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 On this day May 17-23, 2020 (week 21) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day May 17-23, 2020 (week 21)

May 17, 2020 - May 23, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli, the Mount St Helens volcano, Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. former actress Meghan Markle, Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius, movie legend Humphrey Bogart, the legalisation of same-sex marriage, and U.S. mathematician John Nash

May 17, 1510: Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli, whose works such as Primavera embody the Italian Renaissance spirit, died in poverty at the age of 65

May 18, 1980: The eruption of Mount St Helens in the U.S. state of Washington killed 57 people, took 1,300 feet off the top of the volcano and created a cloud of ash 2,500 miles long

May 19, 2018: Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. former actress Meghan Markle were married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

May 20, 1570: Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius issued Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas, a book of maps for which copper printing plates were engraved

May 21, 1945: Movie legend Humphrey Bogart married his co-star Lauren Bacall. Despite their 25-year age gap they remained happily married until Bogart’s death in 1957

May 22, 2015: Ireland became the first nation to legalise same-sex marriage in a referendum, with over 62 percent voting in favour of amending the constitution

May 23, 2015: Renowned U.S. mathematician John Nash, the subject of the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a car crash in New Jersey

PUBLISHED: 11/05/2020; 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