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HISTORY: On this day May 06-12 2018 (week 19) infographic

On this day May 06-12 2018

04/24/2018
Graphic News

May 6-12, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Kim Jong-un of North Korea, Emmanuel Macron of France, Mount Everest, Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra,the first Mother’s Day, the first printed book and an earthquake in China

May 6, 2016: Kim Jong-un was elevated to party chairman at North Korea’s first party congress in 36 years, vowing to expand his nuclear arsenal despite UN sanctions

May 7, 2017: Emmanuel Macron won a landslide victory in the second round of France’s presidential election, becoming the youngest French leader since Napoleon

May 8, 1978: Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers to scale Mount Everest without using supplementary oxygen equipment

May 9, 1988: Australia’s new Parliament House was inaugurated in Canberra at a ceremony attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Bob Hawke

May 10, 1908: The first Mother’s Day was observed in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Social reformer Anna Jarvis created the holiday on the anniversary of her mother’s death

May 11, 868: The earliest complete example of a dated printed book, an influential Buddhist text known as the Diamond Sutra, was published in China

May 12, 2008: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Chinese province of Sichuan, killing around 87,000 people and leaving five million homeless


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