May Challenge Prompts

May 1st:  Cereal food “Cheerios” hits store shelves on this day. Write about a poem circles. (1941)

May 2nd: Good Housekeeping Magazine first hits the newsstands. Write a poem about advice. (1885)

May 3rd: Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer prize for “Gone With the Wind. Write a poem as if you were Scarlett O’Hara. (1937)

May 4th: Soap operas “Another World” and “As the World Turns” premiere. Write a poem  about drama. (1964)

May 5th:  North Bend, Ohio gets on the map. It’s the site of the fist US train robbery.Write a poem about stealing. (1865)

May 6th: John Deere produces the first steel plow. Write a poem about new technology.  (1833)

May 7th: George Eastman patents the Box Camera. Write a poem about memories. (1888)

May 8th: The U.S. Post Office is established. Write a poem about giving or receiving information. (1794)

May 9th: The syrup for Coca Cola is invented by Atlanta Pharmacist John Styth Permerton. Write a poem about sugar. (1886)

May 10: The first color pictures of Earth from space are sent back from Apollo 10. Write a poem about never-ending space. (1969)

May 11th:  Einstein’s presents his Theory of General Relativity. Write a poem about discovery. (1916)

May 12th: The flush toilet is patented. Write about water flow. (1792)

May 13th: The Rolling Stones record the now infamous song “Satisfaction”. Write a poem about be satisfied. (1965)

May 14th: Vaseline petroleum jelly slides onto store shelves for the first time. Write a poem about relief. (1878)

May 15th: Nylon stockings hit the market for first time. Write a poem about modesty. (1940)

May 16th: Charles Hires invents Root Beer on this day. Write a poem about liquid. (1866)

May 17th: Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,831.71. Write a poem about breaking a record. (1990)

May 18th: Napoleon Bonaparte  becomes Emperor of France. Write a poem about power. (1804)

May 19th: Ringling Brothers circus premieres. Write a poem about your favorite circus act.  (1884)

May 20th: CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung. Write a poem about unemployment. (1995)

May 21st: The American Red Cross was formed. Write a poem about healthcare. (1881)

May 22nd: First reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. Write a poem about mystique. (1933)

May 23rd: Legendary bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana. Write a poem about crime. (1934)

May 24th: Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British Prime Minister to visit Israel. Write a poem about travelling. (1968)

May 25th: The movie blockbuster “Star Wars” is released. Write a poem about movies or moving pictures. (1978)

May 26th: Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour. Write a poem about parodies. (1992)

May 27th: The pop-up toaster is patented. Write a poem about springs. (1919)

May 28th: President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button that opens San Fransisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Write a poem about grand openings. (1937)

May 29th: An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56. Write about natural disasters. (1990)

May 30th: Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders. Write a poem about monarchy.(1035)

May 31st: Today is the last day. Write about anything you want!

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