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 On this day June 28-July 4, 2020 (week 27) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 28-July 4, 2020 (week 27)

June 28, 2020 - July 4, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features soccer legend Pele, the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis, the Aztec ruler Moctezuma II, President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, the first Zeppelin airship, the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2, and New York’s Statue of Liberty

June 18, 1940: Soccer legend Pele, Brazil’s top goalscorer who led his nation to three World Cup victories in 1958, 1962 and 1970, was born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento

June 29, 1995: The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis docked with Russia’s Mir space station, together forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth

June 30, 1520: Aztec ruler Moctezuma II was killed during the Spanish Conquest of Mexico, though it is unclear whether he was killed by the Spaniards or his own people

July 1, 1960: Kwame Nkrumah became the first president of the new republic of Ghana. He was prime minister of the country, and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951

July 2, 1900: The first Zeppelin airship, the 128-metre-long LZ 1, designed by German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, made its maiden flight over Lake Constance

July 3, 2015: The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 completed the longest ever solo flight without refuelling, 7,200km from Japan to Hawaii in 117 hours and 52 minutes (5 days)

July 4, 1986: The Statue of Liberty was reopened after being given a centenary facelift; the New York City landmark had been closed for two years of renovation work

PUBLISHED: 22/06/2020; 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