On this day June 06-12, 2021 (week 23) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 06-12 2021 (week 23)

June 6, 2021 - June 12, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Normandy landing, The Soviet Soyuz 11, New Zealand lifting Coronavirus restrictions, King Bhumibol of Thailand, Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, the discovery of the Great Barrier Reef, and Russia’s Saint Petersburg

June 6, 1944: Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. Operation Overlord, codenamed D-Day, was the largest seaborne invasion in history

June 7, 1971: The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 docked in space with the Salyut space station. The three-man crew spent 22 days on board but did not survive their return to Earth

June 8, 2020: New Zealand lifted almost all coronavirus restrictions as it reported no active cases. Premier Jacinda Ardern was widely praised for her swift response to the crisis

June 9, 1946: King Bhumibol of Thailand acceded to the throne at age 18. His reign lasted for 70 years until his death in 2016, the longest in Thai history

June 10, 1921: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years until his death in April, was born in Greece. He would have been 100 today

June 11, 1770: Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef, when HMS Endeavour ran aground on it. It was only refloated after its guns were ditched to lighten the load

June 12, 1991: Coinciding with Russia’s first presidential election, the citizens of Leningrad voted to re-adopt the city’s pre-revolutionary name of Saint Petersburg

PUBLISHED: 17/05/2021; 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