Delegates from the thirteen colonies gathered in Philadelphia in May 1776 to discuss their complaints about the British government. The Declaration of Independence was ratified by the Continental Congress and signed on July 4.
In May of 1861, the Confederate States of America was formed, and the American Civil War began. The Union army eventually emerged victorious, and the country was reunited.
Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight in May 1927. This occurrence illustrated the possibilities of air travel and sparked additional growth in the aviation sector.
In May of 1940, Nazi Germany invaded France, marking the beginning of World War II. The Allied powers eventually prevailed, and the war came to an end in May.
Segregated public schools were ruled to be illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court in its judgment in Brown v. Board of Education, which was released in May 1954. This choice made it possible for schools all around the nation to become desegregated.
In May of 1968, student protests against the Vietnam War turned violent, resulting in the deaths of four students at Kent State University. This event sparked a nationwide debate about the merits of the war and the role of the government in protecting its citizens.
In May of 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted, causing extensive damage to the surrounding area. This event served as a reminder of the power of nature and the importance of taking precautions to protect against natural disasters.
After Johnny Carson’s retirement, Jay Leno takes over as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show in May of 1992.
The final episode of Frasier airs on NBC in May of 2004. The episode was the 11th most watched series finale overall and the 7th most watched NBC program with 33.7 million viewers.