Famous People, Events, Places and Dates in History

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May: Famous People, Events and Dates in History

This Month's Historical Events

1st May 1707: The Act of Union was signed between England and Scotland. With the signing, the two countries become one kingdom, and the Scottish and English Parliaments became united, thereby forming the Parliament of Great Britain. This new joint house was based in the home of the English Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London. Scotland retained its independence in terms of their legal and religious systems. However, taxation, coinage, trade, parliament, sovereignty and flag became one with Britain.
10th May 1994: Nelson Mandela, the famous anti-apartheid activist and former political prisoner, became the first black president of South Africa. His inauguration on this date ended more than three centuries of minority white rule. His winning party, The African National Congress (ANC), won the country's 1st multi-racial elections by taking 62% of the vote. His presidency ended on 14 June, 1999.
4th May 1494: Christopher Columbus, the famous European explorer, discovered Jamaica and met the Arawak and the Taino, the indigenous people of the Caribbean country.
2nd May 2011: The US Navy SEALS of SEAL Team Six killed 54-year old Osama bin Laden in his compound in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan. The leader of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda was a mastermind of many notable terrorist attacks against the United States, including the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
21st May 1991: Former Indian Prime Minister and husband to Sonia Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, was assassinated at the age of 46. He had become the 6th and youngest Indian Prime minister at 40 years of age, and had succeeded his mother, the then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was also assassinated. Rajiv Gandhi served as PM between 1984 and 1989.

Popular and Young Celeb Birthdays

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
23rd March 1992
American professional basketball player

Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi Mbau
15 October 1985
TV presenter, musician, business woman, socialite and South African actress

Islah Koren Gates
Islah Koren Gates
30 November 2012
Daughter to rapper Kevin Gates and social media star Dreka Gates

Zari Hassan
Zari Hassan
23 September 1981
Ugandan socialite, TV personality, businesswoman, actress, musician & Diamond Platnumz baby mama

Adam DiMarco
Adam DiMarco
14 April 1990
Canadian actor and singer

Amy Ferson
Amy Ferson
25 July 1973
American journalist, commentator, real estate agent & first wife of T.J. Holmes

Wylda Rae Johnson
Wylda Rae Johnson
7th July 2010
American young celebrity kid

Andile Ncube
Andile Ncube
October 4 1981
Reality TV show host, musician, producer, South African TV and radio personality, and businessman

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
30th April 1982
American actress, singer and a model

Jeff Halperin
Jeff Halperin
25 September 1965
Former American photojournalist, entrepreneur and husband to American politician Kari Lake

Central Cee
Central Cee
4 Jun 1998
British rapper, singer and songwriter, real birth name Oakley Neil H. T. Caesar-Su

Topper Guild
Topper Guild
21 August 2002
American prankster, entrepreneur and social media influencer

Annie Macaulay-Idibia
Annie Macaulay-Idibia
November 13, 1984
Nigerian Nollywood actress, model and presenter

Taylor Baxter Burton
Taylor Baxter Burton
23 Nov 1997
Irish celebrity kid, internet personality, and son of late Dolores O’Riordan and Don Burton

Santiago Rulli Galliano
Santiago Rulli Galliano
15th January, 2010
Famous Mexican who is a son to a celebrity family

Swanky Jerry
Swanky Jerry
4 July 1991
African stylist, designer, TV reality star and an image consultant

DD Osama
DD Osama
29 November 2006
American rapper, a hip hop artist and a social media personality

Aaron Ashmore
Aaron Ashmore
7 October, 1979
Canadian film and television actor

Baby Santana
Baby Santana
14th November 2006
American rapper, music producer and songwriter

Olivia Rose Cameron
Olivia Rose Cameron
17th July 2001
American young celebrity, artist and painter

Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz
October 2 1989
Bongo flava recording artist, philanthropist, dancer, businessman & TV personality

Mia Randall
Mia Randall
12th July, 2011
Young YouTuber and social media influencer

Christina Shusho
Christina Shusho
17 November 1978
East African gospel musician

Mike Kussman
Mike Kussman
7th June 1968
Husband to The Flash actress Danielle Nicolet (Cecil Horton)

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Terry Sheeroh, Owner, editor at Famous People, Events and Places

Terry is a mom, wife and an entrepreneur who has many years of experience in the beauty and fashion business. She is the founder of this website and also a full-time mother to her son. Terry has a big passion for cooking and trying out new recipes. She enjoys writing, hair-styling, knitting, travelling, and hosting family and friends.

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