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 On this day August 1-7, 2021 (week 31) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 1-7, 2021 (week 31)

August 1, 2021 - August 7, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. The week features Racing driver Niki Lauda, Apple, black athlete Jesse Owens, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, Guangwu emperor of China, the founding of Bogotá in Colombia and the Brooklands Grand Prix race track in Britain.

August 1, 1976: Racing driver Niki Lauda was engulfed in flames when his car crashed at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. He returned to Formula 1 six weeks later

August 2, 2018: Apple became the world’s first public company to be worth $1 trillion, beating Silicon Valley rivals Amazon and Microsoft to hit the valuation

August 3, 1936: Black athlete Jesse Owens won the 100m, the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics, scuppering Adolf Hitler’s aim of demonstrating Aryan superiority

August 4, 1981: Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was born. The U.S. former actress turns 40 today. She and Prince Harry live in California after stepping away from royal life

August 5, AD 25: Guangwu became emperor of China, restoring the Han Dynasty after the fall of the short-lived Xin Dynasty. The Han Dynasty is seen as a golden age in Chinese history

August 6, 1538: Bogotá, capital of Colombia, was founded by Spanish explorer Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Its indigenous name was Bacatá, meaning “The Lady of the Andes”

August 7, 1926: The first British Grand Prix was held at Brooklands. The winner took just over four hours to win the 110-lap race at an average speed of almost 72mph

PUBLISHED: 19/07/2021; 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