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Indy 500 take place in Indianapolis

The event is scheduled for 500 miles (200 laps). It will be the premier event of the 2018 IndyCar Series. Takuma Sato is the winner of the latest edition of the race. Practice for the Indianapolis 500 began on Tuesday, May 15, and time trials were held May 19–20. Ed Carpenter won the pole position, his third career Indy pole.


Monaco Grand Prix Formula One motor race

The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco since 1929. It is widely regarded to be the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The circuit is lenght 3. 337 km. Brazil's Ayrton Senna won the race more times than any other. Last winner is S. Vettel.


French Open tennis tournament begins

The 2018 French Open, also known as Roland Garros will be the 122nd edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of 2018. It will take place at the Stade Roland Garros from 27 May to 10 June and consist of events for players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players will also take part in singles and doubles events. Defending champions are Rafael Nadal and Jeļena Ostapenko.

Colombia elects president, with a hard-leftist among favorites

Incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos is ineligible for re-election, having already served two terms. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a second round will be held on 17 June. The elected candidate will serve a four-year term from 7 August 2018 to 7 August 2022.

Maryland flood

After receiving over 8 inches of rain in the span of two hours, historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland flooded again days before the new flood emergency alert system was to become operational. Flooding occurred throughout the Patapsco Valley in the adjacent communities of Catonsville, Arbutus, and Elkridge.


Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in FA Cup Final

It was the 136th final of FA Cup, the world's oldest football cup competition. The game between two rivals Arsenal and Chelsea took place at Wembley Stadium in London. Arsenal won match 2-1 to secure a record 13th title. Arsene Wenger became the most successful manager in the tournament's history with seven wins.

'Despacito' single goes #1 on the US charts

"Despacito" is a song by singer Luis Fonsi featuring rapper Daddy Yankee from Fonsi's upcoming studio album. Commercially, the song topped the charts of 47 countries and reached the top 10 of ten others. It ties the longest-reigning number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with 16 weeks.

Summit Air Flight 409 crashes

It was on final approach when the aircraft hit trees short of the runway and subsequently slid down a slope before coming to rest about 200 metres below runway level and 130 feet short of the runway. The captain and the first officer died as a result of the accident, while another crew member received injuries.

Mississippi shootings

In 2017, eight people were killed in a spree killing took place in Lincoln County, Mississippi. The alleged perpetrator, Cory Godbolt, sustained an injury to his arm in a shootout with victim Ferral Burrage and subsequently arrested.

Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima

Obama became the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, 71 years after the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima that ended World War II. Accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Obama paid tribute to the victims of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.


Neymar joins Barcelona from Brazilian side Santos

Brazillian football team Santos announced that they had received two offers for Neymar. He announced he would sign with Barcelona on and join the team after playing in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Neymar was presented at the Camp Nou in front of 56,500 fans. After passing medical tests and signing a contract he stayed in the club until June 2018.

Cynthia Nixon marries Christine Marinoni

Cynthia Nixon identified herself as bisexual in 2012. She married education activist Christine Marinoni in New York, with Nixon wearing a custom-made, pale green dress by Carolina Herrera. Marinoni gave birth to a son, Max Ellington, in 2011.

West End revival of 'All My Sons' opens at the Apollo Theatre

All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker starred in a revival production at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. Suchet played Joe Keller and Wanamaker played his wife Kate. The production also featured Jemima Rooper as Ann Deever and Stephen Campbell Moore as Chris Keller.


The 17th UEFA Champions League Final

The Champions League Final was a match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United. The game was held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 when Samuel Eto'o opened the score in the 10th minutes, and Lionel Messi added a goal in 70th minutes. Barcelona this year reached a treble. Spanish club won La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the Champions League.

Lahore bombing

The 2009 Lahore bombing, at police headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan, killed at least 35 people and injured 250. During the attack gunmen fired on guards then destroyed the emergency response building at the city's police headquarters. Offices used by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency nearby also suffered damage.

Angelina Jolie gives birth to daughter Shiloh in Namibia

On this day, Angelina Jolie gave birth to a daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, in Swakopmund. People and Hello! purchased the North American and British rights to the first images of Shiloh for $4.1 and $3.5 million respectively, a record in celebrity photojournalism at that time. All proceeds donated to UNICEF.

'I Am My Own Wife' opens Off-Broadway

I Am My Own Wife is a play by Doug Wright based on his conversations with German Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. The one-man play premiered Off-Broadway in 2003 at Playwrights Horizons. It opened on Broadway later that year. The play was developed with Moisés Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project, and Kaufman also acted as director.


