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 On this day May 12-18, 2024 (week 20) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day May 12-18, 2024 (week 20)

May 12, 2024 - May 18, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first Giro d’Italia cycling tour, the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, North London football team Arsenal, the first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, the first U.S. state to issue legal marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

May 12, 2014: Narendra Modi became prime minister of India after his Hindu-nationalist BJP party trounced the ruling Congress Party in the world’s biggest general election

May 13, 1909: The first Giro d’Italia cycling tour set out from Milan. Only 49 of the 127 starting riders finished the race, which covered eight stages over 2,448km

2004: Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark married Australian estate agent Mary Donaldson. The couple became King and Queen in May 14, January of this year

May 15, 2004: North London football team Arsenal became the first team in 115 years to complete a season in England’s premier league without a single defeat

May 16, 1989: The first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, between leaders Deng Xiaoping and Mikhail Gorbachev, ended a lengthy feud between China and the Soviet Union

May 17, 2004: Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to issue legal marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Thousands of couples obtained licenses within days

May 18, 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte, renowned military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution, was proclaimed Emperor of France

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PUBLISHED: 22/04/2024; 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: Getty Images, Newscom
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