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HISTORY: On this day July 14-20, 2019 (week 29) infographic

On this day July 14-20, 2019

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July 14-20, 2019 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Bastille prison in Paris, the FIFA World Cup Final in Moscow, women aviators, the jazz singer Billie Holiday, the naming of Australia, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk on the moon.

July 14, 1789: Citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison, a hated symbol of the monarchy, at the start of the French Revolution. Bastille Day is now a public holiday in France

July 15, 2018: In one of the most exciting FIFA World Cup finals of the modern era, France defeated Croatia 4-2 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium to win the trophy for a second time

July 16, 1819: Madame Blanchard was the first woman to be killed in an aviation accident when fireworks ignited the gas in her balloon during an exhibition flight over Paris

July 17, 1959: Billie Holiday, one of the world’s most influential jazz singers, died after years of drug abuse. Her best known songs include God Bless the Child and Strange Fruit

July 18, 1814: Explorer Matthew Flinders’s book, A Voyage To Terra Australis, was published in London. It is credited with bringing the name Australia into common use

July 19, 1999: The new European Parliament building opened in Strasbourg. The official seat of the institution hosts 12 plenary sessions a year, including the budget session

July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on to the surface of the moon, saying “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”

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