On this day June 13-19, 2021 (week 24) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 13-19, 2021 (week 24)

June 13, 2021 - June 19, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the U.S. spacecraft Pioneer 10, the Pentagon Papers, the world’s largest marine sanctuary, the first woman in space, the Taj Mahal, Israel’s youngest prime minister and King Felipe VI of Spain

June 13, 1983: The U.S. spacecraft Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to leave the solar system, after passing Jupiter and clearing the orbit of Neptune

June 14, 1971: The New York Times published extracts from the Pentagon Papers, revealing that the U.S. had secretly enlarged the scope of its actions in the Vietnam War

June 15, 2006: The world’s largest marine sanctuary, supporting over 7,000 species, many of them unique to the region, was established in northwestern Hawaii

June 16, 1963: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to be launched into space when she blasted off aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6

June 17, 1631: Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, died in childbirth. Her grief-stricken husband spent 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal

June 18, 1996: Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as Israel’s youngest prime minister. He has since become the longest-serving prime minister in the country’s history

June 19, 2014: Felipe VI was crowned King of Spain, challenged with restoring the monarchy’s prestige after a series of scandals and amid economic discontent

PUBLISHED: 31/05/2021; 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