On this day July 11-17, 2021 (week 28) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 11-17, 2021 (week 28)

July 11, 2021 - July 17, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features cultured pearls, human stem cells, the world’s first cat show, outlaw Billy the Kid, President Erdogan of Turkey, the memory of Tasar Nicholas II and the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

July 11, 1893: A Japanese entrepreneur produced the first cultured pearl. By 1935 there were 350 pearl farms in Japan, which produced 10 million pearls each year

July 12, 2001: U.S. scientists announced they had created human stem cells from cloned embryos, which could theoretically be used to repair damage in any part of the body

July 13, 1871: The world’s first cat show was held at Crystal Palace in London. In such a show cats are judged against breed standards by a registering organization

July 14, 1881: U.S. outlaw William Bonney, alias Billy the Kid, was shot dead by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, while trying to escape capture

July 15, 2016: An attempted coup in Turkey was foiled by forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A harsh crackdown on political opponents followed

July 16, 2003: Russian clerics consecrated a memorial church built on the spot where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were shot dead by the Bolsheviks on this day in 1918

July 17, 2020: John Lewis, a key figure of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, died aged 80. His shock beating by state troopers at Selma in 1965 helped pass the Civil Rights Act

PUBLISHED: 29/06/2021; 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