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It happened on a… May 6

2017

France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory.

2012

François Hollande elected 24th President of France.

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2004

TV sitcom “Friends” airs season finale in 10th and final season.

2002

Entrepreneur Elon Musk founds SpaceX.

“Spider-Man” became the first movie to make more than $100 million in its first weekend.

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1997

Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1994

Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa’s first post apartheid election.

Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens.

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1957

U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book “Profiles in Courage”.

1937

German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 on board and 1 on the ground.

1915

Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox.

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1910

George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

1903

Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers.

1889

The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, France, marking the dedication of the Eiffel Tower. Also at the exposition was the first automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.

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1840

World’s first adhesive postage stamp, the “Penny Black”, is first used in Great Britain.

1682

Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

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Éphémérides

It happened on a… May 18

2020

US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19.

2018

All of Chile’s 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal.

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2001

DreamWorks Pictures “Shrek”, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts.

1999

“Millennium” 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released – one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold.

1995

“Braveheart” directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996).

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1980

Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

1970

Beatles’ last released LP, “Let It Be”, released in US.

1951

The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.

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1756

The Seven Years’ War begins when Great Britain declares war on France.

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Éphémérides

It happened on a… May 18

2020

US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19.

2018

All of Chile’s 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal.

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2001

DreamWorks Pictures “Shrek”, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts.

1999

“Millennium” 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released – one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold.

1995

“Braveheart” directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996).

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1982

Bombardier Inc. wins $1 billion contract to build 825 subway cars for New York; largest-ever export contract for a Canadian manufacturer.

1980

Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

1970

Beatles’ last released LP, “Let It Be”, released in US.

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1951

The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.

1873

Opening of the St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary in Montreal.

1756

The Seven Years’ War begins when Great Britain declares war on France.

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It happened on a… May 17

2018

Michigan State University will pay $500 million in claims to 300 survivors of sexual abuse involving Larry Nassar. Largest sexual abuse case in sports history.

2015

Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime.

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2009

Video game Minecraft is first released to the public while in development.

1990

The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.

1973

Stevie Wonder releases “You are the Sunshine of my Life”.

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Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.

1964

First Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton.

1875

The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY.

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1792

The New York Stock Exchange was founded at 70 Wall Street by 24 brokers.

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