May 14 - 20 2017 (week 20) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day in history, May 7 - 13 2017

By Fiona Roberts

May 14, 2017 - May 20, 2017 - This week features the polar bear, the Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen, the first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, the outlawing of racial segregation in the United States school system, the foundation of Montreal,the opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and the first solo flight across the Atlantic

May 14, 2008: The U.S. listed the polar bear, the world’s largest land predator, as a threatened species due to rapidly declining ice levels in its Arctic Ocean habitat

May 15, 2016: Max Verstappen, aged 18, won the Spanish Grand Prix, becoming the youngest ever driver and the first Dutchman to win a Formula One race

May 16, 1989: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev held the first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, ending the feud between the two nations

May 17, 1954: The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in the state school system, although many southern states refused to implement the new legislation

May 18, 1642: The city of Ville Marie (City of Mary), later renamed Montreal, was founded by a group of French colonists sent to evangelise the Native Americans

May 19, 1927: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre opened in Hollywood. It is now best known as the site where the hand and footprints of the stars are immortalized in cement

May 20, 1927: U.S. aviator Charles Lindbergh took off from Long Island for Paris in his plane the Spirit of St Louis, becoming the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic

PUBLISHED: 23/04/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom / Getty / Associated Press
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