How Hiroshima rose from the ashes – BBC

Warnings for Puerto Rico as already battered island faces new hurricane season. The Atlantic storm season begins in just two weeks, and the island has yet to fully recover from the ravages of last year’s Hurricane Maria – CBC

Ramadan begins.

A camper north of Dawson Creek, B.C. woke up to find a black bear sniffing him inside his tent. He chased it off. Twice. – CBC

Alberta now has the largest protected boreal forest in the world – CBC

  • Yesterday, more than 13,600 square kilometres of land, more than twice the size of Vancouver Island, was declared protected.

A Canadian doctor was shot by an Israeli military sniper near the Gaza border – Globe and Mail

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May 16

1770: Austrian princess Marie Antoinette, 14, marries France’s Louis-Auguste, 15, who later became King Louis XVI.

1888Nikola Tesla describes the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.

1919: A naval Curtiss NC-4 aircraft commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for the Azores, then onto mainland Portugal, on the first transatlantic flight.

1929: The first Academy Awards ceremony takes place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

1975: Japan’s Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She was the first woman to reach the Seven Summits.