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 On this day June 7-13, 2020 (week 24) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 7-13, 2020 (week 24)

June 7, 2020 - June 13, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the monotype typesetting system, Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines, protests in Hong Kong about extradition to mainland China, the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, the deaths of 83 people during the Le Mans race, Kuwait’s first woman cabinet minister, and the first summit between the presidents of North and South Korea

June 7, 1887: The monotype typesetting machine was patented, in which each letter was an individual piece of metal that could be sorted and re-used

June 8, 2010: Benigno Aquino III was elected President of the Philippines. He was the son of former president Corazon Aquino and murdered senator Benigno Aquino II

June 9, 2019: Mass protests began in Hong Kong over government plans to allow extradition to mainland China. The bill was later withdrawn but the unrest continued

June 10, 1190: Frederick I Barbarossa, the Holy Roman Emperor, drowned trying to cross the Saleph River in Cilicia (now in Turkey) while on the Third Crusade to free Jerusalem

June 11, 1955: Eighty-three people died at the Le Mans 24-Hour race after a crash catapulted a car into spectators at 150mph, the worst accident in motorsport history

June 12, 2005: Massouma al-Mubarak was appointed as Kuwait’s first ever woman cabinet minister, with portfolios for planning and administrative development

June 13, 2000: The presidents of North and South Korea, Kim Jong-il (right) and Kim Dae-jung met for the first ever summit between the bitterly divided countries

PUBLISHED: 27/05/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press