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Calendar :: Volume 03, Issue 09

May 16

  • George Wyman became the first person to travel across America in a motorized vehicle, from San Francisco to New York, 1903.
  • The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution began by Chairman Mao Zhedong, 1966.

May 17

  • New York Stock Exchange was founded, 1792.
  • Edward Jenner was born, 1749. He developed a new medical concept called a vaccination.

May 18

  • Haley's comet was seen from the earth, 1910.
  • Mount St. Helens erupted, 1980.

May 19

  • Britain first applied "summer time" (Daylight Savings Time), 1916.

May 20

  • Charles Lindbergh began his solo transatlantic flight, 1927.

May 21

  • American National Red Cross founded, 1881.
  • Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris, France, 1927.

May 23

  • Benjamin Franklin created his own pair of bifocals, 1785.
  • Nylon was first produced by Dr. Wallace Carothers, a research chemist at Du Pont laboratories, 1934.

May 24

  • Samuel F.B. Morse sent first telegraph message, 1844.
  • The Brooklyn Bridge opened, 1883.

May 31

  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent for flaked cereal, 1884.

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