Sunday, May 8, 2016

8 May - History and Importance of The Day

World Redcross Day

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation - II World War

Mother's Day (2016)  Second Sunday May

 1942 - During World War II in the Pacific, the Battle of the Coral Sea began in which Japan would suffer its first defeat of the war.

May 8, 1945 - A second German surrender ceremony was held in Berlin. This time, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel signed the surrender document which declared, as did the first, that hostilities would end as of 12:01 a.m. on May 9th.


International Red Cross founder and Nobel Prize winner Henri Dunant (1828-1910). He was also a founder of the YMCA and organized the Geneva Conventions of 1863 and 1864.

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) the 33rd U.S. President. He became president upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in April 1945. Truman then authorized the dropping of the bombs on Japan..

8 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Sunday, May 1, 2016

1 May - History and Importance of The Day

May Day

Observed as May Day, a holiday and spring festival since ancient times, also observed in socialist countries as a workers' holiday or Labor Day.

1707 - Great Britain was formed from a union between England and Scotland. The union included Wales which had already been part of England since the 1500's. The United Kingdom today consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

2004 - Eight former Communist nations and two Mediterranean countries joined the European Union (EU) marking its largest-ever expansion. The new members included Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, along with the island of Malta and the Greek portion of the island of Cyprus. They joined 15 countries already in the EU, representing in all 450 million persons.

Birthday - African American Olympic athlete Archie Williams (1915-1993). Williams won a gold medal in the 400-meter race.