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HISTORY: On this day September 9-15, 2018 (week 37) infographic

On this day September 9-15, 2018

09/02/2018
Graphic News

September 9-15, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, segregation in U.S. schools, the foundation of modern Pakistan, the marriage of John F. Kennedy to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, Yasser Arafat of Palestine, the Formula 1 career of Sebastian Vettel, and the end of Lehman Brothers.

September 9, 1948: Kim Il-Sung proclaimed the communist-aligned Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, with Pyongyang as its capital and himself as supreme leader

September 10, 1963: George Wallace governor of Alabama in the United States of America prevented public school integration of black and white students by deploying state troopers around school buildings

September 11, 1948: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of modern Pakistan, died in Karachi at age 71. He led the new nation following partition from India in 1947

September 12, 1953: John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator and future President, married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, then a photographer for the Washington Times-Herald

September 13, 1993: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat shook hands at the White House after signing a historic peace agreement

September 14, 2008: Germany’s Sebastian Vettel, 21, won his first Grand Prix, in Italy. Now one of F1’s most successful drivers, he is a four-time world champion with over 50 race wins

September 15, 2008: The Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers declared itself bankrupt, triggering a collapse of major financial institutions that led to a global economic crisis


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