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 On this day September 3-9, 2023 (week 36) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day September 3-9, 2023 (week 36)

September 3, 2023 - September 9, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet, internet search tool Google, Tsar Peter the Great of Russia, Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, the nickname “Uncle Sam”, the death of Queen Elizabeth II and Kim Il-Sung of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

September 3, 2000: The controversial Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet, being built jointly by Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain, began full-scale production

September 4, 1998: nternet search tool Google was founded by graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University. It is the world’s most visited website

September 5, 1698: Tsar Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on beards as part of an effort to modernise Russian society following western European models

September 6, 1566: Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, died. He presided over the empire at the apex of its military, political and economic power

September 7, 1813: A New York newspaper coined the nickname “Uncle Sam” for the United States from the initials U.S. on barrels of beef for the U.S. Army

September 8, 2022: Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96, three months after celebrations marking her 70-year reign. At the time she was the world’s oldest and longest-serving head of state

September 9, 1948: Kim Il-Sung proclaimed the communist-aligned Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, with Pyongyang as its capital and himself as supreme leader

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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
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