Earliest evidence announced for humans making clothes discovered from bone tools 100,000 years old found at Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco
Britain’s Kew Gardens sets world record for the largest living plant collection (16,900) on a single site according to Guinness World Records.
The New York Times published an investigation declaring Guantanamo Bay Prison as the most costly prison in the world.
The study showed that it costs around $13 million for every prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, which is considerably higher than any other prison in the world.
Personal information of Ecuador’s entire population (16.6 million) became available online on an unsecured cloud server in Miami.
Nature magazine announced that more than 3 million people die yearly from air pollution.
This number is more than HIV/Aids and malaria combined. Worryingly, this figure is expected to double by 2050.
Barbra Streisand’s album “Partners” was released, featuring duets with many hugely famous male artists.
The all-male line-up included artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, and Lionel Richie.
The movie “Drive,” based on James Sallis’s novel, was released in the US.
Drive premiered at the Cannes film festival on May 20 and received a standing ovation. The American action drama grossed $78.1–81.4 million worldwide at the box office.
Steve Jobs was named interim CEO of Apple Computers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger gained US citizenship.
Rolling Stone Magazine featured the Hulk on the front cover.
The Incredible Hulk was first featured in issue 91 of Rolling Stones Magazine. Although it’s a rare occurrence that cartoons appear on the cover, the Hulk was featured because of his personality and attitude.
The Metropolitan Opera House opened to a full house in New York City.
The first-ever performance was Samuel Barber’s “Antony and Cleopatra.”
Pakistan established its national space agency, the SUPARCO.
The Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission was the first of its kind in the Muslim world and the developing world. Pakistan’s renowned theoretical physicist, Abdus Salam, was placed at the head of the program. By the early 1960s, the agency was already launching imported rockets.
The Wall Street bombing took place in Manhattan, New York City.
The explosion happened at 12:01 pm and instantly killed 30 people. Eight people died later, and 143 were left seriously injured.
The General Motors Corporation was founded.
The first American college outside of the USA was founded in Istanbul, Turkey.
Robert College opened its doors on this day with 31 students. It’s the oldest continuously operating American school outside of the US.
The village of Shawmut in Massachusetts adopted the name Boston.
Owain Glyndŵr was declared Prince of Wales by his followers.