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HISTORY: On this day June 17-23 2018 (week 25) infographic

On this day June 17-23 2018

06/12/2018
Graphic News

June 17-23, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the aviator Amelia Earhart, Astronaut Sally Ride,the cartoon cat Garfield, the “Hot line” between the White House and the Kremlin, Mohammad bin Salman, son of King Salman of Saudi Arabia, the astronomer Galileo Galilei, and the patent for a “Type-write”.

June 17, 1928: Amelia Earhart embarked on the first ever trans-Atlantic flight by a woman. She was one of three people aboard the Fokker tri-motor aircraft, Friendship

June 18, 1983: Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she was launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Challenger

June 19, 1978: Garfield, now the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, first appeared. Garfield, an overweight cat, is shown above as a balloon in a Thanksgiving Day parade

June 20, 1963: A hot linewas established between the White House and the Kremlin, after delays in communication during the Cuban missile crisis brought the world to the brink of war

June 21, 2017: Mohammad bin Salman, son of King Salman of Saudi Arabia, was appointed as Crown Prince, after King Salman demoted his nephew, Muhammad bin Nayef

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, 1868: Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper publisher, received a patent for an invention called the ype-Writer


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