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MAY 2017 events
01 MAY Labour Day
03 MAY World Press Freedom Day
03-05 MAY World Economic Forum on Africa, Durban
04-06 MAY Kenya Trade Show 2016 at Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Keyna
05 MAY Ethiopia Liberation Day
05-21 MAY Ice Hockey: IIHF World Championship 2017, Cologne, Paris Germany, France
06 MAY 76th annivesary of Joseph Stalin becomes Premier of the Soviet Union Russia
06 MAY Kentucky Derby Horse Race, Kentucky
07 MAY Football: FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium London Sports
08 MAY Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
08 MAY Mother’s Day
09 MAY Europe Day, European Union
10-12 MAY World Economic Forum on ASEAN, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
12-14 MAY Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2017 Sports
12-18 MAY Mental Health Awareness Week
12-22 MAY Multi-sports Islamic Solidarity Games, Baku
14 MAY World Migratory Bird Day Global u Israel Independence Day 15 MAY Paraguay Independence Day u International Day of Families
17 MAY World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
17-28 MAY Cannes Film Festival 2017, France
19-21 MAY World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa Dead Sea, Jordan
20 MAY Cameroon National Day General 20 MAY Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon
21 MAY 2017 IPL Cricket Final 2017, India
21-23 MAY World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
21 MAY – 11 June 2017 Tennis: French Open 2017, Paris
23 MAY 2017 International Day of End of Obstetric Fistula Global 24 MAY 2017 Eritrea Independence Day
24 MAY – 08 AUG. Cricket: South Africa tour of England United Kingdom Sports 25 MAY 2017 Jordan Independence Day
27 MAY Ramadan begins
25-28 MAY Monaco Grand Prix 2017, Monaco
26 MAY Independence Day Georgia
27 MAY Football: FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
27 MAY 80th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge was officially opened. It links San Francisco and Marin County in California U.S.
28 MAY – 11 JUN. Tennis: French Open Paris France Sports
29 MAY International Day of UN Peacekeepers Global
29 MAY 100th birth anniversary of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States United States U.S.
30 MAY Anniversary of Jordan and Egypt signed a joint defence agreement in case of a conflict with Israel Egypt / Jordan
31 MAY World No-Tobacco Day
31 MAY South Africa Independence Day
Anniversaries during the month of May 2017
1 Year (2016)
May 06: Sadiq Khan, the son of Pakistani bus driver, becomes London’s first Muslim mayor.
May 08: A prominent Pakistani rights and anti-militant activist Khurram Zaki is shot dead.
May 10: Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party is hanged at a Dhaka jail for massacre of intellectuals during the 1971 independence war.
May 12: Brazil’s Senate votes 55-22 to impeach President Dilma Rousseff; vice president to take over as acting president.
May 15: Max Verstappen becomes youngest ever Formula One winner after winning the Spanish Grand Prix.
May 18: Mitsubishi Motors president to resign over fuel-cheating scandal.
May 19: An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashes in the Mediterranean Sea.
May 21: Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour is killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan.
May 22: 17 girls die in fire at school dormitory in northern Thailand.
May 23: The world’s first fully functional 3D printed buildings is inaugurated in Dubai.
May 23: India successfully launches its first mini space shuttle and join the global race to make rockets as reusable.
May 23: Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria’s presidential election
2 Years (2015)
May 02: Duchess of Cambridge give birth to a girl.
May 06: The first Arab probe to Mars called ‘Hope’ or Al Amal in Arabic will create the first truly global picture and model of the Martian atmosphere.
May 06: The UAE and the European Union has signed a landmark agreement allowing Emirati citizens to visit all Schengen countries without a visa.
May 08: United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron lead his Conservatives party to a stunning election victory.
May 08: A Pakistani military helicopter crashes, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys.
May 09: An Egyptian court has sentencec ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison for embezzlement.
May 13: The Vatican recognises Palestinian statehood.
May 14: Two women in Qatar have made history by taking two seats in the quadrennial national elections to choose the 29 members of the Central Municipal Council (CMC).
May 14: Mexican mayoral candidate Enrique Hernandez is shot dead during election campaign.
May 14: BB King, singer, songwriter and guitarist is died, at the age of 89.
May 16: Egypt court sentences ex-President Mohammad Mursi to death in 2011 jail break case.
May 18: The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is established as a free zone.
May 22: A suicide attacker detonated a bomb at a mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing at least 19 people and wounding several others.
