May Flowers May Facts


During the month of May, very interesting things have happened and will continually happen. This article lists important dates and special days in the month of May. Each of these facts will have a link to read more about them if you would like. Please Enjoy!


  1. The birthstone for May is the emerald which represents success or love.
  2. The birth flower for May is the Crataegus Monogyna and the Lily of the Valley.
  3. On May 1, 1931, the Empire state Building was officially opened.
  4. Armed Forces Day – celebrated the third Saturday of May
  5. Mother’s Day – celebrated on the second Sunday of May
  6. Memorial Day – celebrated the last Monday in May.
  7. May 5 – Cinco De Mayo
  8. On the first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby takes place
  9. May 11, 1858, Minnesota joined the Union during the Civil War.
  10. May 14, 1804, Lewis and Clark began their trip up the Missouri River.
  11. May 14, 1948, the last of British troops left Palestine which allowed Israel to become their own country.
  12. May 15, 1918, the first airmail service began in the United States.
  13. May 20, 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act.
  14. May 20, 1932, the first solo flight was taken by a woman (Amelia EarHart) across the Atlantic Ocean
  15. May 23, 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state.

16.May 24, 1607, the first permanent English settlement in America was established in Jamestown, VA.

  1. May-day-calendar-574041 May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened in San Francisco.
  2. May 29, 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th state
  3. May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state.


In the end, we see that this month has a lot to do with states, famous and important women ( that’s you mothers out there), famous buildings, and holidays. If you enjoyed this article and would like me to continue to write about facts of the month please comment down below. Thank you! Link Were I gathered facts is here.


Posted on May 31, 2016, in Top Stories. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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