On this day June 18-24, 2023 (week 25) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 18-24, 2023 (week 25)

June 18, 2023 - June 24, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the first American woman in space, Gustavo Petro of Colombia, the “hotline” between the Kremlin and the White House, the introduction of long-playing Vinylite plastic records, the astronomer Galileo Galilei, the inventor of the “Type-Writer” and the QWERTY keyboard, and the lifting of the driving ban on women in Saudi Arabia

June 18, 1983: Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she was launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Challenger

June 19, 2022: Gustavo Petro, ex-rebel fighter and former mayor of Bogota, was elected president of Colombia, becoming the country’s first elected left-wing president

June 20, 1963: A “hotline” between the Kremlin and the White House was set up, after communication delays during the Cuban missile crisis brought the world to the brink of war

June 21, 1948: Columbia Records introduced the first successful long-playing records, made of Vinylite plastic and rotating at 33 and a third revolutions per minute

June 22, 1633: The Papal Inquisition forced astronomer Galileo Galilei to recant his then-heretical theory that the Earth and other planets revolved around the sun

June 23, 1868: Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper publisher, received a patent for an invention called the “Type-Writer”. He also invented the QWERTY keyboard, still in use

June 24, 2018: Saudi women drivers took to the roads legally for the first time in the kingdom’s history after a decades-old ban on women driving was lifted

PUBLISHED: 11/06/2023; 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