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HISTORY: On this day August 12-18, 2018 (week 33) infographic

On this day August 12-18, 2018

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August 12-18, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the last quagga, the capital of the Khymer Empire, the construction of Cologne Cathedral, the invasion of England by Julius Caesar, Madonna, President Zia ul-Hag of Pakistan, and The Thousand Islands Bridge between the U.S. and Canada.

August 12, 1883: The last quagga, distinguished from other zebras by its pattern of brown and white stripes on the front of the body and plain brown rear, died at a zoo in Amsterdam

August 13, 2007: Satellite imagery revealed that Angkor, the Khmer Empire capital from the 9th to the 15th centuries, covered around 3,000 sq. km, with up to half a million inhabitants

August 14, 1880: The construction of Cologne Cathedral was completed. Building began in 1248 but was stopped in 1473. After a 400-year gap it was completed to the original plan

August 15 54BC: Ten thousand men of the 7th and 10th Roman legions under Julius Caesar landed in southern England, although this initial incursion was unsuccessful

August 16, 1958: Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan. She is the world’s best-selling female recording artist, with global sales of more than 300 million

August 17, 1988: President Zia ul-Haq and the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan were among 32 people killed when their plane exploded after take-off from Bahawalpur airport

August 18, 1938: The Thousand Islands Bridge, in reality five bridges over the St Lawrence River between the U.S. and Canada, was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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