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famous educators posters

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Great Asian Americans posters Asian Pacific American Heritage Assoc
National Egg Month
(World Egg Day is 2nd Fri. in Oct.)
food posters American Egg Board
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month diseases posters Nat'l Neurofibromatosis Foundation
Older Americans Month aging maturity posters Administration on Aging
Physical Fitness & Sports Month child fitness posters Presidents Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
Tennis Month United States Tennis Assoc
Better Hearing & Speech Month hearing anatomy posters Am Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc
Trauma Month health posters American Trauma Society
Alcohol Awareness Month dangers of alcohol poster US DHHS & SAMHSA Clearinghouse- Alcohol & Drug Information
Mental Health Awareness Month health practioners posters National Mental Health Association
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month health posters Huntington's Disease Soc. of Am
Better Sleep Month Better Sleep Council
Healthy Vision Month eye posters National Eye Institute
Historic Preservation Month architecture posters National Trust for Historic Preservation
First Week of May
Teacher Appreciation Week & Teacher Day (Tuesdy first full week of May) educators posters National Education Association
Child Nutrition Employee Appreciaton Week Kiss the Cook American School Food Service Assoc
National Hospital Week health posters National Hospital Association
National Safe Kids Week safety posters National Safe Kids Campaign
National Safe Drinking Water Week hydrosphere posters US EPA Ground & Drinking Water
Be Kind to Animals Week animals & pets posters American Humane Society
National Wildflower Week flowers posters Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Cntr
Second Week of May
National Nurses Week - always celebrated 5-6 to 5-12 commemorating Florence Nightingale Birthday Notable Nurses posters American Nurses Association
National Nursing Home Week - always begins with Mother's Day American Health Care Association
Police Week C.O.P.S. site
National Stuttering Awareness Week health practitioners posters Stuttering Foundation of America
Third Week of May
Emergency Medical Services Awareness Week health practioners posters

American College of Emergency Physicians

Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Council

Fourth Week of May
International Pickle Week food posters Pickle Events & History
Pickle Week
May Holidays
May 1- May Day (always 5-1) May Day poster May Day Traditions
Beltane (modern Irish for May)
May 1 - Law Day, Loyalty Day
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo Mexico posters Cinco de Mayo Resource File
May 5 - Children's Day, Japan Japan posters Children's Day Lesson Ideas
Mother's Day - 2nd Sun May Mother's Day posters Mother's Day History
Pentecost/Whitsun (Western) 50th Day after Easter - 5-19-2013 (6-8-2014; 5-25-15) Christianity posters Pentecost Celebration & History
Memorial Day - Celebrated Last Monday in May Memorial Day poster

Department of Veterans Affairs

May Notable Dates
b. 5-1-1591 - Johann Adam Schall von Bell, astronomer, priest Johann Schall von Bell Resource File
b. 5-1-1672 - Joseph Addison, author Joseph Addison Resource File
b. 5-1-1764 - Benjamin Latrobe, architect Benjamin Latrobe Resource File
b. 5-1-1829 - Frederick Sandys, artist Frederick Sandys Resource File
b. 5-1-1852 - Martha Jane Cannary “Calamity Jane”, notorious woman Calamity Jane Resource File
b. 5-1-1881 - Teilhard de Chardin, visionary Teilhard CP Links for Learning

b. 5-1-1923 - Joseph Heller, author Catch-22

Joseph Heller Resource File
b. 5-1-1939 - Judy Collins, singer & songwriter, activist Judy Collins Resource File

