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HISTORY: On this day May 06-12 2018 (week 19) infographic

On this day May 06-12 2018

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May 6-12, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Kim Jong-un of North Korea, Emmanuel Macron of France, Mount Everest, Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra,the first Mother’s Day, the first printed book and an earthquake in China

May 6, 2016: Kim Jong-un was elevated to party chairman at North Korea’s first party congress in 36 years, vowing to expand his nuclear arsenal despite UN sanctions

May 7, 2017: Emmanuel Macron won a landslide victory in the second round of France’s presidential election, becoming the youngest French leader since Napoleon

May 8, 1978: Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers to scale Mount Everest without using supplementary oxygen equipment

May 9, 1988: Australia’s new Parliament House was inaugurated in Canberra at a ceremony attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Bob Hawke

May 10, 1908: The first Mother’s Day was observed in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Social reformer Anna Jarvis created the holiday on the anniversary of her mother’s death

May 11, 868: The earliest complete example of a dated printed book, an influential Buddhist text known as the Diamond Sutra, was published in China

May 12, 2008: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Chinese province of Sichuan, killing around 87,000 people and leaving five million homeless

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Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.

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