This Day in History: May

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Can you name the events that happened on each day in May?

Featured May 2, 2011

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May 1This founder of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda was confirmed killed in Pakistan (2011).
May 2France's treaty selling this territory to the US was signed (1803).
May 3This woman became the first female Prime Minister of the UK (1979).
May 4Germany temporarily stopped its use of this submarine policy (1916).
May 5Napoleon died in exile on this island (1821).
May 6This airship caught fire over Lakehurst, New Jersey (1937).
May 7This man was sworn in as the 2nd president of Russia (2000).
May 8Lavoisier, the 'Father of Modern Chemistry', was beheaded during this period of the French Rev. (1794).
May 9West Germany joined this anti-Soviet Union organization (1955).
May 10This man resigned as Prime Minister of the UK (1940).
May 11This city became the new capital of the Roman Empire (AD 330).
May 12The Soviet Union ended its blockade of this city due to the success of an airlift operation (1949).
May 13The US declared war on this nation due to its 'Manifest Destiny' (1846).
May 14Phase one of this dam, meant to divert the Nile, was completed (1964).
May 15England declared war on France starting this conflict (1756).
May 16Nazi soldiers ended an uprising in this Polish city's Jewish ghetto (1943).
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May 17This US Supreme Court case ruled against segregation in public schools (1954).
May 18A 26 year long civil war against the Tamil Tigers ended in this country (2009).
May 19This wife of Henry VIII was beheaded (1536).
May 20This Italian man, who explored for Spain, died (1506).
May 21This man made the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic (1927).
May 22This series of wars began between the Houses of York and Lancaster (1455).
May 23Israel announced that they had captured Adolf Eichmann in this country (1960).
May 24This man messaged, 'What Hath God Wrought?' (1844).
May 25The works of Shakespeare were no longer banned in this country (1977).
May 26The evacuation of Allied soldiers from this French village began (1940).
May 27This Russian city was founded and later made the new capital (1703).
May 28This nation tests 5 nuclear devices in response to India's nuclear tests (1998).
May 29Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb this peak (1953).
May 30This 19 year old girl was burned at the stake in France (1431).
May 31This South African war between the Afrikaners and British ended (1902).

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