2nd May 1519
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, the Italian polymath, died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France. 500 years.
4th May 1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. 40 years
4th May 1929
Audrey Hepburn was born. 90 years
5th May 1914
Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer, was born. 105 years.
6th May 1889
The Eiffel Tower was completed. 130 years
7th May 1919
María Eva Duarte de Perón, second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, was born. 100 years.
9th May 1994
Nelson Mandela was chosen to become the first black President of South Africa. 25 years
10th May 1849
Katsushika Hokusai died. 170 years
10th May 1899
Fred Astaire, American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter, was born. 120 years.
16th May 1919
Liberace was born. 100 years
16th May 1929
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which honored the best films of 1927 and 1928, took place. 90 years
16th May 1949
The painter William Nicholson, died. 70 years
21st May 1844
Henri Rousseau was born. 175 years
23rd May 1934
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot dead by police. 85 years
24th May 1819
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, was born. 200 years.
30th May 1859
Big Ben rung for the first time in London. 160 years
30th May 1879
Vanessa Bell was born. 140 years
31st May 1549
Tintoretto died. 425 years
31st May 1819
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, was born. 200 years
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