Holidays, Celebrations on

From missing garments to tasty wines, social slumber parties to humble garment fasteners, "May 9th" observes a unique combination of occasions that offer something for everyone. On this seemingly ordinary day, a handful of amusing observances bring a dash of merriment to our lives.

Updated on by

Interesting Facts of May 9th

  1. 1. May 9th is celebrated as Victory Day in several former Soviet countries, commemorating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on May 8, 1945.
  2. 2. On May 9, 1960, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first commercially produced birth control pill, Enovid, marking a significant milestone in reproductive rights and the sexual revolution.
  3. 3. May 9th is Europe Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe, observed by EU institutions to commemorate the Schuman Declaration of 1950 which proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, a precursor to the European Union.
  4. 4. French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, reached the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed the area for France on May 8, 1682, naming it Louisiana in honor of King Louis XIV.