May 2, 1932: Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network).
May 3, 1808: Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The Third of May", painted 1814.
May 4, 1864: General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River.
May 5, 1865: 1st US train robbery (North Bend, Ohio).
May 6, 1541: King Henry VIII orders a bible in English be placed in every church in England.
May 7, 558: In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.
May 8, 1877: 1st Westminster Dog Show held.