On this day June 9 - 15, 2019 (week 24) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 9 - 15, 2019 (week 24)

By Julie Mullins

June 9, 2019 - June 15, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the USS George Washington, the first Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, David Bowie’s seminal single Space Oddity, the meeting of Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Singapore, East and West Germany, Nelson Mandela, and the The Battle of Kosovo

June 9, 1959: The USS George Washington, the first U.S. operational ballistic missile submarine, was launched. The vessel was equipped to carry 16 Polaris missiles

June 10, 1829: The first Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race was held in Henley, won by Oxford. Held annually since 1856, Cambridge now have 84 race victories to Oxford’s 80

June 11, 1969: David Bowie released his seminal single Space Oddity, which launched his successful global career as musician, actor and producer

June 12, 2018: Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump met in Singapore for a historic summit, the first ever meeting between leaders of North Korea and the United States

June 13, 1989: Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl agreed in principle that East and West Germany should be reunited

June 14, 1964: Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa. In 1995, a year into his presidency, he made a return visit to his jail cell on Robben Island

June 15, 1389: The Battle of Kosovo, also known as the Battle of Blackbird’s Field, was fought between Serbian forces and the invading army of the Ottoman Empire

PUBLISHED:29/05/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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