On this day July 18-24, 2021 (week 29) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 18-24, 2021 (week 29)

July 18, 2021 - July 24, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the formation of the United Arab Emirates, the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, the assassination of King Abdullah I of Jordan, yhe space shuttle Atlantis, killings as a Norwegian youth camp, the British singer Amy Winehouse and the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru

July 18, 1971: Six Trucial States, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain, Ajman and Fujairah, agreed to form the United Arab Emirates. Ras al-Khaimah joined in 1972

July 18, 1976: The Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, which includes Mount Everest, was created. The Nepali name for Everest is Sagarmatha, or Goddess of the Sky

July 20, 1951: King Abdullah I of Jordan was assassinated in Jerusalem by a Palestinian gunman motivated by fears that the king would make a separate peace with Israel

July 21, 2011: The space shuttle Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre at the end of the 135th and final flight of NASA’s space shuttle programme

July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian right-wing extremist, killed 77 people in two attacks in central Oslo and at a political youth camp on the island of Utoya

July 23, 2011: Amy Winehouse, British singer-songwriter best known for her multi-award winning album Back to Black, died from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27

July 24, 1911: Hiram Bingham discovered the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. The 15th-century city was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest the following century

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