This Month in History - May
- 2nd - Loch Ness monster sighted 1933
- 5th - First American in space 1961 - YOU GO ALAN B SHEPARD but Yuri Gagarin did it first a month earlier.
- 7th - Sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 in the German blockade of British trade, killing thousands of civilians
- 8th - Victory in Europe (VE) day, celebrating 70 years since the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany
- 17th - Brown v Board of education 1954 (Brown v Topeka) was a crucial moment in the African American Civil Rights movement, declaring that segregation in public schools violated the 14th Amendment.
- 18th - Shrek released in 2001. This is just to make you feel old - Shrek came out 14 years ago guys.
- 20th - Levi Strauss & Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans 1873. They are the reason you wear blue jeans. Who said history was boring?
- 30th Joan of Arc martyred.
- 31st BBC bans the Sex pistols' 'God save the queen' in 1977. Some people saw it as treasonous and wanted them to be hanged but it reached no. 2 in the charts so the majority of the country obviously liked it. I know I do.
- 31st Big Ben goes into operation in 1859.