Advertisement
Global  

“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

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

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

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
 
Source: ODN - < > 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

Recent related news

GBP/USD: Gravestone doji makes this week's close pivotal, Brexit minister rules out November snap election

· *GBP took a beating on Friday after PM May's speech.* · *The currency pair created a gravestone **doji** on the weekly chart, signaling bullish...
FXstreet.com - Markets

What Just Happened With Brexit? Theresa May's Surprise Speech

What Just Happened With Brexit? Theresa May's Surprise Speech
by Simon Baxendale - Yes – we’re back to Brexit – but with good reason. The UK’s impending exit from the European Union has been...
One News Page Staff - World

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: The Resilience of Bitcoin

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: The Resilience of Bitcoin
Altcoins may come and go; hacks may challenge exchanges; mainstream financial advisors might not get it — but even in the face of a protocol bug, Bitcoin...
Bitcoin Magazine - Markets

Aaron Judge may face Red Sox this week

Aaron Judge may return to the lineup this week, perhaps during the three-game series with the Red Sox starting Tuesday afternoon in Yankee Stadium.
Newsday - SportsAlso reported by •Space Daily

You Might Like


Tweets about this

StCCEastbourne

St Catherine's Year 8 History Trip to Belgium Letters are being emailed out this week for this fantastic trip. Parent Pay opens on… https://t.co/uS3ngLXz9V 20 hours ago

MelinaEvolution

Junior Carbuckle This week in wrestling history September 14th 1997 Curt Hennig joins the nWo and slams a cage door on @RicFlairNatrBoy head 1 day ago


Other recent news in World

White House grapples with dual crises over KAVANAUGH and RosensteinRod ROSENSTEIN - LIVE: Departure of deputy attorney general would put Trump-Russia probe at risk, says Andrew McCabe
McConnell says Supreme Court NOMINEE KAVANAUGH to receive up-or-down vote in the Senate 'in the near future'Republican women defend Brett Kavanaugh against SEXUAL ASSAULT allegations: 'What boy hasn't done this in high school?'

Recent related videos

Pastor Brunson May Finally Be Released Soon From Turkey [Video]Pastor Brunson May Finally Be Released Soon From Turkey

At the 2018 UN General Assembly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses the efforts by the United States to free Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey this month or sooner. He also talks about potential..

Celebrity Wire -   00:55

Market of the Week [Video]Market of the Week

In this video Dan Gramza, President of Gramza Capital Management, Inc discusses what fundamental releases this week may move the Swiss Franc futures market.

The Street -   03:22

British Prime Minister Theresa May: Extended interview [Video]British Prime Minister Theresa May: Extended interview

"CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson visited Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, her official residence in London, for May’s only interview ahead of the U.N. General Assembly in New..

CBS News -   10:26

SiriusXM Wants To Buy $3.5 Billion In Pandora Stock [Video]SiriusXM Wants To Buy $3.5 Billion In Pandora Stock

According to Digital Trends, SiriusXM may be a satellite radio company but it is still thriving. Although most of its customers listen to them in the car, the company is now expanding. SiriusXM..

Wochit -   00:32

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  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   FIND us on Google+  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest