Dates with Destiny - May

Special Historical Events are in Order below by Month, Day, Year.
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month, day, year and name of historicial events in your state, county, city or town.
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May Day Year Special Historic Events                     (Under Construction- Please Stop Back)
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2
1863
Battle of Chancellorsville Lee Defeats Hooker
3
1901
U.S. Established Civil Government in the Phillipines
4
1942
Great Naval and Air Battle of Coral Sea Began
5
1961
Alen Shepherd  Flew on United States First Manned Space Flight:
6
1942

Corregidor in Manila Harbor Falls to Japanese

7
1915
Lusitania Torpedoed and Sunk by German U-2 Boat
8
1945
VE Day - WWII Ended in Europe
9
1926
Com. Byrd Completes First Flight Over North Pole.
10
1869
First Transcontinental Railroad Completed- Union Pacific
11
1858
Minnesota  Admitted to the Union
12
13
1607
Jamestown, VA First English Settlement Founded in America
14
1804
Lewis & Clark began Exploration of Northwest
15
1918
World's First Regular Air mail Service Inaugurated by United States
16
1919
U.S. Hydroplane NC-4 Began Flight Newfoundland-Portugal
17
1749
Birth of Dr. Edward Jenner Discoverer of Vaccination
18
19
1848
United States-Mexico Sign Peace Treaty
20
1506
Columbus Died at Vallodolid, Spain
21
1927
First Atlantic Solo Flight - Charles Lindbergh
22
1819
First American Steamer Began Trans-Atlantic Voyage
23
1788
South Carolina Admitted to Union
24
1939
Rescue of 33 from Sub "Squalus"
25
1787
United States Constitutional Convention Began
26
1864
Montana Organizad as a Territory
27
1813
Americans Captured Fort George Near Niagara River
28
1937
$35,000,000.00 Golden Gate Bridge Opened at San Francisco
29
1917
Birth of John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States
30
Annual
Memorial Day
31
1889
2,209 Lives Lost in Johnstown Flood Johnstown,  Pennsylvania