May Events Calendar for Educators

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May Events 2015

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May 2015
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Kentucky Derby takes place today

Dr. Benjamin Spock Born in 1903

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National Sun Day

Constitution Memorial Day in Japan

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National School Nurse Day

Eiffel Tower opens to the public in 1889

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Nonny Hogrogian born, 1932

1st Stamp Collection Started

Pulitzer Prize Established (1917)

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Eleanor Estes born, 1906

First Newspaper Cartoon In the USA in 1754.

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Mother's Day

Clean Up Your Room Day

Christopher Paul Curtis born, 1953

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Twilight Zone Day

Peter Sis born, 1949

Mark Lupica (BDay)

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Norma Fox Mazer born, 1931

Frank L. Baum Author of The Wizard of Oz - born in 1856.

National Chocolate Chip Day

Paul Zindel born, 1936

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Armed Forces Day

First US Nickel Minted In 1866, called the 'Shield Nickel'.

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First Kentucky Derby In 1875

Gary Paulson born, 1939

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Victoria Day Celebrated in Canada on the Monday before May 25.

Lillian Hoban born, 1925

International Museum Day

Mount St. Helens Erupted In 1980.

Visit Your Relatives Day

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Circus Day The Ringling Brother's Circus opened in 1884.

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Lindbergh Flight Day in 1927

Mary Pope Osborne born, 1949

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American Red Cross Founded Founded by Clara Barton in 1881.

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Arnold Lobel born, 1933

Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day

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Miniature Golf Day (Some celebrate on Sept 21st)

Margaret Wise Brown born, 1910

Scott O' Dell born, 1898

Peter Parnall born, 1936

Penny Day

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Mary Had A Little Lamb Published in 1830.

First Morse Code Message Sent Sent from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1844.

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Memorial Day

Martha Alexander born, 1920

National Missing Children's Day

National Tap Dance Day

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Jim Thorpe Born in 1888

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John F. Kennedy Born in 1917

Andrew Clements born, 1949

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Ice Cream Freezer Patented In 1848 by William Young.

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Jay Williams born, 1981

World No Tobacco Day

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More Lesson Plans! Also see our other May Lesson Plans, Thematic Units and Activities

Special Goings-On
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week (1st Week)
Be Kind to Animals Week (1st Week)
National Postcard Week (1st Week)
Teacher Appreciation Week (1st Week)
National Children's Book Week (Early Week in May)
National Pet Week (1st Week)
National Police Week (3rd Week)
National Transportation Week (3rd Week)
National Backyard Games Week (Last full week before Memorial Day.)

American Bike Month
Asparagus Month
Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Better Sleep Month
Correct Posture Month
Healthy Vision Month
National Bar-B-Que Month
National Duckling Month
National Egg Month
Flower Month
National Hamburger Month
National Mental Health Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
National Photo Month
Older Americans Month
National Salad Month
National Strawberry Month
Transportation Month
Get Caught Reading Month

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