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 On this day June 26 - July 2, 2022 (week 26) infographic
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On this day June 26-July 2, 2022 (week 26)

June 26, 2022 - July 2, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Le Mans grand prix, America’s iconic Route 66, the boxer Mike Tyson, the original Globe Theatre, the hardback of Hong Kong to China, Darwin’s theory of evolution, and the start of the Crimean War

June 26, 1906: The first grand prix motor race was held at Le Mans over 65 miles of public roads. Hungarian Ferenc Szisz won, driving a Renault at an average speed of 101km/h

June 27, 1985: America’s iconic Route 66, which stretched some 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, was decertified and all its highway signs were removed

June 28, 1997: Mike Tyson was fined $3m and his boxing license was revoked for one year after he bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a world heavyweight title fight

June 29, 1613: The original Globe Theatre in London burnt down after a cannon shot, fired during a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, set light to the thatched gallery roof

June 30, 1997: The ceremonial handover of Hong Kong from the UK to China marked the official transfer of sovereignty after 156 years of British colonial rule

July 1, 1858: Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was first presented in public when his papers were read at a meeting of the Linnean Society in London

July 2, 1853: The Russian army crossed into the Danubian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia, then part of the Ottoman Empire, instigating the Crimean War

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PUBLISHED: 03/06/2022; 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
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