d. 5-2-373 - Saint Athanasius Saint Athanasius Resource File
b. 5-2-1660 - A. Scarlatti composer A. Scarlatti Resource File
b. 5-2-1729 - Catherine II the Great Cathrine II Resource File
b. 5-2-1772 - Novalis, poet & philosopher Novalis Resource File
b. 5-2-1806 - Charles Gleyre, artist Charles Gleyre Resource File
b. 5-2-1843 - Elijah McCoy, inventor Elijah McCoy Resource File
b. 5-2-1860 - Theodor Herzl, writer & activist Theodor Herzl Resource File
b. 5-2-1879 - Nannie Helen Burroughs, activist Nannie Helen Burroughs Resource File
b. 5-2-1892 - Manfred von Richthofen, aviator Manfred von Richthfen Resource File
b. 5-2-1903 - Benjamin Spock, pediatrician Benjamin Spock Resource File
b. 5-2-1910 - Edmund Bacon, architect Edmund Bacon Resource File
b. 5-2-1980 - Sarah Hughes, figure skater Sarah Hughes Resource File

b. 5-3-1469 - Niccolo Machiavelli, philosopher Machiavelli Resource File
b. 5-3-1812 - William Samuel Henson, aviation pioneer William Samuel Henson Resource File
b. 5-3-1898 - Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist Septima Poinsette Clark Resource File
b. 5-3-1898 - Golda Meir, statesperson Golda Meir Resource File
b. 5-3-1906 - Mary Astor, actress Mary Astor Resource File
b. 5-3-1910 - Lottie Collins, music hall entertainer Lottie Collins Resource File
b. 5-3-1913 - William M. Inge, playwright & novelist William M. Inge Resource File
b. 5-3-1919 - Pete Seeger, folk musician & peace activist Pete Seeger Resource File
b. 5-3-1984 - Cheryl Burke, dancer Cheryl Burke Resource File

b. 5-4-1776 - Johann Friedrich Herbart, educator, philosopher, psychologist Johann Friedrich Herbart Resource File
b. 5-4-1796 - Horace Mann, educator Horace Mann Resource File
b. 5-4-1796 - William H. Prescott, historian William H. Prescott Resource File
b. 5-4-1825 - Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist Thomas Henry Huxley Resource File
b. 5-4-1827 - John Hanning Speke, explorer John Hanning Speke Resource File
• 5-4-1886 - Haymarket Riot, Chicago Haymarket Riot Resource File
b. 5-4-1916 - Jane Jacobs, activist, environmentalist and author Jane Jacobs Resource File
b. 5-4-1929 - Audrey Hepburn, actress Audrey Hepburn Resource File
b. 5-4-1920 - Roberta Peters, coloratura soprano Roberta Peters Resource File

b. 5-5-1813 - Søren Kierkegaard, philosopher Søren Kierkegaard Resource File
b. 5-5-1818 - Karl Marx, philosopher Karl Marx Resource File
b. 5-5-1846 - Henryk Adam Aleksandr Sienkiewicz, Pseudonym: Litwos, author Henryk Adam Aleksandr Sienkiewicz Resource File
b. 5-5-1856 - W. W. Denslow, illustrator W. W. Denslow Resource File
b. 5-5-1856 - Nellie Bly, journalist Nellie Bly Resource File
b. 5-5-1885 - Agustin Barrios, composer & guitarist Agustin Barrios Resource File
b. 5-5-1903 - James A. Beard, chef James A. Beard Resource File
b. 5-5-1942 - Tammy Wynette, singer & songwriter Tammy Wynette Resource File
• 5-5-1961 - Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into space. Alan Shepard Resource File
• 5-5-1992, 27th Amendment to US Constitution - No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened. Bill of Rights poster series Admendments to the Constitution

b. 5-6-1812 - Martin Delany, abolitionist, writer, explorer, physician Martin Delany Resource File
b. 5-6-1848 - Henry Edward Armstrong, chemist & educator Henry Edward Armstron Resource File
b. 5-6-1856 - Sigmund Freud, psychoanalyist Sigmund Freud Resource File
b. 5-6-1856 - Robert Peary, explorer Robert Peary Resource File
b. 5-6-1868 - Gaston Leroux, author Gaston Leroux Resource File
b. 5-6-1880 - Ernst Kirchner, artist Ernst Kirchner Resource File
b. 5-6-1894 - Alan John Cobham, aviator Alan John Cobham Resource File
b. 5-6-1915 - Orson Welles, actor Orson Welles Resource File
b. 5-6-1931 - Willie Mays, baseball player Willie Mays Resource File
• 5-6-1937 - Hindenburg Disaster: History Through a Lens poster Hindenburg Disaster History

