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World Bee Day
The importance of bees as pollinators for biodiversity and food security is fundamental to humanity. The General Assembly of the United Nations has declared May 20 as World Bee Day.
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Rapture Party Day
According to US radio preacher Harold Egbert Camping (1921 - 2013), the beginning of the end of the world should begin on 21 May 2011. Fortunately a wrong prognosis, which caused many US-Americans to celebrate this date since then omitted as world doom day and/or rapture party day.
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Talk Like Yoda Day (Star Wars)
Star Wars fans naturally celebrate 21 May as Talk Like Yoda Day.
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Ash Ketchum (*unbekannt Pokémon)
Ash Ketchum is the main character of the Pokémon anime. He is also the main character of various manga based on the anime, including The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash & Pikachu, and Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl.
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Arthur Conan Doyle (*1859)
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson.
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Release date of Pac Man (1980)
Pac-Man is a maze arcade game developed and released by Namco in 1980. The original Japanese title of Puck Man was changed to Pac-Man for international releases as a preventative measure against defacement of the arcade machines. Outside Japan, the game was published by Midway Games as part of its licensing agreement with Namco America.
Calendar: Computer games
World Turtle Day
As World Turtle Day, 23 May will be all about reptiles. At least when it comes to the American Tortoise Rescue, the US-American animal welfare organisation that launched this international action day for the protection of animals from the Sauropsida order in the year 2000.
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First Release of MySQL (1995)
MySQL is one of the most widely used relational database management systems in the world. It is available as open source software as well as a commercial enterprise version for various operating systems and forms the basis for many dynamic web presences.
Calendar: Information technology
Ian McKellen (*1939)
Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction.
Calendar: Birthdays & Days of death
Wine Day
All passionate wine drinkers should mark May 25th red in their calendars. The USA celebrates this date as its national wine day.
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Towel Day
On May 25th since 2001 not only fans of the Hitchhiker through the Galaxy but also the so called Towel Day.
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Glorious revolution in Ankh-Morpork (writing world novels)
The People's Revolution of the Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May is depicted in Night Watch. It ended the increasingly tough reign of Lord Winder. Tension had been rising, and while the nobility arranged a quiet succession by Lord Snapcase in the background, the people on the streets started a revolution and attacked Watch Houses all over the city.
Calendar: Comics, Books & Analog Games
Peter Cushing (*1913)
Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977).
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First edition of Dracula (1897)
Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It introduced the character of Count Dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
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Christopher Lee (*1922)
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor,[1] singer and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films, a typecasting situation he always lamented.
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Premiere of Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth is a 2006 dark fantasy drama film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, and starring Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, and Ariadna Gil.
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