June 18-24 2017 (week 25) infographic
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On this day in history June 18-24

By Fiona Roberts

June 18, 2017 - June 24, 2017 - This week features the visit of Princess Diana to Mother Teresa, the first woman to be elected as mayor of Rome, the Dutch explorer Willem Barents, the capture of King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette, the astronomer Galileo Galilei, the UK referendum to leave the European Union, and the longest tennis match in history.

June 18, 1997: Princess Diana visited Mother Teresa at the home of her order in New York. Within three months both women, iconic figures of the 20th century, were dead

June 19, 2016: Virginia Raggi, a 37-year-old lawyer representing Italy’s populist Five Star Movement, became the first woman to be elected mayor of Rome

June 20, 1597: Dutch explorer Willem Barents died after a year stranded in the Arctic on an expedition to search for the Northeast passage. The Barents Sea is named after him

June 21, 1791: King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette attempted to escape from revolutionary Paris, but were discovered and arrested at Varennes

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, 2016: The UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign as “Brexit” sent shockwaves around the globe

June 24, 2010: John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of the longest match in tennis history. The first round Wimbledon match took over 11 hours across three days

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