United States  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

This Week in History: May 21st - May 27th

One News Page Staff Monday, 21 May 2018
This Week in History: May 21st - May 27thby 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

It’s that time again – emphasis on time – as we take a look at what’s gone down in history across the years, decades, centuries and millennia – based on this current week!

May 21st, 1927 and 1932 – A Big Day for Flying Firsts
On this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh successfully landed in Paris after undertaking the first solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by plane – and five years later, Amelia Earhart would land in Ireland, completing the first solo female flight across the same body of water!
Famous Birthday: The Notorious BIG (aka Christopher Wallace, Rapper), 1972 - 1997

May 22nd, 1939 – Hitler and Mussolini Join Forces
It was one of the defining moments of World War II – though not one of the more positive ones – as Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini – dictators of Germany and Italy respectively at the time – signed the ‘Pact of Steel’.
Famous Birthday: Novak Djokovic (Tennis Star), 30

May 23rd, 1873 – The Mounties Form
Canada’s famous police force – the North West Mounties – were formed on this day in 1873.
Famous Birthday: Drew Carey (Comedian), 60

May 24th, 1844 – The First Telegraph Message Sent
Samuel Morse – the man behind the Morse Code, which is still used today – sent the first-ever telegram message today in 1844. It was ‘What hath God wrought’.
Famous Birthday: Bob Dylan (Musician), 76

May 25th, 1977 – ‘Star Wars’ Released
It was the movie that kick-started interest in sci-fi cinema all over again – as George Lucas’ original space opera took center stage on the big screen 41 years ago this week. We’re set to see the latest in the saga with Solo very shortly!
Famous Birthday: Sir Ian McKellan (Actor), 78

May 26th, 1967 – Sgt Pepper Sneaks into the Charts
It’d be officially released in the US in a few days’ time, but the legendary Beatles LP ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ – with perhaps the most iconic album cover of all time – would be released in the UK. It’s still one of the all-time biggest sellers of its kind on a worldwide scale.
Famous Birthday: Sally Ride (Astronaut), 1951 - 2012

May 27th, 1940 – Dunkirk Evacuation Begins
To end with, a bit of more positive wartime news – as on this day 78 years ago, Operation Dynamo began – where Allied forces, including the British, would begin the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Famous Birthday: Henry Kissinger (Politician), 94

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! 01:56

From the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement to the man that averted a nuclear war, 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 videos from verified sources

Roman Reigns Making WWE Appearance [Video]Roman Reigns Making WWE Appearance

According to Comicbook.com, Roman Reigns will be making an appearance on Monday Night Raw this week. Some fans are hoping that the wrestler will soon return to full-time duty. Reigns appearance will be..

Credit: Wochit Entertainment     Duration: 00:30Published

YouTube Takes Steps To Combat Inappropriate Content [Video]YouTube Takes Steps To Combat Inappropriate Content

According to a report by DigitalTrends, this week, YouTube rolled out changes to its strike system for content creators who upload content that violates the site's guidelines, while also trying to..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:39Published

Gunfire, deaths as voters run from outbreak of election violence in Nigeria [Video]Gunfire, deaths as voters run from outbreak of election violence in Nigeria

Voters in Nigeria run for their lives as violence flares during the much-anticipated presidential election on Saturday. Political thugs chase voters at a polling unit in the largest city, Lagos,..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 00:09Published

Sunny and stable this weekend [Video]Sunny and stable this weekend

High pressure is keeping conditions dry and stable this weekend. Highs will top out in the low 60s across the valley floor. Slight chance of rain mid-week.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:46Published

Jordyn Woods & Tristan Thompson’s Cheating Timeline EXPLAINED! | MOTW [Video]Jordyn Woods & Tristan Thompson’s Cheating Timeline EXPLAINED! | MOTW

ALOT happened this week with the explosive news breaking that jordyn Woods has been having an affair with Tristan Thompson for over a month! We are breaking down exactly what happened on an all new..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 17:23Published

Nigerian Voters Complain of Delays, Confusion in Lugbe [Video]Nigerian Voters Complain of Delays, Confusion in Lugbe

Voters across Nigeria reported delays at voting centers on February 23 as polls opened in the presidential and national assembly elections. This video shows queues forming in Lugbe, outside Abuja,..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:35Published

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles Movie [Video]Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles Movie

In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second movie. Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí..

