On this day June 23-29, 2019 (week 26) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day June 23-29, 2019 (week 26)

By Julie Mullins

June 23, 2019 - June 29, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the British “Brexit”, Saudi women drivers, Pop superstar Michael Jackson, the Pied Piper, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Charles I of Spain who became Holy Roman Emperor. and Isabel Peron of Argentina.

June 23, 2016: The UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign as “Brexit” sent shockwaves around the globe

June 24, 2018: Saudi women drivers took to the roads legally for the first time in the kingdom’s history after a decades-old ban on women driving was lifted

June 25, 2009: Pop superstar Michael Jackson died after ingesting a powerful cocktail of sleeping drugs. His death triggered an outpouring of grief among fans around the world

June 26, 1284: According to legend, the Pied Piper lured 130 children from the German town of Hamelin, allegedly in revenge for not being paid for clearing the town of rats

June 27, 1829: James Smithson, British scientist whose bequest enabled the foundation of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, died in Genoa, Italy

June 28, 1519: Charles I of Spain became Holy Roman Emperor. As Charles V his vast empire encompassed much of Europe as well as Spanish territories in the Americas

June 29, 1974: Isabel Peron was sworn in as President of Argentina, the West’s first non-royal female head of state in modern times. She replaced her ailing husband Juan Peron

PUBLISHED: 10/06/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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