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HISTORY: On this day June 16-22, 2019 (week 25) infographic

On this day June 16-22, 2019

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June 16-22, 2019 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Nelson Mandela, the Taj Mahal, the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT 2, King Felipe VI of Spain, American tennis player Gussie Moran, the Japanese island of Iwo To, and actress Meryl Streep

June 16, 1999: In a moving ceremony, Nelson Mandela stepped down as South Africa’s first black president. He was succeeded by ANC leader Thabo Mbeki

June 17, stricken husband spent 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal

June 18, 1979: U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev signed the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT 2) in Vienna

June 19, 2014: Felipe VI was crowned King of Spain, challenged with restoring the monarchy’s prestige after a series of scandals and amid economic discontent

June 20, 1949: American tennis player Gussie Moran created a sensation at Wimbledon by exposing lace-trimmed panties under her short skirt

June 21, 2007: Reflecting the wishes of its original inhabitants, the Japanese island of Iwo Jima was renamed Iwo To, as it was known before World War II

June 22, 1949: Actress Meryl Streep was born. Nominated for a record 21 Oscars, she has won three, for Kramer vs Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, and The Iron Lady

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