May 7, 1942 - U.S. Navy Flag
May 5, 1961 - Rear Admiral Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.
May 7, 1942 - In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies attack each other with carrier-launched warplanes. It is the first time in the history of naval warfare where two fleets fought without seeing each other.Two crucial battles in 1942 marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
May 9, 1926 - Rear Admiral Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make the first flight over the North Pole.
May 10 , 1960 - Explorers Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make the first flight over the North Pole.