Wikipedia: Selected anniversaries of the day / May


May 28, 2022

May 1

1672 - On the 100th anniversary of the death of Pope Pius V (pictured), Clement X blessed him. 1852 - The Bishop of Grenoble Philibert de Bruillard establishes the Missionary Community of Our Lady of La Saletta. 1852 - The French Navy hires the warship Napoléon (1850), the first battleship equipped with a steam engine and propeller. 1862 - American Civil War: Union troops occupy New Orleans. 1912 - The Thermia Palace hotel was opened in Piešťany. show · discussion · edit · history · track

May 2

1692 - Purcell's opera Queen of the Fairies premieres in London. 1952 - The British de Havilland Comet completes its first long-haul flight with passengers. 1952 - The construction of the Palace of Culture and Science begins in Warsaw. 1982 - War of the Falklands: The British submarine HMS Conqueror sank the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano (pictured). 1997 - Tony Blair is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. show · discussion · edit · history · track

May 3

1512 - Pope Julius II opened the session of the Fifth Lateran Council. 1802 - Washington, D.C. was handed over to a mayor-led government appointed by the US president. 1967 - Kinoautomat is presented at the World's Fair in Montreal. 2002 - The Czech Wikipedia was launched. 2007 - Madeleine McCann is abducted shortly before her fourth birthday in the Algarve, Portugal. show · discussion · edit · history · track

May 4

1802 - Lifetime military service is abolished in the Habsburg Monachy. 1897 - A fire breaks in the Bazar de la Charité (pictured) in Paris, killing about 130 people, mostly women from the upper classes. Among the victims was the Duchess Sofia of Bavaria. 1912 - Italian-Turkish War: Italians land on Rhodes and declare it Italian territory. 1942 - World War II: US aircraft attacks on the Japanese invasion fleet at Tulagi start the first aircraft carrier battle. 1982 - Falklands War: Argentine aircraft severely damage the British destroyer HMS Sheffield, which subsequently sank on May 10. show · discussion · edit · history · track

May 5

1862 - French intervention in Mexico: The Mexicans, led by General Zaragoza, defeat the French army at the Battle of Puebla. 1912 - The Soviet Communists begin publishing the daily Pravda. 1942 - WWII: Battle of Madagascar begins with British troops landing on Vichy-controlled Madagascar. 1977 - Sales of the Apple II computer (pictured) begin. 1992 - Wolfenstein 3D is released, the first first-person shooter. show · discussion · edit · history · track

May 6

1682 - Louis XIV. moved with his court to the palace of Versailles. 1782 - Construction of the Royal Palace (pictured) begins in Bangkok. 1882 - Lord Cavendish, the newly appointed Minister for Ireland, is assassinated in Dublin immediately upon his arrival. 1942 - World War II, Battle of the Philippines: US troops surrender on Corregidor. 2002 - Dutch anti-immigration politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated in Hilversum. show · discussion · edit · history · track

May 7

1487 - Reconquista: The combined forces of Castile and Aragon besiege Malaga. 1952 - Geoffrey Dummer introduces colleagues to an integrated circuit concept. 1992 - Bulgaria joins the Council of Europe. 1992 - Space Shuttle: Endeavor (pictured) launches on its first mission, STS-49. 2017 - Emmanuel Macron defeats Marine Le Pen and is elected President of France. show · discussion · edit · history · track

May 8

1902 - The eruption of Mont Pelée volcano completely destroys the city of Saint-Pierre on the island