5 Years (2012)
May 05: Japan has shut down the last of its 50 nuclear reactors and will go without electricity from nuclear power.
May 06: Sky News Arabia, Abu Dhabi’s first International TV channel is launched.
May 06: Socialist Francois Hollande wins against conservative Nicolas Sarkozy to become France’s next president.
May 09: The Sukhoi Superjet 100, a Russian made civilian plane, crash landed in the mountainous area of Indonesia.
May 13: Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson is replaced amid accusations he included a fake computer science degree on his CV.
May 17: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan sign a deal estimated at $1 billion (Dh3.7 billion) to construct a dedicated cross-border electricity transmission line.
May 17: Grammy winning disco legend Donna Summer dies of lung cancer at the age of 63 in her home in Florida.
May 17: Algerian diva Warda dies at the age of 72, due to heart attack in her home in Cairo.
May 20: Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless TV remote control, dies from natural causes in his home of Chicago at the age of 96.
May 20: Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees dies at the age of 62 in London after a long battle with cancer.
May 23: At least 25 people, including four children, are killed in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district when the Bengaluru-bound Hampi Express rammed into a stationary goods train.
May 28: A fire at Villagio Mall kills 19 people including 13 children in Doha, Qatar.
May 30: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for arming and supporting rebels in Sierra Leone.
10 Years (2007)
May 03: Scottish Parliament general election. The Scottish National Party (SNP) won by a single seat and formed a minority government.
May 03: Death of Wally Schirra, American astronaut. The only astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programmes.
May 25: Google Street View was launched in the US.
15 Years (2002)
May 03: The American computer hardware manufacturers Hewlett-Packard and Compaq merged.
May 06: World Wrestling Federation Entertainment changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
May 10: Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen was jailed for life for selling US secrets to Russia.
May 16: The decomposed remains of kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl were found in Pakistan.
May 20: East Timor became an independent nation.
20 Years (1997)
May 01: The Labour Party won the British general election in a landslide victory, ending 18 years of Conservative rule.
May 07: Intel released the Pentium II processor.
May 08: A British court convicted Pakistani shipping magnate Abbas Gokal of defrauding creditors of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).
May 10: Qaen earthquake, Iran. More than 1,500 people were killed and 50,000 left homeless.
May 11: The IBM computer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match in New York City.
May 12: The Russian–Chechen Peace Treaty was signed in Moscow following the First Chechen War.
May 16: Launch of Friday Magazine.
May 23: Mohammad Khatami was elected President of Iran.
25 Years (1992)
May 03: Death of George Murphy, Academy Award-winning American actor, dancer and politician.
May 05: The video game Wolfenstein 3D was released. It is credited with popularising the first-person shooter genre.
May 06: Death of Marlene Dietrich, German-born American stage and film actress and singer.
May 09: Westray Mine Disaster, Nova Scotia, Canada. 26 miners were killed by a methane explosion.
May 22: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia joins the United Nations.
May 23: The USA, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed the Lisbon.
Protocol, agreeing to implement the START arms reduction treaty that had been agreed by the Soviet Union prior to its collapse.
May 24: The Prime Minister of Thailand, Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigned after pro-democracy protests were violently repressed by the army.
30 Years (1987)
May 06: Death of William Casey, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
May 09: Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brussels, Belgium. Johnny Logan became the first singer to win the contest twice, with the song Hold Me Now.
May 11: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie (‘the Butcher of Lyon’) went on trial in Lyon, France.
May 14: Death of Rita Hayworth, American film actress and dancer.
May 17: The U.S. Navy frigate USS Stark was hit by two Exocet missiles fired from an Iraqi plane in the Gulf. 37 sailors were killed.
May 17: Death of Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist and sociologist. Joint winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize for Economics.
40 Years (1977)
May 05: Death of Ludwig Erhard, Chancellor of West Germany.
May 09: Death of James Jones, American novelist. Known for his WWII and post-WWII stories.
May 10: Death of Joan Crawford, Academy Award-winning American film actress.
50 Years (1967)
May 01: Anastasio Somoza Debayle became President of Nicaragua.
May 01: American singer Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
May 01: The Aldene Connection railway link officially opened in Roselle Park, New Jersey, US.
May 05: Ariel 3, the first satellite designed and built in Britain, was launched to study the Earth’s atmosphere.
May 08: The huge Province of Davao in the Philippines was divided into three smaller provinces: Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur.
May 08: Death of LaVerne Andrews, American singer.
May 10: British rock musicians Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones were arrested for drug offences in West Sussex, UK.