b. 5-7-1812 - Robert Browning, poet Robert Browning Resource File
b. 5-7-1833 - Johannes Brahms, composer & pianist Johannes Brahms Resource File
b. 5-7-1845 - Mary Eliza Mahoney, nurse Mary Eliza Mahoney Resource File
b. 5-7-1867 - Wladyslaw Reymont, author, Nobel Literature, 1924 Wladyslaw Reymont Resource File
b. 5-7-1892 - Archibald MacLeish, author, Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish Resource File
• 5-7-1915 - Lusitania sunk by German sub The Sinking of the Lusitania

b. 5-8-1828 - Henry Durant, founder Red Cross, 1st Nobel Peace Prize Henry Durant Resource File
b. 5-8-1829 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer & pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk Resource File
b. 5-8-1859 - Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, novelist Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Resource File
b. 5-8-1884 - Harry S Truman, 33rd US President White House Bio, Harry S Truman
b. 5-8-1902 - Andre Lwoff, biologist Andre Lwoff Resource File
b. 5-8-1910 - Mary Lou Williams, pianist Mary Lou Williams Resource File
b. 5-8-1911 - Robert Johnson, musician Robert Johnson Resource File
b. 5-8-1926 - David Attenborough, naturalist & film maker David Attenborough Resource File
b. 5-8-1930 - Gary Snyder, poet & environmentalist Gary Snyder Resource File
b. 5-8-1970 - Naomi Klein, author & activist Naomi Klein Resource File

b. 5-9-1740 - Giovanni Paisiello, composer Giovanni Paisiello Resource File
b. 5-9-1800 - John Brown, abolitionist John Brown Resource File
b. 5-9-1860 - J. M. Barrie, author J. M. Barrie Resource File
b. 5-9-1920 - Richard Adams, author Richard Adams Resource File
b. 5-9-1928 - Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater Barbara Ann Scott Resource File
b. 5-9-1937 - Rafael Moneo, architect Rafael Moneo Resource File
b. 5-9-1949 - Billy Joel, composer & pianist Billy Joel Resource File

b. 5-10-1755 - Robert Gray, merchant sea captain Robert Gray Resource File
b. 5-10-1837 - P. B. S. Pinchback, politician P. B. S. Pinchback Resource File
b. 5-10-1849 - Augustin-Jean Fresnel, physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel Resource File
d. 5-10-1849 - Katsushika Hokusai, artist Katsushika Hokusai Resource File
b. 5-10-1866 - Leon Bakst, artist Leon Bakst Resource File
• 5-10-1869, First Transcontinental Railroad completed - History Through a Lens poster series: The Railrood: East & West Shaking Hands Transcontinental Railroad History
b. 5-10-1878 - Gustav Stresemann, politician & 1926 Nobel Peace Prize Gustave Stresemann Resource File
b. 5-10-1899 - Fred Astaire, dancer & actor Fred Astaire Resource File
b. 5-10-1943 - Judith Jamison, dancer & choreographer Judith Jamison Resource File
b. 5-10-1958 - Ellen Ochoa, astronaut Ellen Ochoa Resource File
b. 5-10-1960 - Bono, musician & activist Bono Resource File

