1st May 1931
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. 85 years.
3rd May 1951
King George VI inaugurated the Festival of Britain and opened the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank. 65 years.
5th May 1961
Alan Bartlett Shepard, American naval officer and aviator, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, became the first American to travel into space. 55 years.
6th May 1951
The devastating El Salvador earthquake literally razed the city of Jucuapa in the Central American republic. 65 years.
10th May 1951
Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen married Otto von Habsburg, eldest son of Emperor Charles I of Austria and former crown prince, in the Church of the Cordeliers in Nancy, France. 65 years.
14th May 1951
The historical meeting happened at Princeton University between David Ben-Gurion, visiting Prime Minister of Israel, and Albert Einstein. 65 years.
15th May 1936
Amy Johnson returns home from her historic flight from England to South Africa. 80 years.
20th May 1956
America’s first H-Bomb is detonated 15,000 feet over the Pacific Atoll Bikini, after being dropped from a B-52 jet bomber. 60 years.
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