , 1707
FRIEDRICH ANTON MESMER, 1734
SOUTH CAROLINA (8), 1788
SARAH MARGARET FULLER (SOCIAL REFORMER), 1810
AMBROSE EVERETT BURNSIDE, 1824
MASON LOCKE WEEMS DIED, 1825
1ST NURSERY SCHOOL IN US OPENED, NEW YORK, NY, 1827
THE BAB ANNOUNCED HIMSELF (BAHAI'I), 1844
ARABELLA MANSFIELD (BELL AURELIA BABB) (1ST FEMALE LAWYER IN US), 1846
KIT CARSON DIED, 1868
NW MOUNTED POLICE ESTABLISHED, 1873
DOUGLAS ELTON FAIRBANKS, SR (JULIUS ULLMAN), 1883
N.Y. PUBLIC LIBRARY INCORPORATED, 1895
SGT. WILLIAM H. CARNEY BECAME 1ST BLACK TO RECEIVE U.S. MEDAL OF HONOR, EARNED IN 1863, 1900
JOAN CRAWFORD (LUCILLE FAY LeSVEUR), 1905
HENRIK IBSEN DIED, 1906
ARTIE SHAW (ARTHUR JACOB ARSHAWSKY) (BAND LEADER), 1910
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DEDICATED, 1911
HELEN O'CONNELL, 1920
ROSEMARY CLOONEY, 1928
JOAN COLLINS, 1933
BONNIE & CLYDE SHOT TO DEATH BY POLICE NEAR SAILES, LA, 1934
ROBERT MOOG, 1934
JOHN D ROCKEFELLER DIED, 1937
HEINRICH HIMMLER KILLED HIMSELF UPON CAPTURE, 1945
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (W), 1949
PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACCEPTED WOMEN MINISTERS, 1955
DREW CAREY, 1958
MITCH ALBOM, 1958
ISRAELI AGENTS CAPTURED ADOLF EICHMANN IN ARGENTINA (ESCAPED US CUSTODY IN 1946), 1960
TSUNAMI HIT HAWAI'I, 1960
DREW CAREY, 1961
JEWEL KILCHER, 1974
US SURGEON GENERAL C EVERETT KOOP STATED NONSMOKERS COULD GET LUNG DISEASE FROM 
	SECONDARY SMOKE, 1984
US SUPREME COURT UPHELD BAN ON ABORTION COUNSELING, 1991
"LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK 2" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"SHANGHAI NOON" RELEASED IN US, 2000


WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
BROTHERS DAY
BULGARIA:  ENLIGHTENMENT & CULTURE DAY
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS DIED, 1543
WILLIAM GILBERT, 1544
DANIEL GABRIEL FAHRENHEIT, 1686
JEAN-PAUL MARAT, 1743
EMANUEL LEUTZE ("WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE"), 1816  
VICTORIA, 1819
JAMES PEALE DIED, 1831
1ST U.S. TELEGRAPH LINE OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHED, 1844
JOHN BROWN'S RAID ON POTTAWATOMI, KS, 1856
1ST UNION CIVIL WAR COMBAT FATALITY, 1861
VICTORIA BOAT DISASTER, LONDON, ONTARIO, 1881
BROOKLYN BRIDGE OPENED, 1883
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE, OBERLIN, OH, 1893
SAMUEL IRVING NEWHOUSE ("AMERICA'S MOST PROFITABLE PUBLISHER"), 1895
1ST PARKING GARAGE IN US OPENED, BOSTON, MA, 1899
BARBARA WEST DAINTON (ONE OF THE LAST "TITANIC" SURVIVORS, DIED 2007), 1911
"COCOANUTS" BECAME 1ST MARX BROTHERS FILM, 1929
GARY BURGHOFF, 1934
1ST NIGHT BASEBALL GAME PLAYED UNDER LIGHTS, CINCINNATI, OH, 1935
TOMMY CHONG, 1938
BATTLE OF THE DENMARK STRAIT/"BISMARCK" SANK "HMS HOOD" (SEE 5/27), 1941
BOB DYLAN  (ROBERT ALLEN ZIMMERMAN), 1941
FRANK OZ, 1944
PATTI LaBELLE, 1944
PRISCILLA BEAULIEU PRESLEY, 1946
JIM BROADBENT, 1949
ROSEANNE CASH, 1955
JOHN FOSTER DULLES DIED, 1959
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, 1960
BARRY GOLDWATER SUGGESTED NUKING N VIETNAMESE, 1964
DUKE ELLINGTON DIED, 1974
"VIEW TO A KILL" RELEASED IN US, 1985
"INDIANA JONES & THE LAST CRUSADE" RELEASED IN US, 1989
"BACKDRAFT" RELEASED IN US, 1991
"BRAVEHEART" RELEASED IN US, 1995
JONATHAN NICHOLAS KILLED, 1995
"MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"INSOMNIA" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH" RELEASED IN US, 2006
INTERNATIONAL TIARA DAY, 2017


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
FEAST OF ST. BEDE
FLORIDA:  POETRY DAY
NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN DAY
CHARLES II RETURNED TO ENGLAND TO BECOME KING, 1660
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1787
STEPHEN THEODORE BADIN BECAME 1ST CATHOLIC PRIEST ORDAINED IN US, BALTIMORE, MD, 1793
EDWARD GEORGE EARLE BULWER-LYTTON, 1803
RALPH WALDO EMERSON, 1803
ARGENTINA INDEPENDENT FROM SPAIN, 1810
AMERICAN UNITARIAN ASSOCIATION, 1825
JOHN ALEXANDER DOWIE (EVANGELIST), 1847
PRES LINCOLN SUSPENDED WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS FOR DURATION OF CIVIL WAR, 1861
NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY/LUTHER "BILL" ROBINSON, 1878
PREMIERE "H M S PINAFORE", LONDON, 1878
IGOR IVAN SIKORSKY, 1889
TITO  (JOSIP BROZ), 1892
OSCAR WILDE SENT TO PRISON (SEE 5/19), 1895
BENNET CERF, 1898
HAL DAVID (LYRICIST), 1921
MILES DAVIS, 1926
ROBERT LUDLUM, 1927
BEVERLY SILLS (BELLE SILVERMAN), 1929
BABE RUTH HIT 714TH & FINAL HOME RUN, 1935
ISMAIL MERCHANT (ISMAIL NOORMOHAMED ABDUL REHMAN) (FILM PRODUCER, MERCHANT-IVORY), 1936
JORDANIAN INDEPENDENCE PROCLAIMED, 1946
GORDON SMITH (SENATOR, OR), 1952
AFRICAN FREEDOM DAY/ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, 1963
MIKE MYERS, 1963
LAURYN HILL, 1975
"STAR WARS" RELEASED IN US, 1977
CHINA REPEALED BAN ON SHAKESPEARE, 1977
AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 191 BECAME WORST DOMESTIC AIR DISASTER IN US HISTORY, 1979
DANICA PATRICK, 1982
"RETURN OF THE JEDI" RELEASED IN US, 1983
EXISTENCE OF LECHUGILLA CAVE CONFIRMED, 1986
"BACK TO THE FUTURE 3" RELEASED IN US, 1990
JAY LENO BECAME FULL TIME HOST OF "TONIGHT SHOW", 1992
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN RETURNED TO RUSSIA, 1994
EXISTENCE OF BLACK HOLES CONFIRMED, 1994
"ILLUSIONIST" RELEASED IN US, 2006
"PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION" RELEASED IN US, 2006
"PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN–AT WORLD'S END" RELEASED IN US, 2007
CRAB FESTIVAL, KODIAK, AK, 2017
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION, 2017
FLORIDA–POETRY DAY, 2017
GRAND PRIX, MONTE CARLO, MONACO, 2017
NATIONAL EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGETABLES DAY, 2017
NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY, 2017
VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION, FT WORTH, TX, 2017


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
AUSTRALIA–SORRY DAY
WORLD LINDY HOP DAY
FEAST OF ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY/DIED, 604
COLONISTS ATTACKED PEQUOT VILLAGE IN CT, KILLING ABOUT 500, 1637
SAMUEL PEPYS DIED, 1703
ALEXANDER PUSHKIN, 1799
MONTANA TERRITORY CREATED, 1864
PRES ANDREW JOHNSON NOT IMPEACHED BY 1 VOTE, 1868
AL JOLSON  (ASA YOELSON), 1886
NICHOLAS II BECAME LAST RUSSIAN CZAR, 1896
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA 1ST WENT ON SALE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1897
JOHN WAYNE  (MARION MICHAEL MORRISON), 1907
ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK, NY, 1913
JAY SILVERHEELS, 1919
PEGGY LEE (NORMA DELORIS EGSTROM), 1920
