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1st May 1813 (202 années)
<p> Jacques Delille, French poet best known for his translation of Virgil&#39;s Georgics, dies. 200 years.</p>
1st May 1840 (175 années)
The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom. 175 years.
2nd May 1519 (496 années)
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.
2nd May 1864 (151 années)
Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer and conductor, often described as the most successful stage composer of the nineteenth century, dies. 150 years
2nd May 1892 (123 années)
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, was born. 125 years.
2nd May 1964 (51 années)
Nancy Astor, the American-born British politician who was the first female MP, dies. 50 years.
2nd May 1964 (51 années)
Nancy Astor, the American-born British politician who was the first female MP, died. 60 years.
3rd May 1987 (28 années)
Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, Egyptian-born Italian singer and actress, died. 30 years.
4th May 1929 (86 années)
Audrey Hepburn was born. 90 years
4th May 1979 (36 années)
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. 40 years
5th May 1215 (800 années)
Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England - part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta. 800 years.
6th May 1889 (126 années)
The Eiffel Tower was completed. 130 years
6th May 1895 (120 années)
The Italian-American film actor and sex symbol of the 1920s, Rudolph Valentino, is born. 120 years.
6th May 1895 (120 années)
The Italian-American film actor and sex symbol of the 1920s, Rudolph Valentino, was born. 125 years.
6th May 1915 (100 années)
Orson Welles, American actor, writer and director, is born. 100 years.
6th May 1915 (100 années)
20-year-old pitcher Babe Ruth hits his first home run during his 18th time at bat in the major leagues. 100 years
6th May 1915 (100 années)
Orson Welles, American actor, writer and director, was born. 105 years.
6th May 1915 (100 années)
20-year-old pitcher Babe Ruth hits his first home run during his 18th time at bat in the major leagues. 105 years
7th May 1840 (175 années)
The Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is born. 175 years.
7th May 1840 (175 années)
The Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was born. 180 years.
7th May 1915 (100 années)
The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by the Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland. 100 years.
7th May 1915 (100 années)
The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by the Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland. 105 years.
7th May 1945 (70 années)
World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender. 70 years.
7th May 1945 (70 années)
World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender. 75 years.
8th May 1864 (151 années)
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House during the American Civil War (that lasted until the 21st May). 150 years.
8th May 1864 (151 années)
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House during the American Civil War (that lasted until the 21st May). 160 years.
8th May 1945 (70 années)
Winston Churchill announces the end of the war. 70 years.
8th May 1945 (70 années)
Winston Churchill announced the end of the war. 75 years.
9th May 1860 (155 années)
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, Scottish novelist who created Peter Pan, was born. 160 years.
9th May 1914 (101 années)
Mother's Day is proclaimed by President Wilson in the United States. 100 years.

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