Historical Events in May, Month of May Events

Here is a list of some historical events in May. You can learn What major event happened in May?

Date Event
May 6, 1757 Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.
May 28, 1958 Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
May 29, 1868 Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
May 28, 1991 The capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.
May 26, 1865 American Civil War: The Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
May 21, 2001 French Taubira law is enacted, officially recognizing the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.
May 19, 1911 Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
May 8, 1942 World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington.
May 16, 1568 Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
May 13, 2012 Forty-nine dismembered bodies are discovered by Mexican authorities on Mexican Federal Highway 40.
May 28, 2011 Malta votes on the introduction of divorce; the proposal was approved by 53% of voters, resulting in a law allowing divorce under certain conditions being enacted later in the year.
May 30, 1574 Henry III becomes King of France.
May 29, 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.
May 24, 1960 Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
May 29, 1851 Sojourner Truth delivers her famous Ain't I a Woman? speech at the Woman’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.

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