On this day August 9-15, 2020 (week 33) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 9-15, 2020 (week 33)

August 9, 2020 - August 15, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, the Fukushima disaster, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, German tennis star Steffi Graf, Cologne Cathedral and the end of World War II.

August 9, 1945: Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a second U.S. bomb destroyed the Japanese city of Nagasaki. An estimated 74,000 people were killed

August 10, 1675: The foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, which has played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, was laid at Greenwich, England

August 11, 2015: Japan restarted the No.1 reactor at the Sendai nuclear plant, generating nuclear power for the first time since the Fukushima disaster in 2011

August 12, 30 BC: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, committed suicide allegedly by an asp bite to her breast. She killed herself following the death of her lover Mark Antony

August 13, 1999: German tennis star Steffi Graf retired, ending a 17-year career that included 22 Grand Slam titles. She won each of the four Grand Slams at least four times

August 14, 1880: The construction of Cologne Cathedral was completed. Building began in 1248 but was stopped in 1473. After a 400-year gap it was completed to the original plan

August 15, 1945: Millions celebrated VJ (Victory in Japan) Day after Japan’s unconditional surrender ended World War II, a global conflict in which over 50 million people died

PUBLISHED: 03/08/2020; 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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