Calendar for May


I wakened early and walked in the dew,
Even before the sun,
To gather flowers for your May basket.
I’ll hang it on your door, then run!

Gabriela Mistral, famous poetess and Nobel Literature Prize winner, was born in Vicuna, Chile.

The famous pianist, Claudio Arrau, was born in the province of Nuble, Chile.

May 1: May Day

May 3, 1838: Church officially named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

May 7, 1812: Robert Browning, English poet, born.

May 11, 1957: Cornerstone for London Temple laid.

May 12, 1820: Florence Nightingale, English nurse, born.

May 14, 1945: Heber J. Grant, seventh president of Church, died.

May 15, 1829: John the Baptist ordained Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to Priesthood of Aaron.

May 16: Joan of Arc Day in France

May 17, 1884: Logan Temple dedicated.

May 20, 1882: Sigrid Undset, Norwegian novelist, born.

May 21, 1945: George Albert Smith sustained as eighth president of Church.

May 23, 1853: Branch of Church organized at Cape Town, South Africa.

May 24, 1819: Queen Victoria born.