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 On this day August 14-20, 2022 (week 33) infographic
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On this day August 14-20, 2022 (week 33)

August 14, 2022 - August 20, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the creation of the Muslim state of Pakistan, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the life of Elvis Presley, the Berlin Wall, the rules of boxing, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the production of stainless steel

August 14, 1947: Pakistan came into existence, led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, satisfying demands for a separate Muslim state on the eve of India’s independence from British rule

August 15, 2021: The Taliban completed a stunningly swift takeover of Afghanistan as Kabul fell to the militant group 20 years after it was ousted by U.S. and allied forces

August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, died at his Graceland mansion at age 42. He died from heart failure brought on by the abuse of prescription drugs

August 17, 1962: Peter Fechter, 18, was shot by East German guards as he tried to flee across the Berlin Wall. He bled to death in the most notorious case in the history of the wall

August 18, 1743: The first boxing rules, drafted by bare-knuckle fighter John Broughton, were approved. They introduced a ban on hitting an adversary when he is down

August 19, 1930: The two arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge were joined together after five years under construction. The bridge was eventually opened in March 1932

August 20, 1913: Stainless steel was first cast in Sheffield, England. Its resistance to corrosion makes it ideal for use in numerous domestic, scientific and industrial applications

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PUBLISHED: 08/08/2022; 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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