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This Week

This week can be called “The Publishers Week”, various important publications happened in history during this week.

First, 20 May, 1983, publication regarding the discovery of HIV — which causes AIDS — was made in the Science journal by Luc Montagnier. Luc, a french virologist, was also presented with the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery.

Second, 23 May, 1911, the NewYork Public Library System is dedicated. The library contains more than 53 million items and 92 location and is the second largest library of the United States.

Third, 26 May, 1983, first edition of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was published by Charles Dow. DJIA is a stock market index that indicates the values of 30 large publicly owned companies in the US.