On this day May 3-9, 2020 (week 19) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day May 3-9, 2020 (week 19)

May 3, 2020 - May 9, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the merger of the U.S. airlines United and Continental, Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand, Kublai Khan, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, Archie, Emmanuel Macron of France, VE Day (Victory in Europe), and Women-only cars on Tokyo commuter trains

May 3, 2010: U.S. carriers United and Continental announced a $3.2bn merger deal, creating the world’s largest airline, to fly under the United name and Continental logo

May 4, 2019: Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand since 2016, was officially crowned sovereign. His fourth wife Suthida Tidjai, who he married days earlier, was declared Queen consort

May 5, 1260: Kublai Khan became ruler of the Mongol Empire, one of the largest in history. Grandson of Genghis Khan, he conquered China and founded the Yuan Dynasty

May 6, 2019: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was seventh in line to the British throne

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, 1945: Celebrations took place across Europe and the United States on VE Day (Victory in Europe) to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany after six years of war

May 9, 2005: Women-only cars were introduced on a number of Tokyo commuter trains to alleviate the problem of men groping women on overcrowded trains

PUBLISHED: 27/04/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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