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Se7en’s Month of May and Your Free Printable Calendar

May 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

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A Couple of our readers have asked us how we use our calendar posts for school. These posts began, and have grown, simply because it was interesting to see what events were occurring on a particular day. We don’t celebrate everyday – but we could!!! At the beginning of each month we print out a new calendar (click on the image and print it landscape, works better that way). Then we read through the blog post and pick the days that we would like to celebrate. We write those days out onto our calendar and pop the calendar onto the fridge. On the particular date we visit the website and have a look at the links or create some fun to post on our blog, like our recent Shakespeare post on his birthday.

se7en's May

If you would like to now more about how we use our calendar for school as a fabulous resource of famous people and events then do pop over to the Almanac page for an explanation… Meanwhile, we hope you have a marvellous May!!!

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Dozens of Days to Celebrate

1 May: Save the Rhino Day.


2 May 1844: Elijah McCoy Inventor (1844 – 1929).

4 May 1971: GreenPeace launched.

: National Weather Observer’s Day.


4 May: International Firefighter’s Day.

4 May: World Asthma Day.


5 May: Cinco De Mayo

5 May: Children’s Day (Japan).

7 May 1937: Hindenburg Disaster

7 May 1840: Tchaikovsky’s Birthday (1840 – 1893).


7 May 2014: Space Day.


8 May 1884: Harry Truman’s Birthday (1884 – 1972).

8 May 1945: VE Day.

10 May: Clean Up Your Room Day

  • 11 May: Salvador Dali’s Birthday (1909 – 1989).

    11 May: Edward Lear’s Birthday (1812 – 1888).

    12 May: Kite Day.

    12 May 1820: Florence Nightingale’s birthday (1820 – 1910).

    14 May 1847 : Webster’s Dictionary First Published.


    14 May 1804: Lewis and Clarke Began their expedition (1804).

    14 May 1727: Thomas Gainsborough (artist) born, 1727


    15 May 1856: L.F. Baum’s Birthday (1856 – 1919).

    16 May: National Chocolate Chip Day.

    17 May 1874: First Kentucky Derby.

    18 May: International Museum Day.


    18 May 1980: Mt. St. Helens Erupted.


    19 May: Circus Day.

    20 May 1927: Amelia Earheart’s TransAtlantic Flight.

    21 May 1844: Henri Rousseau’s Birthday (1844 – 1910).

    21 May 1927: Lindbergh Flight Day.

    21 May 1799: Mary Anning’s Birthday (1799 – 1847).

    22 May: International Jazz Day

    22 May 1570: First Atlas Published.

    22 May 1844: Mary Cassatt’s Birthday (1844 – 1926).


    23 May: World Turtle Day.

    24 May: The Brooklyn Bridge Opened in 1883.

    24 May 1844: First Morse Code Message Sent.

    25 May: Missing Children’s Day.


  • 26 May: Blueberry Cheesecake Day.

    26 May 1951: Sally Ride’s Birthday (1951 – ).


    27 May 1907: Rachel Carson’s Birthday (1907 – 1964).

    27 May 1964: Golden Gate Bridge Opened.

    27 May: Masking Tape patented.

    28 May 1959: MonkeyNauts Able and Baker in Space.

  • 28 May 1859: Big Ben arrives in Westminster.


    29 May 1953: Hillary and Tenzing conquer Everest.


    29 May 1917: John F. Kennedy’s Birthday.

  • You can’t beat this list of links from About.com
  • From Garden of Praise – with links and worksheets.
  • Photo History.
  • Great snippets, puzzles and games from Apples for the Teacher.
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    Tags: Celebrity Calendar

    2 responses so far ↓

    • 1 Cheryl // May 5, 2015 at 10:51 am

      10th of May. I’ll be pointing that one out to somebody in this house. (Probably should include myself in that) Love your lists. As always.
      Cheryl´s last blog post ..A new handmade dress for me

    • 2 se7en // May 6, 2015 at 3:31 am

      Hahaha Cheryl, I have big, BIG plan for the tenth and instead of my usual silent war against the stuff, I full intend to rope everyone into it. If these guys can hike to the top of mountains then they can certainly make a huge effort on the tenth!!! Wishing you all the best – “May the Fourth” be with you and all that!!! Have a fabulous week!!!

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