b. 5-11-1817 - Fanny Cerrito, ballet dancer Fanny Cerrito Resource File
• 5-11-1858 - Minnesota, 32nd State All About Minnesota
b. 5-11-1875 - Harriet Quimby, aviator Harriet Quimby Resource File
b. 5-11-1888 - Irving Berlin, composer Irving Berlin Resource File
b. 5-11-1892 - Margaret Rutherford, actress Margaret Rutherford Resource File
b. 5-11-1894 - Martha Graham, dancer Martha Graham Resource File
b. 5-11-1895 - William Grant Still, composer William Grant Still Resource File
b. 5-11-1904 - Salvador Dali, artist CP Links for Learning - Dali
b. 5-11-1906 - Jackie Cochran, aviator Jacqueline Cochran Resource File
b. 5-11-1918 - Richard Feynman, physicist Richard Feynman Resource File

b. 5-12-1626 - Father Louis Hennepin, explorer Louis Hennepin Resource File
b. 5-12-1812 - Edward Lear, author & artist Edward Lear Resource File
b. 5-12-1820 - Florence Nightingale, nurse & mathematician American Nurses Association
b. 5-12-1828 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet & painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti Resource File
b. 5-12-1842 - Jules Massenet, composer Jules Massenet Resource File
b. 5-12-1845 - Gabriel Faure, composer Gabriel Faure Resource File
b. 5-12-1903 - Lorine Niedecker, poet Lorine Niedecker Resource File
b. 5-12-1907 - Katharine Hepburn, actress Katharine Hepburn Resource File
b. 5-12-1921 - Farley McGill Mowat, author & conservationist Farley McGill Mowat Resource File
b. 5-12-1928 - Burt Bacharach, composer & pianist Burt Bacharach Resource File
b. 5-12-1936 - Frank Stella, artist Frank Stella Resource File

b. 5-13-1707 - Carolus Linnaeus, biologist Carl Linnaus Resource File
b. 5-13-1717 - Marie Theresa of Austria Marie Theresa Resource File
b. 5-13-1864 - Vesta Tilley, actress Vesta Tilley Resource File
b. 5-13-1881 - Hugh Robinson, aviator Hugh Robinson Resource File
b. 5-13-1886 - Alexandre Sakharoff, dancer Sakharoff Resource File
b. 5-13-1907 - Daphne du Maurier, author Daphne du Maurier Resource File
b. 5-13-1910 - Bradford Angier, survivialist Bradford Angier Resource File
b. 5-13-1950 - Stevie Wonder, musician Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collection

b. 5-14-1607 - Jamestown Settlement founded Jamestown Settlement Resource File
b. 5-14-1771 - Robert Owen, social reformer Robert Owen Resource File
b. 5-14-1863 - John Charles Fields, mathematician John Charles Fields Resource File
b. 5-14-1874 - Polaire, actress Polaire Resource File
d. 5-14-1881 - Mary Seacole, nurse Mary Seacole Resource File
d. 5-14-1897 - Ed Ricketts, marine biologist, environmentalist & author Ed Ricketts Resource File
b. 5-14-1903 - Billie Dove, actress Billie Dove Resource File
b. 5-14-1908 - Nicholas Kurti, physicist & chef Nicholas Kurti Resource File
b. 5-14-1914 - Joe Louis, boxer Joe Louis Resource File
b. 5-14-1925 - Patrice Munsell, opera singer Patrice Munsell Resource File

b. 5-15-1567 - Claudio Monteverdi, composer Claudio Monteverdi Resource File
b. 5-15-1776 - John Sappington, physician John Sappington Resource File
b. 5-15-1826 - Henri Mouhot, explorer Henri Mouhot Resource File
b. 5-15-1856 - L. Frank Baum, author L. Frank Baum Resource File
b. 5-15-1890 - Katherine Anne Porter, author Katherine Anne Porter Resource File
b. 5-15-1930 - Jasper Johns, artist Jasper Johns Resource File
b. 5-15-1936 - Anna Maria Alberghetti, opera singer Anna Maria Alberghetti Resource File
b. 5-15-1938 - Diane Nash, civil rights activist Diane Nash Resource File

