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1 maggio 1118 (896 Anni)
Matilda of Scotland, born Edith, Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry I, died.
1 maggio 1840 (174 Anni)
The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
1 maggio 1916 (98 Anni)
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford, Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted more than 50 years, was born.
1 maggio 1931 (83 Anni)
The Empire State Building was officially opened in dramatic fashion, when US President Herbert Hoover turned on the building's lights, with the push of a button, from Washington, D.C.
1 maggio 1941 (73 Anni)
Citizen Kane, the American drama film by Orson Welles, its producer, co-author, director and star, premièred at the Palace Theatre in New York City.
1 maggio 1948 (66 Anni)
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is established, with Kim Il-sung as leader.
2 maggio 1519 (495 Anni)
Morte di Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, più comunemente noto come Leonardo da Vinci o soltanto Leonardo, genio della cultura rinascimentale italiana, a Clos Lucé, Amboise, Francia.
2 maggio 1568 (446 Anni)
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
2 maggio 1864 (150 Anni)
Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer and conductor, often described as the most successful stage composer of the nineteenth century, dies.
2 maggio 1892 (122 Anni)
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, was born.
2 maggio 1892 (122 Anni)
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, was born.
2 maggio 1964 (50 Anni)
Nancy Astor, the American-born British politician who was the first female MP, died.
3 maggio 1937 (77 Anni)
Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel 'Gone with the Wind'.
3 maggio 1951 (63 Anni)
King George VI inaugurated the Festival of Britain and opened the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank.
3 maggio 1987 (27 Anni)
Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, Egyptian-born Italian singer and actress, died.
4 maggio 1929 (85 Anni)
Nascita di Audrey Hepburn.
4 maggio 1979 (35 Anni)
Margaret Thatcher è la prima donna Primo Ministro del Regno Unito.
5 maggio 1215 (799 Anni)
Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England - part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
5 maggio 1818 (196 Anni)
Karl Marx, philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist, was born.
5 maggio 1891 (123 Anni)
The Music Hall in New York City (later Carnegie Hall) had its grand opening with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
5 maggio 1914 (100 Anni)
Nascita di Tyrone Power, attore, cantante e produttore americano.
5 maggio 1961 (53 Anni)
Alan Bartlett Shepard, American naval officer and aviator, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, became the first American to travel into space.
6 maggio 1856 (158 Anni)
Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, known as the father of psychoanalysis, is born.
6 maggio 1889 (125 Anni)
Completamento della Eiffel Tower.
6 maggio 1895 (119 Anni)
The Italian-American film actor and sex symbol of the 1920s, Rudolph Valentino, was born.
6 maggio 1915 (99 Anni)
Orson Welles, American actor, writer and director, was born.
6 maggio 1915 (99 Anni)
20-year-old pitcher Babe Ruth hits his first home run during his 18th time at bat in the major leagues.
6 maggio 1937 (77 Anni)
The Hindenburg Disaster takes place in Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey.
6 maggio 1937 (77 Anni)
The Hindenburg disaster occurs as a the German passenger airship caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst.
6 maggio 1941 (73 Anni)
Joseph Stalin became Premier of the Soviet Union.

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