Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What happened in May throughout history?

  • First American in Space: On May 5, 1961, Mercury Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (right, headed to launch) blasted off in his Freedom 7 capsule atop a Mercury-Redstone rocket (left). His 15-minute sub-orbital flight made him the first American in space.
  • Mother’s Day is in May: Mothers Day is a special day for honoring Mothers through out the world. The Mother's Day holds great significance for all of us. As usual, the Mothers Day 2009 will be celebrated on May 10th, 2009 in the U. S. whereas the U. K. will celebrate the Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day) , 2009 on date March, 22nd.
  • Computer education week ( May 4 -10)
  • First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)
  • Golden Gate Bridge Opened ( 1937)
  • Brooklyn Bridge Opened (1883)
  • Empire State Building Opened (1931)
  • New York Stock Exchange Established( 1972)
  • Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across the Atlantic (1932)
  • Linda Finch Completed Earhart’s Flight Around the World ( 1997)
  • Mt. Everest Summit Reached (1953)
  • Olympic Games first held in U.S. (1904)

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