b. 5-16-1718 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi, polymath Maria Gaetana Agnesi Resource File
b. 5-16-1804 - Elizabeth Peabody, activist & Transcendentalist Elizabeth Peabody Resource File
b. 5-16-1886 - Douglas Freeman, historian Douglas Freeman Resource File
b. 5-16-1891 - Richard Tauber, opera singer Richard Tauber Resource File
b. 5-16-1898 - Tamara de Lempicka, artist Tamara de Lempicka Resource File
b. 5-16-1913 - Woody Herman, big band leader, Jazz musician Woody Herman Resource File
b. 5-16-1919 - Liberace, pianist and showman Liberace Resource File
b. 5-16-1955 - Olga Korbit, gymnast Olga Korbit Resource File
b. 5-16-1970 - Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player Gabriela Sabatini Resource File

b. 5-17-1749 - Edward Jenner, physician Edward Jenner Resource File
b. 5-17-1866 - Erik Satie, composer Erik Satie Resource File
b. 5-17-1875 - Joel Elias Spingarn, educator, activist, philanthropist Joel Elias Spingarn Resource File
b. 5-17-1911 - Maureen O'Sullivan, actress Maureen O'Sullivan Resource File
b. 5-17-1918 - Birgit Nilsson, opera singer Birgit Nilsson Resource File
5-17-1954, Brown v Board of Education Topeka, KS, the United States Supreme Court rules “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Background on Brown v Board of Education

b. 5-18-1048 - Omar Khayyam, polymath Omar Khayyam Resource File
b. 5-18-1788 - Hugh Clapperton, explorer Hugh Clapperton Resource File
b. 5-18-1830 - Karl Goldmark, composer Karl Goldmark Resource File
b. 5-18-1872 - Bertrand Russell, author, philosopher & mathematician Bertrand Russell Resource File
b. 5-18-1883 - Walter Gropius, architect Walter Gropius Resource File
b. 5-18-1889 - Jacob L. Moreno, psychiatrist and psychosociologist Jacob L. Moreno Resource File
5-18-1896, Plessy v Ferguson, the United States Supreme Court approved de jure racial segregation in public facilities, and ruled that states could prohibit of the use of public facilities by African Americans.

Background on Plessy v Ferguson

b. 5-18-1901 - Vincent de Vigneaud, biologist Vincent de Vigneaud Resource File
b. 5-18-1902 - Meredith Willson, composer Meredith Willson Resource File
b. 5-18-1911 - Big Joe Turner, Boss of the Blues Joe Turner Resource File
b. 5-18-1915 - Leon Shenandoah, Onondaga Tadodaho Tadodaho Resource File
b. 5-18-1919 - Margot Fonteyn, ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn Resource File
b. 5-18-1920 - Karol Jòseph Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, religious leader CP Links for Learning-
Pope John Paul II
b. 5-18-1920 - Reggie Jackson, baseball player Reggie Jackson Resource File
b. 5-18-1952 - Jeana Yeager, aviator Jeana Yeager Resource File

b. 5-19-1744 - Queen Charlotte Queen Charlotte Resource File
b. 5-19-1762 - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte Resource File
b. 5-19-1861 - Nellie Melba, opera singer Nellie Melba Resource File
b. 5-19-1879 - Lady Astor - Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, feminist Lady Astor Resource File
b. 5-19-1925 - Malcolm X, civil rights leader CP Links for Learning - Malcolm X
b. 5-19-1928 - Pol Pot, despot Pol Pot Resource File
b. 5-19-1930 - Lorraine Hansberry, author Lorraine Hansberry Resource File

