On this day August 25-31, 2019 (week 35) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day August 25-31, 2019 (week 35)

By Julie Mullins

August 25, 2019 - August 31, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the first scheduled air service, the launch of the iconic Mini, the first commercially productive oil well in the U.S., the return of an icon to Russia’s Orthodox Church, Michael Schumacher’s Formula One career, the evacuation of children from London during World War II, and the exit of Russian troops from Berlin

August 25, 1919: The world’s first scheduled air service began when a De Havilland DHAA of Air Transport and Travel, the forerunner of British Airways, flew from London to Paris

August 26, 1959: The iconic Mini was launched. The small, economy car was designed in response to the introduction of fuel rationing in Britain after the Suez Crisis

August 27, 1859: The world’s first commercially productive oil well was drilled near Titusville, Pennsylvania, sparking the rise of America’s multibillion-dollar oil industry

August 28, 2004: The Vatican returned a valuable icon to Russia’s Orthodox Church. It vanished during the Russian Revolution and had hung in the pope’s private chapel for 30 years

August 29, 2004: Michael Schumacher won a record seventh Formula One Drivers’ championship. It was also his fifth consecutive title, beating the record of Juan Manuel Fangio

August 30, 1939: The first British children were evacuated from London as war with Germany loomed closer. The plan was to protect them from the risk of aerial bombing of the city.

August 31, 1994: Troops of the former Soviet Union took part in a farewell ceremony in Berlin, ending half a century of military presence on German soil

PUBLISHED: 19/08/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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