May 12 Holidays

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Monthly Holidays that include May 12

Famous Birthdays Today

<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/emilio-estevez" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/c67951b2-5c12-4d40-d31c-01e316279600/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Emilio Estevez" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actor</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/emilio-estevez" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Emilio Estevez</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/emily-vancamp" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/da146a91-cd03-4128-5b36-ac321ff3aa00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Emily VanCamp" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">TV Actress</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/emily-vancamp" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Emily VanCamp</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/tony-hawk" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/5320e03a-29d7-419d-bf4e-19d2f488ae00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Tony Hawk" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Skateboarder</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/tony-hawk" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Tony Hawk</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/florence-nightingale" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/6b6b70eb-d95e-44e8-4311-101a3401e800/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Florence Nightingale" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Activist</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/florence-nightingale" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Florence Nightingale</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>254</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stephen I Becomes Pope</div><div class='timeline-text'>Stephen I, the 23rd Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeded Pope Lucius I, standing strongly against Novatianism.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1364</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Founding of Jagiellonian University</div><div class='timeline-text'>Poland's oldest university, Jagiellonian University, was founded in Kraków.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1551</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Oldest American University Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National University of San Marcos, known as the oldest university in the Americas, was established in Lima, Peru.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1743</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Maria Theresa Crowned Queen</div><div class='timeline-text'>Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned Queen of Bohemia after defeating rival Charles VII, the Holy Roman Emperor.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1870</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Manitoba Act Enacted</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Manitoba Act received Royal Assent, leading to Manitoba's becoming a province of Canada on July 15.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1926</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Airship Over North Pole</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Italian-built airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1937</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Royal Coronation in UK</div><div class='timeline-text'>King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were crowned at Westminster Abbey, London.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1941</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Z3 Computer Presented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Konrad Zuse showcased the Z3, the world's first fully automatic, programmable working computer, in Berlin, Germany.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jimmy Carter Visits Cuba</div><div class='timeline-text'>Former US President Jimmy Carter visited Cuba, marking the first visit to the island by a US President in or out of office since the Cuban Revolution.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>WannaCry Ransomware Attack</div><div class='timeline-text'>The WannaCry ransomware attack affected more than 400,000 computers worldwide, including those of the United Kingdom's National Health Services.</div></div></div>

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