d. 5-20-1506 - Christopher Columbus, explorer Christopher Columbus Resource File
b. 5-20-1776 - Simon Fraser, explorer Simon Fraser Resource File
b. 5-20-1799 - Honoré de Balzac, author Honoré de Balzac Resource File
b. 5-20-1806 - John Stuart Mill, philosopher John Stuart Mill Resource File
b. 5-20-1825 - Antoinette Brown Blackwell, activist Antoinette Brown Blackwell Resource File
b. 5-20-1882 - Sigrid Undset, author Sigrid Undset Resource File
b. 5-20-1899 - John M. Harlan II, jurist John Marshall Harlan II Resource File
b. 5-20-1907 - Franz Jagerstatter, conscientious objector Franz Jagerstatter Resource File
b. 5-20-1918 - Edward B. Lewis, 1995 Nobel in Medicine Edward B. Lewis Resource File
b. 5-20-1946 - Cher, singer & actress Cher Resource File

b. 5-21-1471 - Albrecht Dürer, artist Albrecht Dürer Resource File
d. 5-21-1542 - Hernando de Soto, explorer Hernando de Soto Resource File
b. 5-21-1780 - Elizabeth Gurney Fry, activist Elizabeth Fry Resource File
b. 5-21-1844 - Henri Rousseau, artist Henri Rousseau Resource File
b. 5-21-1868 - John Hassall, artist John Hassall Resource File
b. 5-21-1878 - Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss Resource File
b. 5-21-1904 - “Fats” Waller, musician Fats Waller Resource File
b. 5-21-1921 - Andrei Sakharov, nuclear physicist, dissident, human rights activist Andrei Sakharov Resource File
• 5-21-1927 - Charles Lindbergh flew across Atlantic Charles Lindbergh Rssource File
b. 5-21-1944 - Mary Robinson, human rights activist Mary Robinson Rssource File

b. 5-22-1688 - Alexander Pope, poet Alexander Pope Resource File
b. 5-22-1813 - Richard Wagner, composer Richard Wagner Resource File
b. 5-22-1844 - Mary Cassatt, artist CP Links for Learning - Mary Cassatt
b. 5-22-1858 - Arthur Conan Doyle, author Arthur Conan Doyle Resource File
b. 5-22-1879 - Alla Nazimova, actress Alla Nazimova Resource File
b. 5-22-1902 - Marcel Breuer, architect Marcel Breuer Resource File
b. 5-22-1943 - Betty Williams, peace activist Betty Williams Resource File

b. 5-23-1734 - Friedrich Anton Mesmer (mesmerize)

Mesmer Resource File
• 5-23-1788 - South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify U.S. Constitution South Carolina History
b. 5-23-1790 - Jules Dumont d'Urville, explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville Resource File
b. 5-23-1810 - Margaret Fuller, author Margaret Fuller Resource File
b. 5-23-1848 - Otto Lilienthal, aviator Otto Lilienthal Resource File
b. 5-23-1908 - Max Abramovitz, architect Max Abramovitz Resource File
b. 5-23-1908 - John Bardeen, physicist John Bardeen Resource File
b. 5-23-1908 - Helene Boucher, aviator Helene Boucher Resource File
b. 5-23-1910 - Margaret Wise Brown, author Margaret Wise Brown Resource File
b. 5-23-1910 - Franz Kline, artist Franz Kline Resource File
b. 5-23-1914 - Barbara Ward, economist, environmentalist Barbara Ward Resource File
b. 5-23-1925 - Joshua Lederberg, biologist Joshua Lederberg Resource File
b. 5-23-1932 - Rosemary Clooney, singer & actress Rosemary Clooney Resource File
b. 5-23-1933 - James Brown, Godfather of Soul James Brown Resource File

