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May's Calendar

May 1, 2017

Foster Care 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


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


1 May Day
1 Loyalty Day
1 Mother Goose Day
1 Save the Rhino Day
1 England releases the first 1st adhesive postage stamp(1840)
1 The first wagon train leaves Independence, Mo for California (1841)
1 "Buffalo Bill" Cody's first Wild West Show (1883)
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 Baby Day
2 Brothers and Sisters Day
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 Lumpy Rug Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
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 Bird Day
4 National Candied Orange Peel Day
4 Renewal Day
4 Star Wars Day
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 Cinco de Mayo
5 International Tuba Day - first Friday in May
5 National Hoagie Day
5 Oyster Day
5 Space Day - first Friday in May
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 Beverage Day
6 National Tourist Appreciation Day
6 National Nurses Day
6 No Diet Day
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 National Tourism Day
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 final album is "Long and Winding Road" is released. (1970)


8 Iris  Day
8 No Socks Day
8 V-E Day
8 World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day
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 Lost Sock Memorial Day 
9 National Teachers Day (Tuesday of the first full week of May)
9 A "Golden Spike" was driven into the railroad tracks at Promontory Summt, Utah, connecting the tracks of  the Union Pacific and Cenral 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 Clean up Your Room Day
10 National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May
10 School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week
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 Eat What You Want Day
11 Twilight Zone Day
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 Child Care Provider Day or Daycare Provider Day - Friday before Mother's Day
12 Fatigue Syndrome Day
12 International Nurses Day
12 Limerick Day
12 Military Spouses Day the Friday before Mother's Day 
12 The flush toilet is patented. (1792)


13 Birth Mother's Day - Saturday before Mother's Day
13 Blame Someone Else Day - first  Friday the 13th of the year.
13 Frog Jumping Day
13 International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May
13 Leprechaun Day
13  National Train Day- Saturday closest to May 10th
13 The Rolling Stones record the now infamous song "Satisfaction". (1965)
13 The Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres. (1970)
13 Reggie "Mr. October" Jackson becomes the first major league ballplayer to strike out 2,000 times. (1983)


14 Dance Like a Chicken Day
14 Mother's Day second Sunday in May
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 National Chocolate Chip Day
15 Police Officer's Memorial Day
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 Love a Tree Day
16 National Sea Monkey Day
16 Wear Purple for Peace Day
16 Charles Hires invents Root Beer. (1866)


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


18 International Museum Day
18 No Dirty Dishes Day
18 Visit Your Relatives Day
18 Napoleon Bonaparte  becomes Emperor of France (1804)


19 Boy's Club Day
19 National Bike to Work Day - third Friday of month
19 Ringling Brothers circus premieres. (1884)


20 Armed Forces Day - third Saturday of month
20 Be a Millionaire Day - now we all can go for that
20 Pick Strawberries Day
20 Hubble Space Telescope transmits photograph's from space (1990)


21 National Memo Day
21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day
21 The American Red Cross was formed. (1881)


22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day
22 World Goth Day
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 Lucky Penny Day
23 Legendary bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana. (1934)


24 National Escargot Day
24 Victoria Day(Canada) - usually the 24th
24 Nursery Rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was written by Mary Hale of Boston. (1830)


25 National Missing Children's Day
25 National Brown Bag It Day
25 National Wine Day
25 Tap Dance Day
25 Ford ceases production of the Model "T". (1927)
25 The movie blockbuster "Star Wars" is released. (1978)


26 Don't Fry Friday - Friday before Memorial Day
26 Sally Ride Day
26 Michael Jackson marries Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley. (1994)


27 International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
27 Ramadan - date varies
27 Sun Screen Day
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 Amnesty International Day
28 President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button that opens San Fransisco's Golden Gate Bridge. (1937)


29 Learn About Composting Day
29 Memorial Day last Monday of month.
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 Water a Flower Day
30 The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support. (1889)


31 National Macaroon Day
31 Save Your Hearing Day
31 World No Tobacco Day
31 The trans-Alaska pipeline is completed. (1977)