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July 5, 2020 - July 11, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the bikini, the U.S. dollar, musician Ringo Starr, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior II, Bashar al-Assad of Syria and China’s Ming Dynasty admiral Zheng He

July 5, 1946: The bikini, designed by former Renault engineer Louis Reard and named after the Pacific atoll where atom bombs were then being tested, was first modelled in Paris

July 6, 1785: The dollar was unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States. It was not until 1794 that the first dollars appeared in circulation

July 7, 1940: Ringo Starr, English musician and actor who gained global fame as the drummer for the Beatles, was born in Liverpool as Richard Starkey. He turns 80 today

July 8, 2019: Iran began enriching uranium beyond the limit set in the 2015 nuclear deal to pressure the European signatories to save the accord after the U.S. withdrawal

July 9, 1995: French navy commandos seized the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior II, which was protesting against French nuclear testing around Mururoa Atoll

July 10, 2000: Bashar al-Assad succeeded his late father as President of Syria. Initially seen as favouring reform, his mass crackdowns on the Arab Spring protesters led to civil war

July 11, 1405: China’s Ming Dynasty admiral Zheng He set sail on the first of seven far-reaching voyages that encompassed the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans

PUBLISHED: 23/06/2020; 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
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