May is the fifth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, May was the third month of the year. It became the fifth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. May 05 has its own special significance in India and world history.
There are 31 days in May and it does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.
May’s birth flower is the Lily of the Valley and the Crataegus monogyna.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on May 05. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 05 May:
- 1700: William Penn’s advocacy of emancipation begins at monthly meetings for blacks.
- 1705: Joseph I.Roman emperor succeeded because of his father.
- 1764: Smolny Institute is established in St. Petersburg for noble girls.
- 1789: In France, the Estates-General met for the first time in 175 years.
- 1809: Mary Kiss is the first American woman to be awarded a patent (for the technique of weaving straw hats with silk and thread).
- 1821: French military officer and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte said goodbye to the world.
- 1821: Emperor Napoleon died on St Helena due to stomach cancer.
- 1835: Bryulio Carrillo is sworn in as head of state of Costa Rica.
- 1847: The Architectural Association School of Architecture was established in London.
- 1902: Commonwealth Public Service Act became public service of Australia.
- 1932: Japan and China sign peace agreement.
- 1936: Italian troops capture Addis Ababa.
- 1938: Francisco Franco’s government is recognized in the Vatican city of Spain.
- 1949: Jharkhand Party established in India.
- 1961: Commander Allen Shepard landed in the Atlantic Ocean from his spacecraft.
- 1975: Bush Gardens Williamsburg theme park opened in Virginia.
- 1994: Labor Party defeated Conservative Party in local elections in Britain.
- 2005: Labor Party leader Tony Blair becomes the Prime Minister of Britain for the third time.
- 2005: Tony Blair’s Labor Party wins re-election for a third consecutive term in the UK general elections.
- 2008: The death of New Zealand scientist Colin Mardoch, the inventor of the disposal syringes.
- 2010: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announces waiving of fees of sex workers and their dependents in all courses.
- 2012: 17 people killed and 47 missing in floods in Nepal.