On this day July 21-27, 2019 (week 30) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 21-27, 2019 (week 30)

By Julie Mullins

July 21, 2019 - July 27, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Trans-Siberian railway, the U.S. bank robber, John Dillinger, the extreme heat of summer in Europe, the Apollo 11 mission, the hovercraft, the U.S.’s FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Macbeth, King of Scotland

July 21, 1904: The Trans-Siberian railway was completed with the building of the line around Lake Baikal, enabling travel from Moscow to Vladivostok to be made on a single train

July 22, 1934: John Dillinger, U.S. bank robber identified as Public Enemy No. 1, was shot dead by FBI agents in Chicago after more than a year on the run

July 23, 2018: Extreme summer heat in Greece caused wildfires near Athens that claimed 99 lives. Most victims died in their homes or trying to escape in their cars

July 24, 1969: U.S. Navy personnel recovered the Apollo 11 astronauts after their re-entry vehicle splashed down safely in the Pacific after the first landing on the moon

July 25, 1959: The hovercraft made its first crossing of the English Channel. The SR-N1 crossed from Calais to Dover in two hours, with inventor Christopher Cockerell on board

July 26, 1908: The FBI, or Federal Bureau of Investigation, was created in the United States. Headquartered in Washington DC, it is concerned primarily with internal security

July 27, 1054: Macbeth, king of Scotland immortalised in Shakespeare’s play, was defeated at Dunsinane by Malcolm Canmore and Siward of Northumbria

PUBLISHED: 08/07/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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