PRES COOLIDGE SIGNED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION ACT, 1924
MILES DEWEY DAVIS, III, 1926
LAST DAY OF PRODUCTION OF FORD MODEL T, 1927
MURAD "JACK" KEVORKIAN, 1928
EVACUATION OF DUNKIRK BEGAN, 1940
FIREBOMBING OF TOKYO, 1946
STEPHANIE "STEVIE" NICKS, 1948
HANK WILLIAMS, JR., 1949
PAM GRIER, 1949
SALLY KRISTEN RIDE (1st AMERICAN & 3RD WOMAN IN SPACE), 1951
HELENA BONHAM CARTER, 1966
MARTIN HEIDEGGER DIED, 1976
VIETNAM & US RESUMED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSHIPS, 1994
"JOHNNY MNEMONIC" RELEASED IN US, 1995
"SHANGHAI NOON" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"X-MEN LAST STAND" RELEASED IN US, 2006
BEERFEST, KILLARNEY, CO KERRY, IRELAND, 2017
FOLK FESTIVAL, WHITE SPRINGS, FL, 2017
NATIONAL POLKA FESTIVAL, ENNIS, TX, 2017
NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL BEGINS, SEATTLE CENTER, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
RAMADAN BEGINS @ SUNSET, 2017
RATHLIN SOUND MARITIME FESTIVAL, BALLYCASTLE, CO ANTRIM, N IRELAND, 2017
ROSE FESTIVAL CITYFAIR OPENS, PORTLAND, OR, 2017
SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA OPENS, CHARLESTON, SC, 2017


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017
JOHN BECAME KING OF ENGLAND, 1199
IBN KHALDUN (ARABIC HISTORIAN), 1332
JOHN CALVIN DIED, 1564
ST PETERSBURG FOUNDED AS RUSSIAN CAPITOL, 1703
CORNELIUS VANDERBILT, 1794
AMELIA JENKS BLOOMER, 1818
JULIA WARD HOWE ("BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC"), 1819
JAMES BUTLER "WILD BILL" HICKOK, 1837
NICOLO PAGANINI DIED, 1840
SURVIVOR WON 1ST PREAKNESS STAKES, 1873
DORA ANGELA "ISADORA" DUNCAN, 1878
SAMUEL DASHIELL HAMMETT, 1894
OSCAR WILDE SENT TO PRISON, 1895
DAVID NELSON CROSTHWAIT, JR (AFRICAN-AMERICAN HVAC PIONEER), 1898
RACHEL LOUISE CARSON, 1907
HUBERT HORATIO HUMPHREY, 1911
VINCENT LEONARD PRICE, 1911
SAMUEL JACKSON SNEAD, 1912
HERMAN WOUK, 1915
CHRISTOPHER LEE, 1922
HENRY ALFRED KISSINGER, 1923
HANNIBAL, MO, ERECTED STATUES OF TOM SAWYER & HUCK FINN, 1926
LAST FORD MODEL T OFF ASSEMBLY LINE, 1927
RICHARD GURLEY DREW PATENTED CELLOPHANE TAPE, 1930
HARLAN ELLISON, 1934
LOUIS GOSSETT, JR., 1936
R.M.S. QUEEN MARY MADE MAIDEN VOYAGE, 1936
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE OPENED, 1937
"BISMARCK" SUNK (SEE 5/24), 1941
FDR PROCLAIMED NATIONAL EMERGENCY, 1941
BRUCE COCKBURN, 1945
"FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE" RELEASED IN US, 1964
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU DIED, 1964
NEHRU DIED, 1964
"SCORPION" LOST, 1968
JOSEPH FIENNES ("SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE"), 1970
JAMIE OLIVER, 1975
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN RETURNED TO RUSSIA, 1994
"SEX & THE CITY" RELEASED IN THE US, 2008
CELTIC FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES, ALMA, MI, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, BLACKFORD, SCOTLAND, 2017


SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
FEAST OF ST. BERNARD OF MONTJOUX (FOUNDED HOSPICES @ ALPINE SUMMITS)/DIED 1081
GEORGE I, 1660
JOSEPH IGNACE GUILLOTIN, 1738
1ST ENGAGEMENT OF THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, SW PA (LT COL GEORGE WASHINGTON), 1756
WILLIAM PITT THE YOUNGER, 1759
THOMAS MOORE, 1779
JEAN LOUIS RODOLPHE AGASSIZ (NATURALIST, ICTHYOLOGIST & GEOLOGIST), 1807
