On this day August 18-24, 2019 (week 34) infographic
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On this day August 18-24, 2019 (week 34)

By Julie Mullins

August 18, 2019 - August 24, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the life of Kofi Annan, Floods in Kerala India,the sprinter Usain Bolt, the state of Hawaii, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the Russian absorption of the Baltic states, and Scott Morrison, the prime minister of Australia

August 18, 2018: Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the UN from 1997 to 2006, died at age 80. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his humanitarian work

August 19, 2018: Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains in India’s flood-stricken state of Kerala left more than 180 people dead and over 200,000 seeking shelter in relief camps

August 20, 2009: At the World Championships in Berlin, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt smashed his 200m world record set at the 2008 Olympics, lowering it from 19.30s to 19.19s

August 21, 1959: Hawaiian statehood took effect as U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union

August 22, 2018: The exodus from Venezuela continued as its economic and humanitarian crisis worsened. The UN estimated over 2 million people had fled the country since 2014

August 23, 1989: Citizens of the Baltic states formed a 300km human chain to mark 50 years since the Soviet-Nazi pact that saw them absorbed into the Soviet Union

August 24, 2018: Scott Morrison became Australia’s seventh prime minister in 11 years after Malcolm Turnbull was ousted by party rivals in a bruising leadership contest

PUBLISHED: 06/08/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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