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HISTORY: On this day June 24-30 2018 (week 26) infographic

On this day June 24-30 2018

06/12/2018
Graphic News

June 24-30, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the oldest known turtle, North Korea’s invasion of South Korea, the Berlin Airlift, America’s iconic Route 66, Soccer legend Pele, Hollywood star Katharine Hepburn and the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

June 24, 2015: Scientists announced they had found the oldest-known turtle, 240 million years old, that combined traits of lizard-like ancestors with emerging turtle-like features

June 25, 1950: North Korea invaded South Korea, crossing the 38th parallel behind a firestorm of artillery. A UN ceasefire call was ignored and the Korean War began

June 26, 1948: The Berlin Airlift began after the Soviets imposed a blockade on West Berlin. Over the next year the Western allies flew in over 8,000 tonnes of food and fuel a day

June 27, 1985: America’s iconic Route 66, which stretched some 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, was decertified and all its highway signs were removed

June 28, 1940: Soccer legend Pele, Brazil’s top goalscorer who led his nation to three World Cup victories in 1958, 1962 and 1970, was born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento

June 29, 2003: Hollywood star Katharine Hepburn, who won a record four Best Actress Oscars during a glittering six-decade career, died at the age of 96

June 30, 2010: Rio de Janeiro’s iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer was unveiled after a $4 million restoration. The 38-metre statue attracts two million tourists a year


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