On this day June 9-15, 2024 (week 24) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 9-15, 2024 (week 24)

June 9, 2024 - June 15, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the world's oldest leather shoe, Manchester City’s first Champions League win, the first hovercraft, Italian billionaire and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, the V-1 flying bomb or “doodlebug”, Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, and the Magna Carta of England

June 9, 2010: The world’s oldest leather shoe was found in a cave in Armenia. Made around 5,500 years ago from a single piece of cowhide, it was shaped to fit the wearer’s foot

June 10, 2023: Manchester City won the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, scoring a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan in the final in Istanbul

June 11, 1959: The first hovercraft was launched in southern England. The experimental craft, the SR-N1, was designed by British engineer Christopher Cockerell

June 12, 2023: Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media tycoon who served four terms as prime minister of Italy between 1994 and 2011, died at the age of 86

June 13, 1944: Nazi Germany’s V-1 flying bomb, or “doodlebug” – the world’s first operational cruise missile – was launched for the first time, targeting London

June 14, 1964: Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to South Africa’s notorious Robben Island jail. He was released in 1990, after serving 27 years

June 15, 1215: King John of England set the royal seal on the Magna Carta, which established the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law

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