May 28 - June 3, 2017 (week 22) infographic
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On this day in history May 28 - June 3 2017

By Fiona Roberts

May 28, 2017 - June 3, 2017 - This week features the foundation of Volkswagen, the birth of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the independence of Biafra, the records of Usain Bolt, the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the discovery of oil in the Middle East, and the life of Muhammad Ali.

May 28, 1937: The Volkswagen company was founded in Germany to make a revolutionary vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche. Hitler laid the cornerstone of the factory in 1938

May 29, 1917: John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was born 100 years ago today. Elected in 1960, he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963

May 30, 1967: The eastern region of Nigeria declared independence as the Republic of Biafra, triggering a ferocious civil war that killed an estimated one million people

May 31, 2008: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt first broke the 100m world record, running 9.72s in New York. Bolt, who is expected to retire later this year, has since lowered it to 9.58s

June 1, 1967: The Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was the first rock LP to win the coveted Album of the Year Grammy Award

June 2, 1932: Major Frank Holmes, a New Zealand engineer, first struck oil in Bahrain. It marked the emergence of the petroleum industry in the Middle East

June 3, 2016: Muhammad Ali, former world heavyweight boxing champion who is widely regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century, died aged 74

PUBLISHED: 15/05/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom / Getty / Associated Press
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