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 On this day September 5-11, 2021 (week 36) infographic
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On this day September 5-11, 2021 (week 36)

September 5, 2021 - September 11, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features novichok, the Imperial family of Japan, Bishop Desmond Tutu, the giraffe, tennis star Venus Williams, Picasso painting Guernica, and 9/11

September 5, 2018: Britain charged two Russian nationals over the novichok poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in March 2018

September 6, 2006: Celebrations erupted in Japan as the Imperial family welcomed the first male baby for 41 years. The birth of the new prince averted a looming succession crisis

September 7, 1986: Desmond Tutu became the first black head of South Africa’s Anglican congregation when he was enthroned as Archbishop of Cape Town

September 8, 2016: Genetic analysis revealed that the giraffe genus contained four separate species, that had not exchanged genetic information between them for 1-2 million years

September 9, 2001: Tennis star Venus Williams beat her younger sister Serena to win the U.S. Open in the first Grand Slam final contested by two sisters since 1884

September 10, 1981: Picasso’s Spanish Civil War painting Guernica was hung in Madrid after 42 years in New York. He had refused to move it to Spain before democracy was restored

September 11, 2001: Three hijacked aircraft crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Passengers prevented a fourth reaching its target

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PUBLISHED: 23/08/2021; 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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