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  • Falklands
    Saturday May 1, 1982

    Falklands War

    Black Buck 1

    Falklands
    Saturday May 1, 1982

    On 1 May, British operations on the Falklands opened with the "Black Buck 1" attack (of a series of five) on the airfield at Stanley.




  • Falklands
    Tuesday May 4, 1982

    Falklands War

    The British lost the Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield to fire following an Exocet missile strike

    Falklands
    Tuesday May 4, 1982

    On 4 May, two days after the sinking of General Belgrano, the British lost the Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield to fire following an Exocet missile strike from the Argentine 2nd Naval Air Fighter/Attack Squadron.




  • Susangerd, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Tuesday May 11, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran Retake Susangerd Area

    Susangerd, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Tuesday May 11, 1982

    Under heavy Iranian pressure, the Iraqi forces retreated. By 12 May, Iran had driven out all Iraqi forces from the Susangerd area.




  • Falklands
    Friday May 14, 1982

    Falklands War

    The SAS carried out a raid on Pebble Island on the Falklands

    Falklands
    Friday May 14, 1982

    On 14 May the SAS carried out a raid on Pebble Island on the Falklands, where the Argentine Navy had taken over a grass airstrip for FMA IA 58 Pucará light ground-attack aircraft and Beechcraft T-34 Mentors, which resulted in the destruction of several aircraft.




  • South Korea
    Friday May 14, 1982

    Internet

    South Korea's first Internet system

    South Korea
    Friday May 14, 1982

    South Korea's first Internet system, the System Development Network (SDN) began operation on 15 May 1982. SDN was connected to the rest of the world in August 1983 using UUCP (Unixto-Unix-Copy); connected to CSNET in December 1984; and formally connected to the U.S. Internet in 1990.




  • Falklands
    Monday May 17, 1982

    Falklands War

    A Westland Sea King helicopter carrying the assigned team took off from HMS Invincible

    Falklands
    Monday May 17, 1982

    A SAS reconnaissance team was dispatched to carry out preparations for a seaborne infiltration. A Westland Sea King helicopter carrying the assigned team took off from HMS Invincible on the night of 17 May, but bad weather forced it to land 50 miles (80 km) from its target and the mission was aborted.




  • Argentina
    Tuesday May 18, 1982

    Falklands War

    The Final British negotiating position was presented to Argentina

    Argentina
    Tuesday May 18, 1982

    The tempo of operations increased throughout the first half of May as the United Nations' attempts to mediate a peace were rejected by the Argentinians. The final British negotiating position was presented to Argentina by UN Secretary General Pérez de Cuéllar on 18 May 1982.


  • New Zealand
    Thursday May 20, 1982

    Falklands War

    New Zealand would make HMNZS Canterbury available for use where the British thought fit to release a Royal Navy vessel for the Falklands

    New Zealand
    Thursday May 20, 1982

    On 20 May 1982, Robert Muldoon announced that New Zealand would make HMNZS Canterbury, a Leander-class frigate, available for use where the British thought fit to release a Royal Navy vessel for the Falklands. The New Zealand government expelled the Argentinian ambassador following the invasion. The Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, was in London when the war broke out.


  • Falklands
    Friday May 21, 1982

    Falklands War

    Operation Sutton

    Falklands
    Friday May 21, 1982

    During the night of 21 May, the British Amphibious Task Group under the command of Commodore Michael Clapp (Commodore, Amphibious Warfare – COMAW) mounted Operation Sutton, the amphibious landing on beaches around San Carlos Water, on the northwestern coast of East Falkland facing onto Falkland Sound.


  • Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Saturday May 22, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Iranians began The drive Towards Khorramshahr

    Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Saturday May 22, 1982

    In the early morning hours of 23 May 1982, the Iranians began the drive towards Khorramshahr across the Karun River. This part of Operation Beit ol-Moqaddas was spearheaded by the 77th Khorasan division with tanks along with the Revolutionary Guard and Basij.


  • Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday May 23, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Liberation of Khorramshahr

    Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday May 23, 1982

    The Iranians hit the Iraqis with destructive air strikes and massive artillery barrages, crossed the Karun River, captured bridgeheads, and launched human wave attacks towards the city. Saddam's defensive barricade collapsed; in less than 48 hours of fighting, the city fell and 19,000 Iraqis surrendered to the Iranians.


  • Falklands
    Thursday May 27, 1982

    Falklands War

    Darwin and Goose Green Attack

    Falklands
    Thursday May 27, 1982

    From early on 27 May until 28 May, 2 Para, (approximately 500 men) with naval gunfire support from HMS Arrow and artillery support from 8 Commando Battery, Royal Artillery, approached and attacked Darwin and Goose Green, which was held by the Argentine 12th Infantry Regiment.


  • Falklands
    Monday May 31, 1982

    Falklands War

    The Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre defeated Argentine Special Forces at the skirmish at Top Malo House

    Falklands
    Monday May 31, 1982

    On 31 May, the M&AWC (The Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre) defeated Argentine Special Forces at the skirmish at Top Malo House.


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