Abdu'l-Baha lays the foundation stone for the first Baha'i House of Worship in the West at Wilmette, Illinois
Abdul-Baha ended His European trip and came back from Stuttgart to Paris again
The Twelfth Day of Ridvan
2 May 1863 Baha'u'llah, 11 family members and 26 disciples depart for Constantinople at noon. During the journey, they are accorded enthusiastic receptions wherever they stopped, being preceded by the government cavalry, flags flying and drums beating
Baha'u'llah rode out of Baghdad, on His way to Constantinople
Shoghi Effendi launched the first international plan, the Ten Year World Crusade
The Ten Year World Crusade (1953-1963) was launched by Shoghi Effendi in an effort to facilitate an organized expansion of the Baha'i Faith. This plan included extremely ambitious goals for the expansion of Baha'i communities and institutions, the translation of Baha'i texts into several new languages, and the sending of Baha'i pioneers into previously unreached nations.
The siege at Shaykh Tabarsi ends in betrayal when a promise of
Verdict of the Muhammadan Court in Egypt pronouncing the Faith to be an independent religion
Tax exemption for Baha'i properties on Mt. Carmel announced
Birth of prominent Hand of the Cause of God, Clara Dunn
Clara was born in London, England, on 12 May 1869. She was the sixth of eight children of Thomas Holder and Maria McHugh. In 1870, her family moved to Ontario, Canada. Clara and John Hyde Dunn married in July 1917. In 10 April 1920 sailed to Australia from the United states. They were the first Baha'i sailed to Australia. Clara Dunn died in Sydney on 18 November 1960 and was buried beside her husband in Woronora Cemetery in metropolitan Sydney.
Beginning of Babi Insurrection at Zanjan
The revolt at the fortress of Ali Mardan Khan in Zanjan in the north-west of Persia, was by far the most violent of all the conflicts. It was headed by Mulla Muhammad-Aliy-i-Zanjani, surnamed Hujjat, and also lasted seven or eight months (May 1850 December 1850).
Birth of prominent Hand of the Cause of God and International Baha'i Council member, Ugo Giachery
Ugo Giachery (May 13, 1896 - July 5, 1989) was a prominent Italian Baha'i and Hand of the Cause from an aristocratic family from Palermo. After World War I he moved to the United States, where he became a Baha'i around 1926. In 1947 his family moved back to Rome in Italy. He was appointed a Hand of the Cause by Shoghi Effendi in December 1951, who also appointed him as a member-at-large of the International Baha'i Council, and who named one of the doors of the Shrine of the Bab after him.
Birth of prominent Australian Baha'i and Hand of the Cause Collis Featherstone
Harold Collis Featherstone (May 13, 1913 - September 29, 1990) was a Hand of the Cause of God and prominent Baha'i from Adelaide, Australia. He was appointed a Hand of the Cause by Shoghi Effendi in October 1957. Collis Featherstone became a Baha'i in 1944, and served in the National Spiritual Assembly of Australia from 1949 to 1962. In 1954 he was appointed as an Auxiliary Board member for Australia. He passed on September 29, 1990 in Kathmandu, Nepal, while visiting the Baha'is there.
Amoz Gibson a member of the first Universal House of Justice passed away
Amoz Everett Gibson (August 3, 1918 - 1982) was a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Baha'i Faith, from 1963 to 1982. Mr. Gibson was born in Washington, D.C., United States. He was also the First Black Member of the Universal House of Justice.
Martyrdom of Quddus in Barfurush
Declaration of the Bab in Shiraz
May 23, 1844 marks the beginnings of the Bahai Faith in Shiraz, Persia (Iran). The Bab, which means the "Gate," proclaimed on that date that He was not only the founder of an independent world religion, but the herald of a new and greater prophet or messenger of God. This new messenger would usher in an age of peace for all humanity.
Birth of Abdul-Baha, Center of the Cause of Baha'i Faith
Abdul-Baha eldest son of Baha'u'llah was born at the same day as the Declaration of the Bab, He was named Abbas and also known as Center of the Cause, Baha'is regard Abdul-Baha as the Perfect Exemplar of the teachings of His father and therefore strive to emulate Him.
Beginning of The Nayriz Upheaval
Death of Knight of Baha'u'llah Mildred Clark
Mildred Eileen Clark (May 24, 1892 - May 27, 1967) was born in Manchester, Illinois a pioneer and Knight of Baha'u'llah, named for pioneering to the Lofoten Islands. She died at another pioneering post in Turku, Finland in 1967.
The Baha'i International Community is granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council
Ascension of Bahau'llah
On May 29, Bahau'llah, Prophet-Founder of the Bahai Faith, passed away in 1892 near Akka, Palastine (Israel)