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May 1: International Workers' Day; Easter (Eastern Christianity, 2016); Beltane in Ireland and Scotland; Law Day and Loyalty Day in the United States

Scene from Citizen Kane
Scene from Citizen Kane
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May 2: Flag Day in Poland

Soviet soldiers hoist the flag after the Battle of Berlin.
Soviet soldiers hoist the flag after the Battle of Berlin.
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May 3: World Press Freedom Day

João I of Kongo
João I of Kongo
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May 4: Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands

Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
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May 5: Ascension Day (Western Christianity, 2016); Feast of St George ( Palestinians); Liberation Day in Denmark, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands; Yom HaShoah in Israel (2016); Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and the United States; National Day of Prayer in the United States (2016)

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Issue of Pravda
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May 6: Saint George's Day in Bulgaria

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Grand Palace of Bangkok
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May 7: Easter Saturday (Eastern Christianity, 2016)

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Maximilien Robespierre
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May 8: Victory in Europe Day; World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; Miguel Hidalgo's Birthday in Mexico; Parents' Day in South Korea

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A glass of Coca-Cola
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May 9: Europe Day/Schuman Day in the European Union; Victory Day in various Eastern European countries

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Punch and Judy show
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May 10: Independence Day in Romania (1877)

Golden Spike Ceremony
Golden Spike Ceremony
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May 11: Yom Hazikaron in Israel (2016)

Crossing of the Blue Mountains
Crossing of the Blue Mountains
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May 12: International Nurses Day; Yom Ha'atzmaut in Israel (2016)

The Duke of Guise during the Day of the Barricades
The Duke of Guise during the Day of the Barricades
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May 13

Maamme, the Finnish national anthem
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May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias and Saint Mo Chutu (Roman Catholicism)

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Skylab
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May 15: Pentecost (Western Christianity, 2016); Nakba Day in Palestinian communities; Constituent Assembly Day in Lithuania; Sanja Matsuri begins in Tokyo (2016)

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An example of Baily's beads
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May 16: Whit Monday (Western Christianity, 2016)

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Shield nickel
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May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia; Galician Literature Day in Galicia, Spain

Main fragment of the Antikythera mechanism
Main fragment of the Antikythera mechanism
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May 18: Flag and Universities Day in Haiti; Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly in Turkmenistan; Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Crimean Tatar Genocide in Ukraine

Sada Abe
Sada Abe
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May 19: Greek Genocide Remembrance Day in Greece; Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey; Ho Chi Minh's birthday in Vietnam

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John Franklin
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May 20: Day of Remembrance in Cambodia; National Day in Cameroon ( 1972); Independence Day in East Timor ( 2002); National Awakening Day in Indonesia ( 1908)

First edition of Shakespeare's sonnets
First edition of Shakespeare's sonnets
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May 21: Navy Day in Chile

A boat on the Manchester Ship Canal
A boat on the Manchester Ship Canal
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May 22: Birth of Muhammad al-Mahdi ( Shia Islam, 2016); Pesach Sheni (Judaism, 2016); World Biodiversity Day; Unity Day in Yemen ( 1990)

Preston Brooks' attack on Charles Sumner
Preston Brooks' attack on Charles Sumner
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May 23: Victoria Day in Canada (2016)

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
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May 24: Independence Day in Eritrea ( 1993); Aldersgate Day ( Methodism)

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Brooklyn Bridge
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May 25: First Patriotic Government in Argentina ( 1810); Independence Day in Jordan ( 1946); Towel Day

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Dragon spacecraft
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May 26: Corpus Christi (various Western Christian churches, 2016); Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2016); National Sorry Day in Australia; Independence Day in Georgia ( 1918)

Vauxhall Bridge, London
Vauxhall Bridge, London
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May 27

King John of England
King John of England
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May 28: Republic Day in Armenia and Azerbaijan (both 1918)

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The Spanish Armada
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May 29: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers; Democracy Day in Nigeria

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Jenny Lind
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May 30: Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico; Memorial Day in the United States (2016)

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Queen Jane
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May 31: World No Tobacco Day; Feast of the Visitation ( Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism)

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