b. 5-24-1686 - Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit Resource File
b. 5-24-1734 - Jean-Paul Marat, political theorist & physician Jean-Paul Marat Resource File
b. 5-24-1788 - Susan Anne Ridley Sedgwick, author Susan Anne Ridley Sedgwick Resource File
b. 5-24-1819 - Queen Victoria
Canadian Victoria Day is celebrated the Monday prior to May 25 (5-24-2010)
Queen Victoria Resource File
Canadian Heritage
b. 5-24-1870 - Benjamin N. Cardozo, jurist Benjamin N. Cardozo Resource File
b. 5-24-1870 - Ynes Mexia, botanist & traveler Ynes Mexia Resource File
b. 5-24-1870 - Jan Christiaan Smuts, political & military leader Jan Christiaan Smuts Resource File
b. 5-24-1878 - Lillian Gilbreth, engineer Lillian Gilbreth Resource File
b. 5-24-1898 - Helen Taussig, physician Helen Taussig Resource File
b. 5-24-1899 - Suzanne Lenglen, tennis player Suzanne Lenglen Resource File
b. 5-24-1905 - Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, author Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov Resource File
b. 5-24-1917 - Florence Knoll, architect Florence Knoll Resource File
b. 5-24-1941 - Bob Dylan, musician Bob Dylan Resource File
b. 5-24-1944 - Patti LaBelle, musician Patti LaBelle Resource File

b. 5-25-1757 - Sebastien Lenomard, aviator Sebastien Lenomard Resource File
b. 5-25-1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, author CP Links for Learning - Emerson
b. 5-25-1803 - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, author Edward Bulwer-Lytton Resource File
d. 5-25-1805 - William Paley, author & theologian William Paley Resource File
d. 5-25-1818 - Jacob Burckhardt, historian Jacob Burckhardt Resource File
d. 5-25-1845 - Eugene Grasset, artist Eugene Grasset Resource File
d. 5-25-1868 - Jules-Alexandre Grun, artist Le Rire Resource File
b. 5-25-1878 - Wm. ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, dancer Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson Resource File
b. 5-25-1889 - Igor Sikorsky, aviator Igor Sikorsky Resource File
b. 5-25-1908 - Theodore Roethke, author Theodore Roethke Resource File
b. 5-25-1929 - Beverly Sills, opera singer Beverly Sills Resource File

b. 5-26-1877 - Isadora Duncan, dancer CP Links for Learning - Isadora Duncan
b. 5-26-1895 - Dorothea Lange, photographer Dorothea Lange Resource File
b. 5-26-1899 - Aaron Douglass, artist Aaron Douglas Resource File
b. 5-26-1914 - Frankie Manning, dancer Frankie Manning Resource File
b. 5-26-1926 - Miles Davis, musician Miles Davis Resource File
b. 5-26-1928 - Jack Kevorkian, right-to-die activist Jack Kevorkian Resource File
b. 5-26-1948 - Stevie Nicks, singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks Resource File
b. 5-26-1951 - Sally Ride, astronaut Sally Ride Resource File

b. 5-27-735 - Saint Bede the Venerable Bede the Venerable Resource File
b. 5-27-1332 - Ibn Khaldun, polymath Ibn Khaldun Resource File
b. 5-27-1818 - Amelia Jenks Bloomer, activist Amelia Jenks Bloomer
b. 5-27-1819 - Julia Ward Howe, activist & author Julia Ward Howe Resource File
b. 5-27-1837 - “Wild Bill” Hickok
b. 5-27-1871 - Georges Rouault, artist Georges Rouault Resource File
b. 5-27-1894 - Dashiell Hammett, author Dashiell Hammett Resource File
• 5-27-1937 - Golden Gate Bridge opens Golden Gate Bridge History
b. 5-27-1907 - Rachel Carson, environmentalist & author CP Links for Learning - Carson
b. 5-27-1912 - John Cheever, author John Cheever Resource File
b. 5-27-1923 - Henry Kissinger, statesman Kissinger Biography
b. 5-27-1930 - John Barth, author & professor John Barth Resource File
b. 5-27-1934 - Harlan Ellison, author Harlan Ellison Resource File
b. 5-27-1975 - Jamie Oliver, chef Jamie Oliver Resource File