Canadian NHL star Maurice Richard dies

Maurice Richard was a Canadien ice hockey player who played in the NHL 18 seasons for Montreal Canadiens. He was the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season, and the first who reach 500 goals. Richard retired in 1960 as the league's all-time leader in goals with 544. He died at the age of 78 in Montreal. Cause of dead was respiratory failure as a result of his cancer.

Central Texas tornado outbreak

The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak in Central Texas that occurred on May 27, 1997. The storm produced 20 total tornadoes, including multiple in the vicinity of Austin, Texas. The outbreak was particularly noteworthy for spawning the Jarrell tornado - one of the fiercest and most destructive F5 tornadoes ever recorded, which caused 27 deaths.

Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed

Christopher Reeve is best known for his portrayal of the classic superhero Superman. Reeve was left quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia. He used a wheelchair and required a portable ventilator for the rest of his life. He founded Christopher Reeve Foundation.

The Sex Pistols release single 'God Save The Queen'

God Save The Queen is a song by the British punk rock band the Sex Pistols. The song was released as the second single and later was included on their only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. The song, as well as a cover, were controversial and both the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority refused to play the song.


Philadelphia Flyers win their second Cup in a row

The 1975 Stanley Cup Finals was a final series between Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres. This was the first Final to have two non-"Original Six" teams since the 1967 expansion. Flyers won series 4-2. The 1975 Flyers are the last Stanley Cup championship team to be composed solely of Canadian-born players.


NFL legend George Halas retires from coaching

George Halas was the founder, owner, and head coach of the National Football League's Chicago Bears. He is also known as a Major League Baseball player. As a coach he won NFL championship 6 times. After the 1967 season, Halas, then the oldest coach in league history, retired as coach.


Midfielder Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne is born

Paul Gascoigne is a former English football player and manager. He is described by the National Football Museum as "the most naturally gifted English midfielder of his generation". He helped Rangers to win two league titles and two trophies. He was also part of the England national team. In UEFA Euro 1996, he scored a goal against Scotland which was described as one of the best of the tournament. In the later parts of his career, Gascoigne's life was influenced by problem with alcohol.

Aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy

USS John F. Kennedy is the only ship of her class and the last conventionally powered carrier built for the United States Navy. The ship was officially christened in 1967 by Jacqueline Kennedy and her 9-year-old daughter, Caroline, two days short of what would have been President Kennedy's 50th birthday. The ship entered service in 1968.

F-4 Phantom flies for the first time

New two seat plane was originally developed for the U. S. Navy. It was, however, used by U. S. Air Force, U. S. Marines, and several air forces of other countries. More than five thousand Phantoms were built. Beginning in 1959, Phantom set 15 world records for in-flight performance, including an absolute speed record, and an absolute altitude record.

Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague

The operation with the mission of assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, head of the combined security services of Nazi Germany, was carried out with the approval of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile. Gabčík and Kubiš threw a modified anti-tank grenade at the car by which Heydrich was being transported.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the US. At the time of its opening, it was both the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 4,200 feet and a total height of 746 feet.

The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon 'Three Little Pigs'

Three Little Pigs is an animated short film produced by Walt Disney. Based on a fable of the same name. The film won the 1934 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The short cost $22,000 and grossed $250,000.

Chrysler Building opens in NYC

The Chrysler Building with 1,046 feet was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. The building was constructed by Walter Chrysler, the head of the Chrysler Corporation, and served as the corporation's headquarters from 1930 until the mid-1950s.

Tomáš Masaryk is elected President of Czechoslovakia

Tomáš Gariggue Masaryk was both a founder and the 1st President of Czechoslovakia. The 1920 presidential election was the 1st contested presidential election in Czechoslovakia. Masaryk won against German medician August Naegle, receiving 284 electoral votes.

Pyrex glass is issued

The inventors Eugene C. Sullivan and William C. Taylor were company research chemists who assigned the patent to Corning Glass Works. Pyrex is the trademark for their sodium borosilicate glass.

First transatlantic flight

U. S. Navy flying boat NC-4 became the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The flight started in New York and ended after 19 days in Lisbon. This included time for stops. U.S. Navy ships were stationed along the flight course to rescue aviators in case of any emergency. The accomplishment was later eclipsed by nonstop flights.


Golfer Sam Snead is born

Snead was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. His nickname was "Slammin' Sammy", and he was admired by many for having the so-called "perfect swing," which generated many imitators. Snead was famed for his folksy image, wearing a straw hat. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

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