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 On this day May 30 - June 05, 2021 (week 22) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day May 30 - June 05 2021 (week 22)

May 30, 2021 - June 5, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the space probe Mariner 9, the Tulsa race massacre, the Doomsday Clock, U.S. President Grover Cleveland, Raul Castro of Cuba, Henry Ford’s first car, and the assassination of US Senator Robert Kennedy

May 30, 1971: The U.S. space probe Mariner 9 was launched on its mission to Mars. It became the first artificial satellite of Mars, sending back more than 7,000 pictures

May 31, 1921: An attack on a prosperous black area of Tulsa, Oklahoma, killed around 300 residents in one of the worst ever atrocities targeting black Americans

June 1, 1947: The Doomsday Clock, intended to show how close humanity was to catastrophic destruction, first appeared on the cover of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

June 2, 1886: Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. President to marry while in the White House. He was 49 and his bride, Frances Folsom, his former ward, was 21

June 3, 1931: Raul Castro, former president of Cuba, was born. He stood down as First Secretary of the Communist Party in 2021, bringing an end to Castro rule in Cuba after 62 years

June 4, 1896: Henry Ford test drove his first car, the quadricycle, in Detroit. The vehicle had a simple frame fitted with a gas-powered engine and four bicycle wheels

June 5, 1968: U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated at a hotel in Los Angeles during his presidential campaign. Gunman Sirhan Sirhan opposed his support for Israel

PUBLISHED: 17/05/2021; 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