b. 5-28-1738 - Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin Joseph-Ignace Guillotin Resource File
b. 5-28-1738 - Thomas Moore, poet Thomas Moore Resource File
b. 5-28-1807 - Louis Agassiz, educator & scientist Louis Agassiz Resource File
b. 5-28-1879 - Vanessa Bell, artist Vanessa Bell Resource File
b. 5-28-1882 - Avery Hopwood, playwright Avery Hopwood Resource File
b. 5-28-1888 - Jim Thorpe, athlete Jim Thorpe Resource File
b. 5-28-1908 - Ian Fleming, author Ian Fleming Resource File
b. 5-28-1913 - May Swenson, poet May Swenson Resource File
b. 5-28-1917 - Barry Commoner, biologist, ecologist, educator Barry Commoner Resource File
b. 5-28-1917 - John F. Kennedy, 35th US President White House Bio, John F. Kennedy
b. 5-28-1925 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone opera singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Resource File
b. 5-28-1941 - Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, historian & educator Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Resource File
b. 5-28-1944 - Gladys Knight, singer-songwriter Gladys Knight Resource File

b. 5-29-1736 - Patrick Henry, patriot
Patrick Henry Resource File
• 5-29-1790 - Rhode Island, 13th State, last of the original colonies to ratify US Constitution Rhode Island History
• 5-29-1848 - Wisconsin, 30th State Wisconsin History
b. 5-29-1874 - G. K. Chesterton, author G. K. Chesterton Resource File
b. 5-29-1880 - Oswald Spengler, historian, philosopher Oswald Spengler Resource File
b. 5-29-1897 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Resource File
b. 5-29-1906 - Terence H. White, author Terence H. White Resource File
b. 5-29-1912 - Chien-Shiung Wu, physicist Chien-Shiung Wu Resource File
b. 5-29-1932 - Paul R. Ehrlich, biologist & ecologist, demographer Paul R. Ehrlich Resource File

b. 5-30-1814 - Mikhail Bakunin, philosopher Mikhail Bakunin Resource File
b. 5-30-1859 - Pierre Janet, psychologist Pierre Janet Resource File
b. 5-30-1907 - Elly Beinhorn, aviator Elly Beinhorn Resource File
b. 5-30-1920 - George London, opera singer George London Resource File

b. 5-31-1836 - Jules Cheret, artist Jules Cheret Resource File
b. 5-31-1887 - Saint-John Perse (Alexis Leger), author Saint-John Perse Resource File
b. 5-31-1819 - Walt Whitman, poet CP Links for Learning - Whitman
b. 5-31-1931 - Shirley Verrett, opera singer Shirley Verrett Resource File
May Facts & Tidbits

May: Falconry, Master Ermengaut, Giclee PrintMay, the fifth month of the year, is part of the old adage “April showers bring May flowers.” Continue follow up with the March weather observations through May.

The name May possibly derives from Maia, the Roman Goddess of Increase; in Japanese May is called Satsuki.

Astrological Signs Astrology
Taurus: April 21 - May 21 Taurus poster
Taurus, the Bull Ecard
cardinal, fire, personal; “I want,” action oriented, pioneering, assertive, "me" first, enthusiasm, leader, competitive, selfish, head/brain; assertive, impulsive, head down; imaginative, sensitive, distracted.
Gemini: May 21 - June 21 Gemini poster
Gemini, the Twins Ecard
mutable, air, personal; “I think,” curious, talkative, sociable, duality, mercurial, whimsical, intelligent, superficial, hands/arms; logical, inquisitive, superficial.
Birthstones
Emerald: fertility and joy, prophecy and clarity. Minerals Chart Art Print Birthstone (U of Washington)
Emerald Resource File
Flowers
Lily of the Valley - meaning, “You will find Happiness.”
Hawthorn - be sure to keep your cold weather clothing out till the Hawthorn blooms!
flower posters Lily of the Valley Resource File
Hawthorn Resource File

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