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History: The version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Medieval: Only half bad.
I can’t understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
In which period of history did nerds rule the world?




May 2017


This Day In History  
May 1: May DayMay 1, 1862: 1st PlasticMay 1, 1851: 1st World’s FairMay 1, 1840: Penny Black - 1st World’s Adhesive Postage StampMay 1, 1822: Difference EngineMay 2, 1986: Start of Expo ’86May 2, 1892: (b) Baron Von RichthofenMay 2, 1729: (b) Catherine the GreatMay 2, 1611: King James Bible PublishedMay 3: World Press Freedom DayMay 3: Constitution Day (Japan)May 3, 1915: ‘In Flanders Fields’ PoemMay 3, 1494: Jamaica Discovered by ColumbusMay 4: Star Wars Day: May The Forth Be With You!May 4: Greenery Day (Japan)May 4, 1780: 1st DerbyMay 5: Kentucky OaksMay 5: Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)May 5: Children’s Day (Japan(May 5, 1945: Balloon Bomb at Bly, OregonMay 5, 1891: Carnegie Hall OpensMay 6: Kentucky DerbyMay 6: Nurses’ Day (US)May 6, 1994: Chunnel CrossingMay 6, 1954: Four-Minute ’Miracle Mile’May 6, 1937: Hindenburg CrashMay 6, 1527: Sack of RomeMay 7, 1945: End of World War II in EuropeMay 7, 1915: Lusitania SankMay 7, 1840: (b) TchaikovskyMay 7, 1833: (b) BrahmsMay 7, 1812: (b) Robert BrowningMay 8: Liberation Day (France)May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe V-E DayMay 8, 1840: 1st Photography PatentMay 9: Teacher’s DayMay 9: Lost Sock Memorial DayMay 9, 1926: 1st Flight Over North PoleMay 9, 1899: 1st Lawn MowerMay 10: Full Flower MoonMay 10, 1940: BlitzkriegMay 10, 1869: 1st U.S. Transcontinental RailroadMay 10, 1503: Columbus Discovered Cayman IslandsMay 11, 1949: Siam became ThailandMay 11, 1927: Power Steering PatentMay 11, 1888: (b) Irving BerlinMay 11, 1865: Battle of Palmito HillMay 12: Nurses’ Day (Canada)May 12, 1847: Odometer InventedMay 12, 1820: (b) Florence NightingaleMay 13, 1935: Parking Meter PatentMay 13, 1914: (b) Joe LouisMay 13, 1913: 1st Four Engine AircraftMay 13, 1880: Menlo Park Electric RailwayMay 14: Mother’s DayMay 14, 1948: Israel Declares IndependenceMay 14, 1944: (b) George LucasMay 14, 1796: Smallpox VaccineMay 15, 1964: Smothers Brothers DebutMay 15, 1930: 1st Flight AttendantMay 15, 1756: Seven Years WarMay 15, 1479 BC: Battle of MegiddoMay 16, 1929: 1st Academy AwardsMay 16, 1919: (b) LiberaceMay 16, 1817: Mississippi River SteamboatMay 17: Sierpinski DayMay 17, 1981: World Wide WebMay 17, 1900: Relief of MafekingMay 17, 1875: 1st Kentucky Derby Horse RaceMay 18: Museum DayMay 18: Visit Your Relatives DayMay 18, 1980: Mt. St. HelensMay 19: Plant Something DayMay 19, 1935: (d) T.E. Lawrence (known as ’Lawrence of Arabia’ in WWI)May 19, 1848: Treaty of Guadalupe HidalgoMay 19, 1536: Anne Boleyn BeheadedMay 20: Armed Forces Day (U.S.)May 20: Bike To Work DayMay 20, 1873: Miner’s Work Trousers PatentMay 20, 1830: Fountain Pen PatentMay 21: Stepmother’s DayMay 21: Rogation SundayMay 21: Blackjack DayMay 21, 1932: 1st Transatlantic Solo Flight by a WomanMay 21, 1927: 1st Nonstop Flight - New York to ParisMay 21, 1914: 1st Greyhound BusMay 21, 1881: American Red Cross FoundedMay 21, 47 BC: ’Veni, vidi, vici’ by Julius Caesar @ Battle of ZelaMay 22: Victoria DayMay 22: Desmond DayMay 22, 1993: 1st Internet MovieMay 22, 1987: Rick Hansen finished Man In Motion TourMay 22, 1980: Pac-Man first released in JapanMay 22, 1859: (b) Sir Arthur Conan DoyleMay 22, 1813: (b) WagnerMay 22, 1455: Start of the 30-year ’Wars of the Roses’

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