On this day July 2-8, 2023 (week 27) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 2-8, 2023 (week 27)

July 2, 2023 - July 8, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the start of the Crimean War, the U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, the Caesar salad, the foundation of the National Health Service in Britain, the actor James Caan, British tennis player Andy Murray, and the assassination of Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe

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

July 3, 1863: The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg ended in a major victory for Union troops over the Confederate army. Some 7,000 men died in the three-day battle

July 4, 1924: Chef Caesar Cardini, running out of food for his customers, created a salad from odds and ends that remained. Caesar salad was an instant hit

July 5, 1948: The National Health Service was founded in Britain. Its three core principles are that services should be comprehensive, universal and free at the point of delivery

July 6, 2022: James Caan, renowned for his role as Sonny Corleone in the mafia epic The Godfather, and a string of other key films of the 1970s, died aged 82

July 7, 2013: Andy Murray became the first British player in 77 years to win the Wimbledon men’s singles championship. He beat top seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets

July 8, 2022: Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated by a man brandishing a homemade firearm, shocking a nation where gun violence is very rare

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