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 On this day August 22-28, 2021 (week 34) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 22-28, 2021 (week 34)

August 22, 2021 - August 28, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Cadillac Motor Company, Bayern Munich, African elephants, polio, the Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the artist Titian and actor Chadwick Boseman.

August 22, 1901: The Cadillac Motor Company, America’s first luxury carmaker, was founded in Detroit. It was names after the French explorer who founded the city in 1701

August 23, 2020: Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League final for a sixth time, and became the first team to win every game in a single Champions League campaign

August 24, 2001: Researchers in Kenya revealed that Africa’s forest and savanna elephants are two different species, raising to three the number of living elephant species

August 25, 2020: Wild polio was eliminated in Africa, with Nigeria the last African country declared free from the disease. It is now found only in Afghanistan and Pakistan

August 26, 2016: The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the world’s tallest suspension bridge, was opened to traffic in Istanbul. It is the city’s third bridge across the Bosphorus

August 27, 1576: Venetian Renaissance master Titian, whose handling of colour and mastery of new oil techniques made him one of the greatest painters of the period, died

August 28, 2020: Chadwick Boseman, U.S. actor best known as Black Panther in the Marvel superhero franchise, died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer

PUBLISHED: 09/08/2021; 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