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HISTORY: On this day August 26-September 1, 2018 (week 35) infographic

On this day August 26-September 1, 2018

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August 26-September 1, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features a massive eruption of Krakatoa, the 36th president of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson, the world’s longest floating bridge, Michael Jackson, the Grand Hassan II Mosque, monsoon floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and China’s plan to cut troop numbers

August 26, 1883: The massive two-day eruption of Krakatoa began. It killed some 36,000 in Java and Sumatra and the explosion was loud enough to be heard in Australia

August 27, 1908: Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th U.S. president, was born in Texas. He was sworn in on November 22, 1963, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy

August 28, 1963: The Evergreen Floating Bridge, the world’s longest floating bridge, first linked Seattle and Medina in Washington state. The 2.31-mile bridge was replaced in 2016

August 29, 1958: Troubled superstar Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop”, was born in Gary, Indiana. He died from an accidental overdose of sleeping drugs in June 2009

August 30, 1993: The Grand Hassan II Mosque, North Africa’s largest mosque, with a laser beam aimed at the holy city of Mecca, was dedicated in Casablanca, Morocco

August 31, 2017: The worst monsoon flooding in years killed over 1,200 people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with 41 million people directly affected by floods and landslides

September 1, 2003: China announced plans to cut troop numbers by 200,000. Despite the cuts China’s armed forces remain the world’s largest, currently over 2 million strong

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