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2024 day arrangement

May 1: Beltane and Samhain in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, respectively; Maharashtra Day in Maharashtra, India (1960); Loyalty Day in the United States

Empire State Building
Empire State Building
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May 2

Aerial view of Old Portsmouth
Aerial view of Old Portsmouth
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May 3: World Press Freedom Day; Constitution Memorial Day in Japan (1947); Constitution Day in Poland (1791)

Benty Grange helmet
Benty Grange helmet
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May 4: Youth Day in China; Literary Day in Taiwan; National Day of Prayer in the United States (2023); Star Wars Day

Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
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May 5: Lixia begins in China (2024); Children's Day in Japan; Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and the United States

A depiction of the Battle of the Wilderness
A depiction of the Battle of the Wilderness
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May 6

The Grand Palace in the 1860s
The Grand Palace in the 1860s
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May 7

Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre
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May 8: Anniversary of the birth of Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico (1753); Victory in Europe Day (1945)

Lady Blanche Arundell
Lady Blanche Arundell
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May 9: Europe Day in the European Union; Liberation Day in the Channel Islands (1945)

Hotel Polen fire
Hotel Polen fire
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May 10

One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center
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May 11

Frontispiece of the Diamond Sutra
Frontispiece of the Diamond Sutra
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May 12

B-17 bombers intercepting the Rex
B-17 bombers intercepting the Rex
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May 13: Yom HaZikaron in Israel (2024)

Aftermath of the Enschede explosion
Aftermath of the Enschede explosion
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May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias (Catholicism); Independence Day in Israel (2024)

Monument to the Battle of Lewes
Monument to the Battle of Lewes
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May 15: Feast day of Saint Carthage (Catholicism); Nakba Day in Palestinian communities

Statue of Valentinian II
Statue of Valentinian II
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May 16

Junko Tabei
Junko Tabei
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May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Anne of Denmark
Anne of Denmark
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May 18: Global Accessibility Awareness Day (2023); Haitian Flag Day in Haiti (1803); Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Crimean Tatar Genocide in Ukraine

Sada Abe
Sada Abe
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May 19: Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919); Sanja Matsuri begins in Tokyo, Japan (2023)

John Franklin
John Franklin
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May 20: National Day of Remembrance in Cambodia (1975); National Awakening Day in Indonesia (1908)

The Luttra Woman's skull
The Luttra Woman's skull
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May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Capture of Syracuse
Capture of Syracuse
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May 22: Victoria Day in Canada (2023)

Preston Brooks caning Charles Sumner
Preston Brooks caning Charles Sumner
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May 23: Aromanian National Day

Catherine of Aragon
Catherine of Aragon
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May 24: Aldersgate Day (Methodism)

Operation Solomon evacuees arriving in Israel
Operation Solomon evacuees arriving in Israel
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May 25: Africa Day (1963); Independence Day in Jordan (1946)

1878 poster for H.M.S. Pinafore
1878 poster for H.M.S. Pinafore
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May 26: National Sorry Day in Australia; First day of Shavuot (Judaism, 2023); Independence Day in Georgia (1918)

Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmie Rodgers
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May 27

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
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May 28: Republic Day in Armenia (1918); Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1918)

John Muir
John Muir
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May 29: Feast day of Saint Paul VI (Catholicism); Memorial Day in the United States

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
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May 30: Statehood Day in Croatia (1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
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May 31: World No Tobacco Day

Bessarion
Bessarion
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