India  
NewsR.in
> >

This Week in History: May 14th - May 20th

One News Page Staff Tuesday, 15 May 2018
This Week in History: May 14th - May 20thby 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

Who says you need a time machine to appreciate history? Thanks to the rise of the internet and thanks to record-keeping that appears to have been going since the dawn of the written word, we have plenty of evidence to show just how far we’ve come. Here’s our weekly look at some of the most notable events of what went down this time last decade, century and beyond!

May 14th, 1787 – The Birth of the Constitution
While it took some time to draw up completely, it was on this day back in 1787 when the future of US law was decided by delegates who gathered for the first time – to help form what would become known as the US Constitution.
Famous Birthday: Cate Blanchett (Actor), 49

May 15th, 1940 – The First McDonald’s Opens
Synonymous with fast food the world over, the Golden Arches opened its doors for the first time in San Bernardino in California – it’s the subject of the movie The Founder, starring Michael Keaton.
Famous Birthday: Andy Murray (Tennis Star), 30

May 16th, 1929 – The First Academy Awards
A major first in movie history this week, as the ceremony that would become known as The Oscars was hosted for the first time ever. Nowadays, it takes place a little earlier in the year.
Famous Birthday: Janet Jackson (Singer), 51

May 17th, 1990 – The World Health Organization Removes ‘Homosexuality’ as a Mental Illness
In a move which many will consider well overdue, the WHO decided to finally remove homosexuality from its list of recognized illnesses.
Famous Birthday: Craig Ferguson (Actor / Comedian / TV Host), 55

May 18th, 1897 – ‘Dracula’ is First Published
It’s the name that kick-started the vampire genre – and a whole host of scares – as Bram Stoker’s iconic Dracula would be published for the first time this week in 1897.
Famous Birthday: Tina Fey (Actor / Comedian), 47

May 19th, 1536 – Anne Boleyn Executed
Of all of King Henry VIII’s six wives, Anne Boleyn, his second, was among the least lucky – having been incarcerated for incest and treason – and beheaded on this day in 1536.
Famous Birthday: Andre the Giant (Wrestler / Actor) (1946 – 1993)

May 20th, 1609 – Shakespeare’s Sonnets First Published
It’s hard to believe that William Shakespeare’s iconic poetry has been with us this long – yet it celebrates its 409thbirthday this week!
Famous Birthday: Cher (Singer), 71

Join us again for more time travelling next week!

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: ODN - Published < > Embed
News video: This week in history: Five BIG things that happened!

▶ This week in history: Five BIG things that happened! 01:43

From the creation of the state of Israel to the infamous John Prescott egg-throwing incident, here are the big events from this week in history. Report by Dessentjacksonl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

You Might Like


Recent related news from verified sources

Breaking News: EU sources: This week's summit may not produce Brexit breakthrough

*Reuters cites unnamed European Union diplomats, as saying that this week´s EU Brexit Summit may not produce Brexit breakthrough.*
FXstreet.com - Markets

UK PM May to make an unscheduled statement to the Commons this afternoon

According to the latest headlines floating on the wires, the UK PM Theresa May is said to make an unscheduled statement to the Commons this afternoon on Brexit...
FXstreet.com - Markets

This Week: Netflix earns, Fed minutes, existing home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: CAUSE FOR CONCERN? Wall Street expects another solid quarterly snapshot...
SeattlePI.com - Business

Fault lines in Maharashtra may come to fore

As anti-migrant politics grips Gujarat after North Indians were targeted in the aftermath of rape of a 14-month-old, politics in Maharashtra may also see a churn...
DNA - Front PageAlso reported by •FXstreet.com

Tweets about this


Other recent news in World

MEGHAN Markle's mother Doria is 'very happy' with her daughter and Prince Harry's royal baby newsPrince Harry and MEGHAN MARKLE expecting first child
HARRY AND MEGHAN's baby would be 7th in line for UK throneJamal Khashoggi search: Turkey, SAUDI ARABIA to conduct joint ‘inspection’ of consulate as journalist last seen nearly 2 weeks ago

Recent related videos from verified sources

Gino Recchia NBC26 Storm Shield Weather Forecast [Video]Gino Recchia NBC26 Storm Shield Weather Forecast 03:19

After one of the largest snow storms ever in the history in Green Bay occurred last spring, we all needed a break from the winter weather and we did get just about 6 months of it, to be exact, 181 days..

Credit: Rumble - Published

Nathan Fillion Talks ABC's Nathan Fillion Talks ABC's "The Rookie" 30:18

ABC's new series, "The Rookie," follows small-town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie,..

Credit: AOL Build VOD - Published

Olsen Says ‘It’s Only Going To Get Worse’ In Avengers 4 [Video]Olsen Says ‘It’s Only Going To Get Worse’ In Avengers 4 00:48

The Russo brothers may have recently completed reshoots for the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, the sequel to this year’s devastating Avengers: Infinity War, but that doesn’t mean we’re any closer to..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Britain's May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit [Video]Britain's May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit 01:32

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing growing pressure to rethink her plan for leaving the EU after Brexit talks reached a stand-off at the weekend over the so-called Irish backstop. As Laura..

Credit: Rumble - Published

•More original news reports from newsR
Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 newsR / One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest