On this day June 2-8, 2024 (week 23) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 2-8, 2024 (week 23)

June 2, 2024 - June 8, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features India's 29th state of Telangana, the Great Auk, the liberation of Rome, tennis star Rafael Nadal, the D-Day landings of Allied troops in Normandy, French post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and the the Transit of Venus

June 2, 2014: Telangana, India’s 29th state, came into being after the state of Andhra Pradesh formally split in two, ending a nearly 50-year-long struggle for separate status

June 3, 1844: A large, flightless seabird, the Great Auk, became extinct when the last pair of breeding adults were killed by hunters on an island off the coast of Iceland

June 4, 1944: Rome was liberated by allied troops led by U.S. General Mark Clark. Historic sites such as the Colosseum were found to have been left intact

June 5, 2005: Rising tennis star Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. He went on to win 22 major titles, including a record 14 on the red clay in Paris

June 6, 1944: Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. Operation Overlord, codenamed D-Day, was the largest seaborne invasion in history

June 7, 1848: Paul Gauguin, French post-impressionist painter greatly influenced by Van Gogh, was born. His work was not fully appreciated until after his death

June 8, 2004: Observers were able to witness the Transit of Venus, when the tiny black silhouette of the planet moves across the disc of the sun, for the first time since 1882

PUBLISHED: 21/05/2024; 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