June 11-17 2017 (week 24) infographic
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On this day in history June 11-17

By Fiona Roberts

June 11, 2017 - June 17, 2017 - The week features the first hovercraft, the diary of anne Frank, the first African-American to set on the Supreme Couryt bench in the U.S., the Stars and Stripes flag of the United States, the Battle of Kosovo, the shooting of the British Member of Parliament Jo Cox, and the building of a security barrier around the West Bank.

June 11, 1959: The first hovercraft was launched in southern Engand. The experimental craft, the SR-N1, was designed by British engineer Sir Christopher Cockerell

June 12, 1942: Anne Frank was given a diary on her 13th birthday, in which she wrote her account of growing up as a young Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in WWII

June 13, 1967: U.S. Attorney-General Thurgood Marshall was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court bench

June 14, 1777: The United States adopted the Stars and Stripes as its official flag. The most famous of the early versions was made by Betsy Ross of Philadelphia

June 15, 1389: The Battle of Kosovo, also known as the Battle of Blackbird’s Field, was fought between Serbian forces and the invading army of the Ottoman Empire

June 16, 2016: A British Member of Parliament, Jo Cox, was shot and stabbed to death in her constituency by a white nationalist with links to far-right extremism

June 17, 2002: Israel began constructing a security barrier around the West Bank in an attempt to halt the latest wave of Palestinian suicide attacks

PUBLISHED: 01/06/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom / Getty / Associated Press
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