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 On this day August 20-September 04, 2021 (week 35) infographic
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On this day August 20-September 04, 2021 (week 35)

August 29, 2021 - September 4, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features chop suey, the euro, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, the Beslan school siege, the Great Fire of London, the flag of Australia, and El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles

August 29, 1896: The Chinese-American dish chop suey – meat and eggs cooked quickly with vegetables in a starch-thickened sauce – was invented in New York City

August 30, 2001: Over 300 million Europeans saw their new currency for the first time when the European Central Bank unveiled the official designs for euro notes and coins

August 31, 2016: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office by the Senate on charges that she violated the nation’s budget laws


September 01, 2004: Chechen terrorists seized over 1,300 hostages at a school in the Russian town of Beslan. The siege ended tragically with at least 330 people, mostly children, killed

September 02, 1666: The Great Fire of London began in a bakery in Pudding Lane. The four-day inferno destroyed much of the city but, remarkably, claimed only a few lives

September 03, 1901: Australia’s federal flag was flown for the first time. The winning design was a combination of five entries in a government competition

September 04, 1781: Spanish settlers founded Los Angeles; its full title El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles (The Town of Our Lady The Queen of The Angels)

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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
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