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 حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - ٢١ - ٢٧ حزيران - الأسبوع ٢٦ infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - ٢١ - ٢٧ حزيران - الأسبوع ٢٦

June 21, 2020 - June 27, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features the building of London’s new St Paul’s Cathedral, the astronomer Galileo Galilei, the death of Sanjay Ghandi, Australia’s Julia Gillard, North Korea’s invasion of South Korea, the charter of the United Nations Charter, and America’s iconic Route 66

June 21, 1675: The construction of London’s new St Paul’s Cathedral began as the foundation stone was laid. The original cathedral was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666

June 22, 1633: The Papal Inquisition forced astronomer Galileo Galilei to recant his then-heretical theory that the Earth and other planets revolved around the sun

June 23, 1980: Indian premier Indira Gandhi’s younger son, Sanjay (left), was killed in a plane crash. He had been widely expected to succeed her as head of the Congress Party

June 24, 2010: Julia Gillard was sworn in as Australia’s first female prime minister after a snap leadership vote. She was ousted in a similar manoeuvre in 2013

June 25, 1950: North Korea invaded South Korea, crossing the 38th parallel behind a firestorm of artillery. A UN ceasefire call was ignored and the Korean War began

June 26, 1945: Fifty delegate nations signed the United Nations Charter, which was unanimously adopted at the conference in San Francisco. It succeeded the League of Nations

June 27, 1985: America’s iconic Route 66, which stretched some 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, was decertified and all its highway signs were removed

PUBLISHED: 16/06/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press