“All things seem possible in May.” — Edwin Way Teale

May 30 in History

May 30 in Pop Culture History May 30th is… Loomis Day Creativity Day Hole In My Bucket Day Mint Julep Day Water a Flower Day World Multiple Sclerosis Day 1431 – At Rouen, Normandy, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for heresy. 1631 – Gazette de France, the first French newspaper, began publication.

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“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” — William Shakespeare

May 19 in History

May 19 in Pop Culture History May 19th is… Devil’s Food Cake Day May Ray Day 1780 – That morning, a combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover caused complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States candles were needed by noon. It did not disburse …

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May 18 in History

May 18 in Pop Culture History May 18th is… Cheese Soufflé Day National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day No Dirty Dishes Day Visit Your Relatives Day 1910 – The Earth passes through the tail of Halley’s Comet. 1926 – In one of the first Media Frenzy of Popular Culture, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared while visiting …

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May 17 in History

May 17 in Pop Culture History May 17th is…  Cherry Cobbler Day Graduation Tassel Day Idaho Day Pack Rat Day Walnut Day 1536 – The annulment of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage. 1792 – The New York Stock Exchange was formed. 1875 – Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby. 1890 – Comic Cuts, the …

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May 16 in History

May 16 in Pop Culture History May 16th is… Honor Our LGBT Elders Day Barbecue (BBQ) Day Biographer’s Day Coquilles Saint Jacques Day Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day Love a Tree Day Mimosa Day Piercing Day Sea Monkey Day 1866 – Charles Elmer Hires in Philadelphia, PA invented Root Beer. Annie Get Your …

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May 15 in History

May 15 in Pop Culture History May 15th is… Chocolate Chip Day Nylon Stocking Day Peace Officers Memorial Day 1501 – Ottaviano Petrucci opened the first modern-style music publishing house, by producing the first book of music made from movable type in Venice. 1793 – Diego Marín Aguilera flew a glider for approximately 1,000 feet …

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May 14 in History

May 14 in Pop Culture History May 14th is… Buttermilk Biscuit Day Dance Like a Chicken Day Decency Day Underground America Day 1796 – Edward Jenner, a doctor from Gloucestershire, England, successfully tested his vaccination for smallpox on eight-year-old James Phipps. 1804 – Lewis and Clark’s expedition left St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to …

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May 13 in History

May 13 in Pop Culture History May 13th is… Apple Pie Day World Cocktail Day National Crouton Day Frog Jumping Day Fruit Cocktail Day 1607 – English in Virginia founded Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. 1637 – The rounded table knife was created by Cardinal Richelieu in France. 1890 – Nikola …

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May 12 in History

May 12 in Pop Culture History May 12th is… Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Limerick Day Nutty Fudge Day Odometer Day 1551 – The National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, was founded in Lima, Peru. 1932 – The body of the Lindbergh baby was found less than a mile from the Lindbergh …

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May 11 in History

May 11 in Pop Culture History May 11th is… Eat What You Want Day Foam Rolling Day Twilight Zone Day 868 – The first known dated printed book was the Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist scripture. A citation included: “printed on 11 May 868, by Wang Chieh, for free general distribution”. 1811 – The famous Siamese …

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May 10 in History

May 10 in Pop Culture History May 10th is… National Clean Up Your Room Day German Sherad Day Ice Cream Cake Day National Lipid Day Shrimp Day Washington Day Mother’s Day in Mexico is a set date of May 10th every year, unlike most other countries where it lands on a Sunday. 1503 – Columbus …

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