On this day May 15-21, 2022 (week 20) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day May 15-21, 2022 (week 20)

May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features the F1 driver Max Verstappen, the first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, the New York Stock Exchange, the foundation of Montreal, France’s Legion d’Honneur, U.S. aviator Charles Lindbergh and the two-handled pogo stick.

May 15, 2016: Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, aged 18, became the youngest ever driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix. In 2021 he won his first F1 World Championship

May 16, 1989: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev held the first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, ending the feud between the two nations

May 17, 1792: The New York Stock Exchange was founded by 24 brokers who signed an agreement while meeting under a tree on what is now Wall Street

My 18, 1642: The city of Ville Marie (City of Mary), later renamed Montreal, was founded by a group of French colonists sent to evangelise the Native Americans

May 19, 1802: Napoleon Bonaparte created the Legion d’Honneur, an order of distinction for both military and civil service. It is the highest decoration in France

May 20, 1927: U.S. aviator Charles Lindbergh took off from Long Island for Paris in his plane Spirit of St Louis, becoming the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic

May 21, 1957: A patent was issued for an improved, two-handled pogo stick, comprising a vertical pole with footrests and a spring-loaded assist to enable hopping

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PUBLISHED: 03/05/2022; 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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