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What's Happening in May 2016?


May is Latino Books Month
May is Latino Books Month

Month-Long Commemorations

Get Caught Reading Month

National Bike Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Latino Books Month

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month

National Mental Health Month

National Military Appreciation Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

 

Special Weeks

Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7)

Be Kind to Animals Week ( May 1-7)

National Post Card Week (May 1-7)

National Pet Week (May 1-7)

National Wildflower Week (May 1-7)

National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6)

Screen Free Week (May 2-8)

Childrenís Book Week (May 2-8)

National Nurses Week (May 6-12)

Reading is Fun Week (May 8-14)

National Police Week (May 8-15)

National Etiquette Week (May 9-13)

Spring Astronomy Week (May 9-15)

National Transportation Week (May 15-21)

World Trade Week (May 15-21)

International New Friends Old Friends Week (May 15-21)

National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27)
 

Special Days

Mother Goose Day (May 1)

Hawaiian Lei Day (May 1)

May Day (May 1)

Library Legislative Days (May 2-3)

National Teacher Day (May 3)

Great American Grump Out (May 4)

Holocaust Remembrance Day (May 4)

Mary Kies First Woman Granted U.S. Patent 1809 (May 5)

Congress Passed Geary Chinese Exclusion Act 1892 (May 5)

First Perfect Baseball Game 1904 (May 5)

John Scopes Arrested for Teaching Evolution 1925 (May 5)

Cinco de Mayo (May 5)

No Homework Day (May 6)

Space Day (May 6)

Hindenburg Exploded 1937 (May 6)

Lusitania Sank 1915 (May 7)

27th Amendment Ratified 1992 (May 7)

Pulitzer Prize Established 1917 (May 7)

No Socks Day (May 8)

V-E Day 1945 (May 8)

Motherís Day (May 8)

First Newspaper Cartoon Published 1754 (May 9)

National School Nurse Day (May 11)

Limerick Day (May 12)

Native American Rights Recognized 1879 (May 12)

NAACP Founded 1910 (May 12)

Settlement of Jamestown 1607 (May 14)

U.S. Constitution Drafted 1787 (May 14)

Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804 (May 14)

Peace Officer Memorial Day (May 15)

Slave Trade Act Signed 1820 (May 15)

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (May 15)

Nez Perce National Historical Park Established 1865 (May 15)

Biographer's Day (May 16)

Mount St. Helens Erupted 1980 (May 18)

Buy-A-Musical-Instrument Day (May 18)

Motor Vehicle Bill Signed 1993 (May 20)

Weights and Measures Day (May 20)

American Red Cross Founded by Clara Barton in 1881 (May 21)

Armed Forces Day (May 21)

United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialog and Development (May 21)

United Nations International Day for Biodiversity (May 22)

Crater Lake National Park Established (May 22)

National Missing Childrenís Day (May 25)

Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok born 1837 (May 27)

Sierra Club Founded 1892 (May 28)

Olympic Athlete Jim Thorpe born 1888 (May 28)

Fort Clatsop National Memorial Established 1958 (May 29)

Ice Cream Freezer Patented by William Young in 1848 (May 30)

Memorial Day (May 30)

First Daily U.S. Newspaper Published 1783 (May 30)

World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

 





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