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 On this day September 06-12, 2020 (week 37) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 30 - September 05, 2020 (week 37)

September 6, 2020 - September 12, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Suleiman the Magnificent. the bombing of London in World War II, the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II, King Leonidas of Sparta, the 9/11 Memorial and Disneyland theme park

September 6, 1566: Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, died. He presided over the empire at the apex of its military, political and economic power

September 7, 1940: Nazi Germany began the “Blitz” bombing campaign on London during World War II. Luftwaffe bombs killed over 300 people on the first day alone

September 8, 1995: The warring factions agreed on principles for peace in Bosnia, a significant step towards ending Europe’s worst conflict since World War II

September 9, 2015: Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-serving monarch in British history, after 63 years and 216 days. She came to the throne on February 6, 1952

September 10 480BC: King Leonidas of Sparta and 1,000 Greeks were finally beaten by the Persians after three days of stiff resistance at the Battle of Thermopylae

September 11,2011: The 9/11 Memorial was inaugurated on the site of the destroyed World Trade Centre on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on New York and Washington that killed almost 3,000 people

September 12, 2005: A new $3.2 billion Disneyland theme park, incorporating aspects of Chinese culture and traditions, opened in Hong Kong. It was Disney’s first ever resort in China

PUBLISHED: 30/08/2020; 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