On this day June 25 - July 1, 2023 (week 26) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day June 25 - July 1, 2023 (week 26)

June 25, 2023 - July 1, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the table fork, the Berlin Airlift, the world’s first electronic cash dispensing machine, the “Tiger State” of Madhya Pradesh, the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth, the adoption of the national security law in Hong Kong, and Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

June 25, 1630: The table fork was introduced into America from England, having been introduced to Europe in the 10th century by the Byzantine princess Theophanu

June 26, 1948: The Berlin Airlift began after the Soviets imposed a blockade on West Berlin. Over the next year the Western allies flew in over 8,000 tonnes of food and fuel a day

June 27, 1967: The world’s first electronic cash dispensing machine was installed in London. The advent of the ATM, or automated teller machine, transformed banking worldwide

June 28, 1995: The state of Madhya Pradesh in central India was designated as the “Tiger State” to protect the threatened animal from poachers and settlers

June 29, June 30, 1995: The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis docked with Russia’s Mir space station, together forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth

2020: China formally adopted a controversial national security law in Hong Kong, deepening fears for the freedoms of the semi-autonomous territory

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

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PUBLISHED: 12/06/2023; 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
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