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HISTORY: On this day June 10-16 2018 (week 24) infographic

On this day June 10-16 2018

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June 10-16, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the ballpoint pen, the career of tennis player Rafael Nadal, the founding of Magdalen College in Oxford, the Pioneer spacecraft, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, the marine sanctuary in Hawaii, and the death of Chancellor Kohl.

June 10, 1943: Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro patented his ballpoint pen, consisting of a ball that turned freely in a socket and deposited smudge-free ink

June 11, 2017: Spain’s Rafael Nadal won a record 10th French Open title, becoming the first player in the Open era to win a single Grand Slam tournament 10 times

June 12, 1458: Magdalen College was founded in Oxford by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester. Magdalen was among the first Oxford colleges to teach the sciences

June 13, 1983: The U.S. spacecraft Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to leave the solar system, after passing Jupiter and clearing the orbit of Neptune

June 14, 2017: A massive fire at Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey apartment block in west London, killed 71 people. The cladding on the building was feared to have spread the blaze

June 15, 2006: The world’s largest marine sanctuary, supporting over 7,000 species, many of them unique to the region, was established in northwestern Hawaii

June 16, 2017: Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany from 1982-98, died at the age of 87. Kohl is credited with the reunification of Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall

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