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 On this day June 23-29, 2024 (week 26) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 23-29, 2024 (week 26)

June 23, 2024 - June 29, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the UK "Brexit" referendum, Russia's mercenary Wagner Group, pop superstar Michael Jackson, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the world’s first electronic cash dispensing machine, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and the Pacific island of Tahiti.

June 23, 2016: The UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned as “Brexit” sent shockwaves around the globe

June 24, 2023: Russia’s mercenary Wagner Group seized the city of Rostov-on-Don and sent an armoured convoy towards Moscow, but the revolt was called off within hours

June 25, 2009: Pop superstar Michael Jackson died after ingesting a powerful cocktail of sleeping drugs. His death triggered an outpouring of grief among fans around the world

June 26, 1284: According to legend, the Pied Piper lured 130 children from the German town of Hamelin, allegedly in revenge for not being paid for clearing the town of rats

June 27, 1967: The world’s first electronic cash dispensing machine was installed in London. The advent of the ATM, or automated teller machine, transformed banking worldwide

June 28, 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife were assassinated by a Serb nationalist in Sarajevo, an event that triggered World War I

June 29, 1880: The Pacific island of Otaheite, now better known as Tahiti, was formally annexed by France, having been a French protectorate since 1842

PUBLISHED: 10/06/2024; 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