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 July 30-August 5, 2017 (week 31) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day in history July 30-August 5 2017

By Fiona Roberts

July 30, 2017 - August 5, 2017 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day of the week. This week features Mars chocolate bars, placing the Russian flag on the seabed at the North Pole, the surrender of Calais to the king of England, the fifth Grand Prix win by Argentine driver Juan Manuel Fangio, the death of Marilyn Monroe, the birth of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Austria, and the survival of F1 driver Jos Verstappen when his car erupted in flames.

July 30, 1947: Actor turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in rural Austria. The “Terminator” star served two terms as Governor of California from 2003-11

July 31, 1994: Dutch F1 driver Jos Verstappen had a miraculous escape when his Benetton car erupted in flames while being refuelled during the German Grand Prix

August 1, 1932: The Mars chocolate bar was first manufactured in England, by Forrest Mars, son of U.S. candy maker Frank Mars. It was based on his father’s popular Milky Way bar

August 2: A Russian flag was planted on the seabed 4,200m below the North Pole, furthering Moscow’s claims to vast oil, gas and mineral reserves in the Arctic

August 3, 1347: The French city of Calais surrendered to Edward III of England during the Hundred Years’ War. The city remained under English rule until 1558

August 4, 1957: Argentine racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth world championship at the German Grand Prix in a drive viewed as one of the finest in F1 history

August 5, 1962: Movie star Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home at age 36. Her death was caused by an overdose of sleeping pills

PUBLISHED: 24/07/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press