United States Historical Events in May

United States Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped America to what it is today. This is a compilation of significant events for the month of May including the birth and death of famous Americans as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

United States Historical Events in May

Day Year Event
1 1931 The Empire State Building in New York City was dedicated.
1 1867 Nebraska became the 37th State to be admitted to the Union.
8 1884 Birthday: Harry Truman, the 33rd US president, was born in Lamar, Missouri.
9 1865 The American Civil War officially ended.
10 1869 The Transcontinental Railroad was completed.
11 1858 Minnesota became the 2nd State to be admitted to the Union.
23 1788 South Carolina became the 8th State to be admitted to the Union.
29 1790 Rhode Island became the 13th member State of the United States of America.
29 1848 Wisconsin became the 38th member State of the United States of America.
29 1917 Birthday: John Kennedy, the 35th US president, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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US Historical Events in May
US Historical Events in May

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