May 12: British rock band Pink Floyd staged the first-ever surround sound (quadraphonic) rock concert, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
May 12: Death of John Masefield, British poet, novelist and playwright.
May 13: Zakir Hussain became President of India. He was India’s first Muslim President.
May 22: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.
May 25: Celtic became the first British football team to win the European Cup, beating Internazionale Milan 2–1 in Lisbon, Portugal.
May 28: British sailor and aviator Sir Francis Chichester became the first person to complete a true solo circumnavigate.
May 30: Jordan and Egypt signed a joint defence agreement in case of a conflict with Israel.
May 31: Death of Billy Strayhorn, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger.
60 Years (1957)
May 06: US Senator John F. Kennedy is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book Profiles in Courage.
May 09: Death of Ezio Pinza, Italian opera singer and stage, film, television and radio actor.
May 28: The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, best known for the Grammy Awards, is established in Hollywood.
65 Years (1952)
May 02: BOAC (now British Airways) launches the world’s first passenger jet service (from London to Johannesburg) as the de Havilland Comet went into commercial service.
May 03: US Air Force pilots William Benedict and Joseph Fletcher lands a plane at the geographic North Pole.
May 13: The Rajya Sabha (the upper house of India’s Parliament) held its first sitting.
May 31: General Dwight D. Eisenhower retires from active service in the US Army.
70 Years (1947)
May 11: American tyre manufacturer B.F. Goodrich announces the development of the first successful tubeless tyres.
May 22: United Steelworkers was founded. It is the largest trade union in North America.
75 Years (1942)
May 03: Death of Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (1924–26, 1929–42).
May 05: Birth of Tammy Wynette, American country music singer and songwriter.
May 29: Death of John Barrymore, American stage and film actor.
80 Years (1937)
May 03: American writer Margaret Mitchell is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Gone with the Wind.
May 05: Birth of Delia Derbyshire, British electronic music composer and musician.
May 06: The Hindenburg disaster. The German airship Hindenburg burst into flames as it docked at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey.
May 12: The coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom.
May 15: Death of Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowdon, British politician.
May 21: North Pole-1, the first manned drifting ice station, was established by the Soviet Union in the Arctic Ocean.
May 23: Death of John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist.
May 27: The Golden Gate Bridge was officially opened. It links San Francisco and Marin County in California.
90 Years (1927)
May 01: Imperial Airways (the predecessor of British Airways) became the first airline to offer an in-flight meal service on its scheduled flights. The Silverwing service was launched on its London to Paris route.
May 04: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
May 08: French aviators Charles Nungesser and François Coli disappeared while attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight between Paris and New York in their plane L’Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird).
May 09: The Australian Parliament convened in the new capital, Canberra, for the first time, after moving from Melbourne.
May 20: The Treaty of Jeddah was signed. The UK recognised the sovereignty of King Ibn Saud over the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd (which merged and became Saudi Arabia in 1932).
May 20: American aviator Charles Lindbergh made his historic first non-stop solo transatlantic flight, from New York to Paris.
100 years (1917)
May 05: Eugene Bullard becomes the first African American to qualify as a military pilot.
May 06: Birth of Kal Mann, American lyricist.
May 07: Birth of David Tomlinson, British film actor.
May 23: Birth of Edward Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist.
May 29: Birth of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States
125 Years (1892)
May 07: Birth of Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia.
150 years (1867)
May 07: Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel was granted a British patent for his invention of dynamite – a safer and more manageable alternative to black powder and nitroglycerin.
May 15: Benito Juárez was reinstated as President of Mexico after the US government forced France to withdraw its forces.
May 27: Birth of Arnold Bennett, British novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist and critic.
May 29: Austria-Hungary (also known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire) was established as a dual monarchy when the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867
200 Years (1817)
May 15: Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA was officially opened.
May 15: Birth of Debendranath Tagore, Hindu philosopher and religious reformer.
May 21: Great Atlanta fire, Georgia, USA. A fire in a warehouse spread uncontrollably as firefighters were engaged in dealing with fires in other parts of the city
250 Years (1767)
May 04: Birth of Tyagaraja, Indian classical composer
Illustration by KADIR ÖZMEN
Kadir Özmen is a graphic artist. He was born in 1986, Bursa/Turkey. He graduated from art school with master degree in infographic design . He does newspaper pages designs, magazine pages designs, illustrations and infographics. He participated so many workshops with Fernando Baptista, Juan Velasco.. He won so many national and international awards.