On this day July 28 - August 3, 2019 (week 31) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 28 - August 3, 2019 (week 31)

By Julie Mullins

July 28, 2019 - August 3, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Arctic Yellow River Station in Norway, the Tour de France, presidential elections in Zimbabwe, the Dutch Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen, band-leader Glenn Miller, Apple, and the first cloned dog.

July 28, 2004: China opened its Arctic Yellow River Station, in Svalbard, Norway. Research includes study of the Aurora Borealis, microbes in the ice-pack, and glacier monitoring

July 29, 2018: Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas won the Tour de France, giving Britain’s Team Sky a sixth victory in seven years in cycling’s most prestigious race

July 30, 2018: Zimbabwe’s presidential elections were the first in 37 years without Robert Mugabe’s name on the ballot. Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly retained power

July 31, 1994: Dutch F1 driver Jos Verstappen had a miraculous escape when his Benetton car erupted in flames while being refuelled during the German Grand Prix

August 1, 1939: Big-band leader Glenn Miller, the best-selling recording artist of the World War II years, recorded what would become his signature tune, In the Mood

August 2, 2018: Apple became the world’s first public company to be worth $1 trillion, beating Silicon Valley rivals Amazon and Microsoft to hit the valuation

August 3, 2005: The world’s first cloned puppy was presented in South Korea. Snuppy was grown from a single cell from the ear of a three-year-old male dog

PUBLISHED: 24/07/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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