August 27- September 2, 2017 (week 35) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 27- September 2, 2017

By Fiona Roberts

August 27, 2017 - September 2, 2017 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day of the week. This week features the Tokyo Bay suspension bridge, the invention of the board game Monopoly, the Yangtze River dolphin, the ancient temple of Bel in Palmyra, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Australian bushranger Ned Kelly, and Mother Teresa

August 27, 1993: Japan’s famous suspension bridge across Tokyo Bay opened. The Rainbow Bridge is lit by red, white and green lights using solar energy obtained during the day

August 28, 1967: Charles Darrow, inventor of the board game Monopoly, died. Launched in 1935, the game’s success made Darrow the first ever millionaire game designer

August 29, 2007: A Yangtze River dolphin, or baiji, was spotted in Anhui, China. The species had recently been declared functionally extinct, its decline due to human activity

August 30, 2015: The ancient temple of Bel in Palmyra was destroyed by so-called Islamic State militants, one week after they also blew up the temple of Baalshamin

August 31, 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, her friend Dodi Fayed and their driver were killed in a high-speed car crash in Paris while being pursued by paparazzi photographers

September 1, 2011: The remains of executed Australian bushranger Ned Kelly, famed for carrying out his crimes in home-made armour, were found in a former prison in Melbourne

September 2, 2016: Mother Teresa was officially declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis in a ceremony at Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City

PUBLISHED: 21/08/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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