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HISTORY: On this day July 8-14 2018 (week 28) infographic

On this day July 8-14 2018

06/25/2018
Graphic News

July 8-14, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the ice cream sundae, the Battle of Mosul, Romulus and Remus, cultured pearls, the Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Liu Xiaobo and the Costa Concordia.

July 8, 1881: The ice cream sundae was invented as an alternative to ice cream soda drinks, banned on the Sabbath as soda was considered a controlled substance, like alcohol

July 9, 2017: The Iraqi government declared victory in the Battle of Mosul after Iraqi and Kurdish troops regained control of the city seized by Islamic State in June 2014

July 10, 2008: A statue of a wolf suckling twins Romulus and Remus, said to have founded Rome, was revealed to date from the 13th century, instead of 500BC as previously believed

July 11, 1893: A Japanese entrepreneur produced the first cultured pearl. By 1935 there were 350 pearl farms in Japan, producing 10 million pearls each year

July 12, 2017: Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was convicted of corruption and money-laundering and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison

July 13, 2017: Liu Xiaobo, pro-democracy activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his efforts to promote human rights in China, died from liver cancer at age 61

July 14, 2014: The Costa Concordia was refloated before being towed away for scrap. The ship capsized off the Italian island of Giglio, with the loss of 32 lives, in January 2012


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