"INDIAN REMOVAL ACT" SIGNED, 1830
NOAH WEBSTER DIED, 1843
54TH MA INFANTRY BECAME 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN REGIMENT DEPLOYED FOR COMBAT, 1863
COMMUNE COLLAPSED, PARIS, FRANCE, 1871
GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON, 1874
JAMES FRANCIS THORPE, 1888
SIERRA CLUB, 1892
IAN LANCASTER FLEMING, 1908
BARRY COMMONER, 1917
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (BARITONE), 1925
"ON WITH THE SHOW" BECAME 1ST ALL COLOR, ALL TALKING MOVIE, 1929
DIONNE QUINTS (MARIE, CECILLE, YVONNE, EMILIE & ANNETTE), 1934
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE OPENED, 1937
GOVT OF GERMANY FOUNDED GESELLSCHAFT ZUR VORBERITUNG DES DEUTSCH VOLKSWAGENS, 1937
BELGIUM SURRENDERED TO NAZIS, 1940
MAEVE BINCHY, 1940
GLADYS KNIGHT, 1944
RUDOLPH WILLIAM GIULIANI (FORMER MAYOR, NEW YORK CITY), 1944
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES, 1957
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, 1961
MATTHIAS RUST LANDED IN RED SQUARE, 1987
MAYA ANGELOU DIED, 2014
HIGHLAND GAMES, CARMUNNOCK, SCOTLAND, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS 500, 2017
ROSE FESTIVAL HALF MARATHON, PORTLAND, OR, 2017


MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017
UN: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS
CONSTANTINOPLE FELL TO THE TURKS, 1453
CHARLES II, 1630/RESTORATION, 1660
PATRICK HENRY, 1736
"VIRGINIA PLAN" PROPOSED, 1787
RHODE ISLAND (13), 1790
EBENEZER BUTTERICK, 1826
WISCONSIN ADMITTED (30), 1848
SOJOURNER TRUTH SPOKE AT WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION, AKRON, OH, 1851
PRES. ANDREW JOHNSON PROCLAIMED AMNESTY FOR ALL CONFEDERATE REBELS, 1865
GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON, 1874
OSWALD SPENGLER, 1880
BAHA'U'LLAH DIED, 1892
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (COMPOSER), 1897
BOB HOPE (LESLIE TOWNES), 1903
TERENCE HENRY WHITE, 1906
W S GILBERT DIED, 1911
STRAVINSKY'S "RITE OF SPRING" PREMIERE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1913
NORWEGIAN FREIGHTER SANK "EMPRESS OF IRELAND", KILLING OVER 1000, ST LAWRENCE RIVER, 1914
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY, 1917
CHARLES STRITE PATENTED POPUP TOASTER, 1919
EXPERIMENTAL PROOF OF EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY, 1919
BONUS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON, DC, 1932
PAUL RALPH EHRLICH (POPULATION BIOLOGIST), 1932
NAZIS FORCED JEWS IN PARIS TO WEAR YELLOW STARS ON COATS, 1942
DANNY ELFMAN (SOUNDTRACK COMPOSER), 1953
EDMUND HILLARY & TENZING NORGAY COMPLETED ASCENT OF EVEREST, 1953
LaTOYA JACKSON, 1957
MICHELLE PFEIFFER, 1958
ADRIAN PAUL ("HIGHLANDER" TV SHOW), 1959
MELISSA ETHERIDGE, 1961
NIXON & BREZHNEV RELEASED "MOSCOW COMMUNIQUE", 1972
RIOT AT EUROPEAN CUP MATCH, HEYSEL STADIUM, BRUSSELS (39 KILLED), 1985
"SPEED RACER" RELEASED IN US, 2009
CHEESE ROLLING, COOPER'S HILL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 2017
MEMORIAL DAY , 2017


TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
MAHLON LOOMIS DAY (PATENTED RADIO BEFORE MARCONI)
TRADITIONAL MEMORIAL DAY
FEAST OF ST. JOAN OF ARC/BURNED AT THE STAKE, 1431
COLUMBUS LEFT ON 3RD VOYAGE, 1498
UNIVERSITY OF MARBURG, 1527
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE KILLED, 1593
PETER PAUL RUBENS DIED, 1640
