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HISTORY: On this day July 1-7 2018 (week 27) infographic

On this day July 1-7 2018

06/25/2018
Graphic News

July 1-7, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Charles Darwin, the Crimean War, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Caesar salad, the British National Health Service, the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea, and bull running at the San Fermin festival

July 1, 1858: Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was first presented in public when his papers were read at a meeting of the Linnean Society in London

July 2, 1853: The Russian army crossed into the Danubian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia, then part of the Ottoman Empire, instigating the Crimean War

July 3, 1988: The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge was completed in Istanbul, Turkey, providing a second crossing between Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus

July 4, 1924: Chef Caesar Cardini, running out of food for his customers, created a salad from odds and ends that remained. Caesar salad was an instant hit

July 5, 1948: The National Health Service was founded in Britain. Its three core principles are that services should be comprehensive, universal and free at the point of delivery

July 6, 1988: The Piper Alpha oil platform exploded in the North Sea, killing 167 people. It remains the world’s worst offshore accident in terms of lives lost

July 7, 1591: The week-long festival of San Fermin, famous for the “encierro”, or running of the bulls, was established in the Spanish city of Pamplona


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