On this day May 10-16, 2020 (week 20) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day May 10-16, 2020 (week 20)

May 10, 2020 - May 16, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the first submarine to circumnavigate the world while submerged, Constantinople (now called Istanbul), Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, the first Formula One World Championship, the social media phenomenon, Grumpy Cat, Nylon stockings, and the Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei.

May 10, 1960: The U.S. nuclear-powered submarine became the first vessel to circumnavigate the world while submerged. The undersea voyage took 84 days

May 11, 330: Emperor Constantine dedicated Constantinople as the new capital of the Roman Empire. Now called Istanbul, it was built over the ancient Greek city of Byzantium

May 5, 1820: Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born. On nightly rounds “The Lady with the Lamp” tended to soldiers wounded in the Crimean War

May 13, 1950: The first Formula One World Championship grand prix was held at Silverstone in England. The winner was Italy’s Giuseppe Farina, driving for Alfa Romeo

May 14, 2019: Grumpy Cat, the feline whose frown endeared her to 12 million fans across social media, died. Her glum face was caused by an underbite and feline dwarfism

May 15, 1940: Nylon stockings went on sale throughout the United States, priced at $1.15 per pair. Around 780,000 pairs were sold on the first day alone

May 16, 2019: I.M. Pei, Chinese-American architect known for his precision geometry and use of natural light, as seen in the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris, died aged 102

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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