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 On this day July 12-18, 2020 (week 29) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 12-18, 2020 (week 29)

July 12, 2020 - July 18, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Panama Canal, the first soccer World Cup, the work of anthropologist Jane Goodall, the golfer Jack Nicklaus, Ursula van der Leyen of the European Union, Disneyland in California, and Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci

July 12, 1920: The Panama Canal was formally dedicated by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, six years after it opened. The waterway links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

July 13, 1930: The first-ever soccer World Cup began in Montevideo, Uruguay. The host nation went on to win the tournament, defeating Argentina in the final by four goals to two

July 14, 1960: Renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall began her study of the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania

July 15, 2005: U.S. golfer Jack Nicklaus, winner of 18 major titles, received a lengthy standing ovation as he made his farewell to the sport at the British Open at St Andrews

July 16, 2019: Ursula von der Leyen of Germany became the first woman to be elected President of the European Commission. She succeeded Jean-Claude Juncker

July 17, 1955: Disneyland, the world’s first theme park, opened in California. It has since welcomed over 726m visitors, the highest cumulative total of any theme park anywhere

July 18, 1976: Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, aged 14, became the first person in Olympic history to score a “perfect 10”, at the Montreal Games

PUBLISHED: 07/07/2020; 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