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 On this day May 29 - June 4, 2022 (week 22) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day May 29 - June 4, 2022 (week 22)

May 29, 2022 - June 4, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the marriage of the British prime minister Boris Johnson, The Lincoln Memorial, the dropping by China of it’s two-child policy, The Doomsday Clock, the first oil struck in Bahrain, Captain James Cook’s voyages of exploration and the Battle of Midway

May 29, 2021: Boris Johnson married political activist Carrie Symonds in a small private ceremony, becoming the first British prime minister to marry in office since 1822

May 30, 1922: The Lincoln Memorial, built to honour the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was dedicated on the National Mall in Washington DC

May 31, 2021: China replaced its existing two-child policy to allow couples to have three children, in order to increase declining birth rates and maintain a stable population

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, 1932: Major Frank Holmes, a New Zealand engineer, first struck oil in Bahrain. It marked the emergence of the petroleum industry in the Middle East

June 3, 1769: A year into his circumnavigation of the world, Captain James Cook observed the Transit of Venus across the sun, the main purpose of his voyage of exploration

June 4, 1942: The Battle of Midway, the turning point in the sea war in the Pacific, began. U.S. forces inflicted Japan’s first major naval defeat of World War II in the three-day battle

PUBLISHED: 17/05/2022; 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