On this day July 26- August 2, 2020 (week 31) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 2 6- August 2, 2020 (week 31)

July 26, 2020 - August 1, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Plastiki, Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi - the exiled Shah of Iran, Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal, Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, Zimbabwe’s first presidential election in 37 years without Robert Mugabe, K2 and Caroline Herschel

July 26, 2010: Plastiki, a catamaran made of recycled plastic bottles, arrived in Sydney after crossing the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness of environmental issues

July 27, 1980: Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the exiled Shah of Iran, died of cancer in Cairo, Egypt. The Shah, who ruled Iran from 1941, was forced to flee his country in 1979

July 28, 2019: Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal won the Tour de France. He was the first Latin American rider to win the Tour, and at age 22, the youngest winner since 1909

July 29, 1890: Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France. He had suffered frequent bouts of mental illness for many years

July 30, 2018: Zimbabwe’s presidential elections were the first in 37 years without Robert Mugabe’s name on the ballot. Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly retained power

July 31, 1954: K2, located on the Pakistan and China border and at 8,611 metres the world’s second highest peak, was first climbed by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio

August 1, 1785: Caroline Herschel became the first woman to discover a comet. She and her brother William identified over 2,400 astronomical objects over 20 years

PUBLISHED: 20/07/2020; 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
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