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 On this day Aug 27-Sep 2, 2023 (week 35) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day Aug 27-Sep 2, 2023 (week 35)

August 27, 2023 - September 2, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Venetian Renaissance master Titian, U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King,monsoon rains in Pakistan, the Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the Battle of Trocadero, the devastation of Tokyo and Yokohama by an earthquake that killed 142,000, and India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier

August 27, 1576: Venetian Renaissance master Titian died. His handling of colour and mastery of new oil techniques made him one of the greatest painters of the period

August 28, 1963: U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at a rally in Washington DC attended by 200,000 people

August 29, 2022: Heavier than usual monsoon rains left around one-third of Pakistan underwater, affecting 33 million people. Over 1,000 people and 700,000 livestock died

August 30, 2022: Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold War to a peaceful end but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union, died at age 91

August 31, 1823: The Battle of Trocadero saw an invited French army enter Cadiz to put down an uprising by Spanish liberals and restore the king, Ferdinand VII, to absolute rule

September 1, 1923: The Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama were devastated by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake that killed 142,000 people and left 2.5 million homeless

September 2, 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, into the Indian Navy in a ceremony at Cochin Shipyard

PUBLISHED: 14/08/2023; 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