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Historical Events for May

May 1, 1873: The first United States Postal Card was issued.

May 2, 1780: William Herschel discovered first binary star (Xi Ursae Majoris).

May 3, 1802: Washington, D.C. was incorporated as a city.

May 4, 1780: American Academy of Arts & Science founded.

May 5, 1961: Astronaut Alan Shepard went on the first manned space flight.

May 6, 1915: Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a player for the Boston Red Sox.

May 7, 1952: The concept of the integrated circuit published by Geoffrey W.A. Drummer.

May 8, 1970: The Beatles UK album Let It Be, was released.

May 9, 1754: First United States newspaper cartoon published in Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette.

May 10, 1908: The first Mother's Day observance took place in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

May 11, 1947: B.F. Goodrich Company developed the tubeless tire.

May 12, 1777: The first ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-New York Gazette).

May 13, 1884: Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)formed.

May 14, 1796: The first vaccination against smallpox was administered by English doctor Edward Jenner.

May 15, 1672: First copyright law enacted by Massachusetts.

May 16, 1929: The first Academy Awards were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

May 17, 1792: The New York Stock Exchange was established.

May 18, 1927: Grauman’s Chinese Theater opened in Hollywood

May 19, 1994: Final Episode of LA Law after 8 year run.

May 20, 1609: Shakespeare’s Sonnets first published in London.

May 21, 1881: Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

May 22, 1761: The first life insurance policy in the United States was issued, in Philadelphia.

May 23, 1900: The Associated Press News Service forms in New York.

May 24, 1883: The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, opened to traffic.

May 25, 1937: First airmail letter to circle the globe returned to New York.

May 26, 1978: The first legal casino opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

May 27, 1937: The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public.

May 28, 1926: United States Customs Court created.

May 29, 1977: Janet Guthrie became first woman to drive in the Indy 500.

May 30, 1901: Memorial Day first observed in the United States.

May 31, 1927: The last Ford Model T automobile was made.

May Food Holidays

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