PETER THE GREAT, 1672
ALEXANDER POPE DIED, 1744
VOLTAIRE DIED, 1778
"PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST" BECAME 1ST DAILY PAPER IN U.S., 1783
MIKHAIL ALEKSANDROVICH BAKUNIN (ANARCHIST THEORIST), 1814
1ST INDENTURED SERVANTS FROM INDIA ARRIVED IN TRINIDAD, 1845
PETER CARL FABREGE, 1846
DOROTHY LEIB HARRISON WOOD EUSTIS (FOUNDED SEEING EYE), 1886
1ST AUTO ACCIDENT RECORDED, NEW YORK, NY, 1895
HOWARD WINCHESTER HAWKS (FILM DIRECTOR), 1896
MELVIN JEROME BLANC, 1908
BENJAMIN DAVID GOODMAN, 1909
CHRISTINE JORGENSEN (GEORGE WILLIAM JORGENSEN, JR), 1910
MILTON BRADLEY DIED, 1911
RAY HARROUN WON 1ST INDIANAPOLIS 500, 1911
U.S. MARINES SENT TO NICARAGUA, 1912
WILBUR WRIGHT DIED, 1912
1ST BALKAN WAR ENDED, 1913
LINCOLN MEMORIAL DEDICATED, 1922
SALLY RAND MADE 1ST APPEARANCE AT CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR, 1933
ALEKSEY ARKHIPOVICH LEONOV (COSMONAUT–1ST EVA EVER), 1934
BABE RUTH'S LAST BALL GAME, 1935
BATTLE OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, 1943
COLM MEANEY, 1953
WYNONA JUDD  (CHRISTINA CIMINELLA), 1964
MARINER 9 LAUNCHED, 1971
STEVE PREFONTAINE DIED, 1975
PAPAL "NO" ON ORDINATION OF WOMEN, 1994
"UNDERCOVER BROTHER" RELEASED IN US, 2002
RECOVERY & CLEAN UP OF WORLD TRADE CENTER ENDED, NEW YORK, NY, 2002
"FINDING NEMO" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"ITALIAN JOB" RELEASED IN US, 2003
NATALIE HOLLOWAY DISAPPEARED ON ARUBA, 2005
"SEX & THE CITY" RELEASED IN US, 2008
CHINA–DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, 2017
SHAVOUT, SUNSET, 2017


WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
W.H.O. WORLD NO-TOBACCO DAY
SAMUEL PEPYS MADE LAST DIARY ENTRY, 1669
THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES BANNED IN PA, 1759
PRES WASHINGTON SIGNED 1ST US COPYRIGHT LAW, 1790
HAYDN DIED, 1809
WALTER WHITMAN, 1819
JOSEPH GRIMALDI DIED (ENGLISH CLOWN), 1837
ST STEPHEN'S TOWER CLOCK ("BIG BEN") 1ST OPERATIONAL, 1859
LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN, NEWPORT, RI, 1860
BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES, VA, 1862
JOHNSTOWN, PA, FLOOD, 1889
NORMAN VINCENT PEALE, 1898
BOER WAR ENDED, 1902
ELIZABETH BLACKWELL (1ST WOMAN MD IN US) DIED, 1910
17TH AMENDMENT (POPULAR ELECTION OF SENATORS), 1913
MILITARY EXEMPTIONS FOR CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS 1ST OFFERED, 1918
DENHOLM ELLIOTT (MARCUS BRODY IN "INDIANA JONES" MOVIES), 1922
PATRICIA ROBERTS HARRIS (1ST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN AMBASSADOR & CABINET SECRETARY), 1924
CLINTON EASTWOOD, JR, 1930
PETER YARROW, 1938
TERRY WAITE (CHURCH OF ENGLAND SPECIAL ENVOY), 1939
NAZIS CONQUERED CRETE, 1941
JOSEPH WILLIAM NAMATH, 1943
LEA THOMPSON, 1961
UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA, 1910/REPUBLIC, 1961
ADOLF EICHMANN EXECUTED IN ISRAEL, 1962
CHRISTA BROOKE CAMILLE SHIELDS, 1965
U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW, 1976
PREMIERE "SEINFELD", 1990
"DRAGONHEART" RELEASED IN US, 1996
TIMOTHY LEARY DIED, 1996
"SURVIVOR" PREMIERE, 2000
TITO PUENTE DIED, 2000
"SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS" RELEASED IN US, 2005
W MARK FELT REVEALED AS "DEEP THROAT", 2005
NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY, 2017
WHAT YOU THINK UPON GROWS DAY, 2017