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 July 9-15 2017 (week 28) infographic
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On this day in history July 9-15 2017

By Fiona Roberts

July 9, 2017 - July 15, 2017 - This week features the first lawn tennis championship at Wimbledon, the first Euro 2016 football Championship, the unearthing of the terracotta army in China, the first gig played by the Rolling Stones, Theresa May becoming Prime Minister as the Brexit fallout continued, the collapse of the campanile bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice and the life of fashion designer Gianni Versace

July 9, 1877: The first ever lawn tennis championship was played at Wimbledon. The men’s singles game was won by rackets player Spencer Gore
July 10, 2016: Portugal won their first major football tournament at the Euro 2016 European Championship in Paris, beating host nation France with a single late goal

July 11, 1975: Archaeologists in China unearthed a vast army of 8,000 terracotta figures, sculpted as warriors, chariots and horses, near the ancient capital of Xian

July 12, 1962: The Rolling Stones played their first official gig at London’s Marquee Club. The band’s rough, cocky image was in sharp contrast to their great rivals, The Beatles
July 13, 2016: Theresa May became Britain’s Prime Minister as the Brexit fallout continued. A gamble to increase her majority by calling an early election backfired last month

July 14, 1902: The campanile, the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, collapsed. Constructed in the 9th century as a watchtower for the docks, it was rebuilt in 1912
July 15, 1997: Flamboyant Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot dead on the steps of his mansion in Miami. His murderer later killed himself with the same gun

PUBLISHED: 03/07/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom / Getty / Associated Press