In looking at the events of the month of May, I was struck once again at the incredible variety of significant items that have taken place during that month. Interestingly enough, they include the following and many more: 1519 – the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 1961 – our first flight into space (it lasted 190 miles), 1914 – Mother’s Day declared, 1869 – the connecting of the railroad across America, 1796 – the first smallpox vaccination, 1980 – Mount St. Helens exploded, 1916 – Norman Rockwell’s first Saturday Evening Post cover, 1785 – Ben Franklin invented bifocals (and later trifocals), 1830 – The Cherokee Trail of Tears, 1953 – Mount Everest conquered and Memorial Day. As you can see, there are amazing events during the month of May. Come and hear these stories and so many more.
The Events of May
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