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 On this day June 5-11, 2022 (week 23)(1) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 5-11, 2022 (week 23)

June 5, 2022 - June 11, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features the the world’s first personal computer, Persil washing powder, the introduction of typesetting, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Peter the Great of Russia, the singer Judy Garland and tennis star Maria Sharapova.

June 5, 1977: The Apple II, the world’s first personal computer, went on sale. Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs’s model quickly pulled ahead of its rivals, despite its higher price

June 6 1907: Persil went on sale in Germany as the world’s first “self-acting” washing powder, combining washing and bleaching agents in one product

June 7, 1887: The monotype typesetting machine was patented, in which each letter was an individual piece of metal that could be sorted and re-used

June 8, 1867: American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born. The Gulbenkian art gallery in New York is a famous example of his unorthodox approach to building design

June 9, 1672: Tsar Peter I of Russia, better known as Peter the Great, was born. He introduced western influence into Russia and founded the city of St Petersburg

June 10, 1922: U.S. singer and actress Judy Garland was born. Born Frances Gumm, she shot to fame in 1939 for her Oscar-winning role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

June 11, 2012: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova joined an elite group of players when she completed a career grand slam by winning the French Open at Roland Garros

PUBLISHED: 31/05/2022; 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