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 On this day June 11-17, 2023 (week 24) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 11-17, 2023 (week 24)

June 11, 2023 - June 17, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the first black students at the University of Alabama, the foundation of Magdalen College in Oxford, the U.S. spacecraft Pioneer 10, the adoption of the Stars and Stripes flag by the U.S., the end of Internet Explorer, the first woman in space, and the landmark Roe v Wade abortion ruling in the U.S.

June 11, 1963: The first black students enrolled at the University of Alabama after President Kennedy proposed a bill to outlaw discrimination based on colour, race, sex or religion

June 12, 1458: Magdalen College was founded in Oxford by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester. Magdalen was among the first Oxford colleges to teach the sciences

June 13, 1983: The U.S. spacecraft Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to leave the solar system, after passing Jupiter and clearing the orbit of Neptune

June 14, 1777: The United States adopted the Stars and Stripes as its official flag. The most famous of the early versions was made by Betsy Ross of Philadelphia

June 15, 2022: Microsoft retired its once dominant 27-year old Internet Explorer web browser, which lost out to faster browsers as mobile devices overtook desktop use

June 16,1963: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to be launched into space when she blasted off aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6

June 17, 2022: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling, effectively ending the constitutional rights of women to get an abortion

PUBLISHED: 22/05/2023; 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: Getty Images, Newscom