On this day May16-22, 2021 (week 20) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day May16-22, 2021 (week 20)

May 16, 2021 - May 22, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the first electric tram, the separation of North and South Korea, the Jerusalem crusades, the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry, Cyclone Amphan, former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, and Zion City in the United States.

May 16, 1881: The world’s first electric tram line opened in Lichterfelde near Berlin, Germany, using a trolley pole to feed power from electric wires strung above the tram route

May 17, 2007: Trains from North and South Korea crossed the heavily fortified border for the first time since the Korean War, described by both as a milestone for reconciliation

May 18, 1291: The last Christian stronghold in the Holy Land fell to the Mamluk Sultan of Egypt, al-Ashraf Khalil. The fall of Acre marked the end of the Jerusalem crusades

May 19, 2018: Britain’s Prince Harry married U.S. actress Meghan Markle. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to quit the Royal Family in 2020 and relocated to California

May 20, 2020: Cyclone Amphan devastated eastern India and Bangladesh, forcing the evacuation of four million people. Damage was estimated at over $13 billion

May 21, 1991: Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, son of assassinated premier Indira Gandhi, was himself killed by a suicide bomber as he campaigned for re-election

May 22, 1921: Zion City, near Chicago, banned women from wearing short skirts and exposing bare necks and arms in public places, with fines of up to $200 for transgressors

PUBLISHED: 03/05/2021; 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