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May 3, 1841 - New Zealand was proclaimed a separate colony.
May 8, 1945 Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day); the day after Germany surrendered, ending World War II in Europe.
May 13 - Mother's Day in Australia and New Zealand.
May 14, 1796 - Edward Jenner, British physician, performed the first vaccination against smallpox.
May 15, 1928 - Royal Flying Doctor Service began in Australia.
May 20, 1932 - Amelia Earhart began the first solo transatlantic flight by a woman.
May 20, 2002 - East Timor became an independent country.
May 26 - National Sorry Day in Australia. 
May 27 - June 3 - National Reconciliation Week in Australia. 
May 29, 1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the top of Mount Everest.
May 31, 1928 - Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm began the first air crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

May 2, 1729 - Catherine the Great of Russia, born.
May 7, 1840 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer, born.
May 9, 1806 - J.M. Barrie, author, best known play is Peter Pan (1904), born.  eBOOKS  
May 12, 1820 - Florence Nightingale, English nurse who introduced sanitary methods of nursing in wartime, born.
May 19, 1861 - Dame Nellie Melba, Australian singer, born.  TIMELINE  
May 22, 1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, British author, created Sherlock Holmes, the world's best-known detective, born.  eBOOKS  
May 24, 1819 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, born.  TIMELINE 

 

Who is this person born on MAY 3, 1898?
Clue:
 Served as Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974. Check your answer 

 
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