Credit: Teaser-Trailer.com     Duration: 02:16Published

More Hate Groups Active in America Than Ever Before in U.S. History [Video]More Hate Groups Active in America Than Ever Before in U.S. History

More hate groups are active today than ever before in U.S. history—and the Southern Poverty Law Center says Trump is partly to blame. This video, "More Hate Groups Active in America Than Ever Before..

Credit: NowThis News     Duration: 02:12Published

LATE SHOW ME MORE: I Still Feel Special [Video]LATE SHOW ME MORE: I Still Feel Special

The ice and snow couldn't cool down what Stephen had cooking this week with Andrew McCabe, Don Cheadle, Annette Bening, Margaret Brennan, Reba McEntire, Jake Tapper, and his long time partner-in-crime..

Credit: The Late Show with Stephen Colbe     Duration: 01:10Published

Will the U.S. Put Sanctions on Venezuela? [Video]Will the U.S. Put Sanctions on Venezuela?

According to Reuters, there have been rumors circulating that the U.S. government could announce new sanctions to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as early as next week. The sanctions are..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:47Published


Recent related news from verified sources

Porsche Taycan production forecast may be ‘conservative’

Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has...
TechCrunch

UK: Focus on Brexit meeting - TDS

Analysts at TD Securities point out that today, key Brexit meetings are taking place in Brussels and will be key economic event. *Key Quotes* “First up...
FXstreet.com

Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, museum officials say

Vandals in North Carolina may be in need of a history lesson after having set fire to a statue honoring a World War II hero they apparently mistook for a...
FOXNews.com

A venture partner who invested in tech winners like DocuSign explains why crypto is here to stay

A venture partner who invested in tech winners like DocuSign explains why crypto is here to stay
· *The crypto market may be in a decline, but that hasn't stopped some Silicon Valley investors from investing in the space. * · *Cyptocurrencies are here to...
Business Insider


Tweets about this

Indie88Toronto

INDIE88 Join Indie88 on February 21st at #JasperDandy to see who will be playing the @JimBeam #IndieAwards during @CMW_Week… https://t.co/Ya8canqYP3 4 hours ago

thejackbnimble

Christaps Miczingis RT @RMU_Delts: We waited on announcing our Delt of the Week this time for a special reason. Today is Chris Micsky @thejackbnimble's 21st bi… 8 hours ago

RMU_Delts

RMU Delts We waited on announcing our Delt of the Week this time for a special reason. Today is Chris Micsky @thejackbnimble'… https://t.co/TzO790TIXu 8 hours ago

untappedcities

Untapped Cities Celebrate the Lunar New Year, Black History Month and President's Day weekend with our Untapped picks of things to… https://t.co/qQ1MhMLGOH 13 hours ago

IndieCanRadio

IndieCan Radio RT @Indie88Toronto: Join Indie88 on February 21st at #JasperDandy to see who will be playing the @JimBeam #IndieAwards during @CMW_Week! Th… 1 day ago

ISUThrowsCoach

Jeff Rebholz RT @MVCsports: Running a sub-four mile for just the second time in @Redbird_TrackXC history to finish third at the Iowa State Classic with… 2 days ago

21st_SeaMagic2

承 起 🍀Love Maze💜 轉 结 RT @billboardcharts: For the 2nd time in the chart's history, @BTS_twt occupies 4 of the top 5 spots of the #WorldAlbums chart. This week:… 2 days ago

MVCsports

Missouri Valley Conference Running a sub-four mile for just the second time in @Redbird_TrackXC history to finish third at the Iowa State Clas… https://t.co/lzfdhw3dNC 2 days ago


Other recent news in World

VENEZUELA soldiers abandon posts at Colombia borderTrucks return to COLOMBIA warehouse after failed Venezuela aid effort
Soldiers unleash TEAR GAS amid tension on Venezuela's borderVENEZUELA BORDER TENSIONS TURN VIOLENT AMID AID DISTRIBUTION BID
•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  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