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May

The highest temperature ever recorded for the month of May occurred on May 27, 1896, in Salton, Calif. (elevation –263 ft), where the temperature reached 124°F. The lowest temperatu…

Willie Mays

Name at birth: Willie Howard Mays, Jr.Willie Mays was the model of a multi-talented baseball hero during his 22-season major league career. A speedy center fielder, he stole 338 bases, won 11 Gold Glo…

May 2002

WorldUN Drops Plans for Jenin Fact-finding Mission (May 2): Secretary General Kofi Annan disbands team that would have investigated deadly Israeli attack on Palestinian refugee camp after Isra…

May 2003

WorldBush Says Combat Over in Iraq (May 1): In a speech from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, president announces U.S. victorious in war in Iraq. Blair Postpones Northern Ireland Election…

Theresa May

Name at birth: Theresa BrasierTheresa May became the new leader of the Conservative Party, and the new prime minister of the United Kingdom, on July 13, 2016. She replaced the resigning David Cameron,…

May 2004

WorldEuropean Union Expands (May 1): Ten countries join, bringing number of member nations to 25. Foreigners Killed in Saudi Arabia (May 1): Two Americans, two Britons, and an Australian die w…

May 2006

WorldBolivia Nationalizes Natural Gas Industry (May 1): Under orders of President Evo Morales, the military takes over the country's energy fields. Moussaoui Sentenced to Life in Prison (May 3…

May 2005

WorldInsurgents Continue Series of Attacks (May 1): At least 35 Iraqis die in bombings in Mosul and Baghdad. Insurgent attacks have intensified since formation of new government in late April.…

May 2007

Here are the key news events of the month organized into three categories: World News, U.S. News, and Business, Society, and Science News. World Rice Meets With Syrian Counterpart (May 3): …

Henry MAY

MAY, Henry, a Representative from Maryland; born in Washington, D.C., February 13, 1816; pursued an academic course; attended Columbian College (later George Washington University), Washington,…