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 On this day June 30 - July 6, 2024 (week 27) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day June 30 - July 6, 2024 (week 27)

June 30, 2024 - July 6, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features Tower Bridge of London, Scotland’s first parliament, Aviator Amelia Earhart, tennis player Maria Sharapova, chef Caesar Cardini, the bikini, and earth’s hottest day to date.

June 30, 1894: Tower Bridge, an iconic symbol of London, was officially opened. Two sections bearing the roadway are raised to allow tall-masted ships to pass through

July 1, 1999: Scotland’s first parliament for 292 years opened in Edinburgh, devolved from the UK government to give the Scottish people greater control over their own affairs

July 2, 1937: Aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, vanished over the Pacific Ocean as they tried to make the first flight around the world at the equator

July 3, 2004: Tennis player Maria Sharapova, aged 17, beat defending champion Serena Williams to become the first Russian woman to win the Wimbledon singles title

July 4, 1924: Chef Caesar Cardini, running out of food for his customers, created a salad from odds and ends that remained. Caesar salad was an instant hit

July 5, 1946: The bikini, designed by former Renault engineer Louis Reard and named after the Pacific atoll where atom bombs were then being tested, was first modelled in Paris

July 6, 2023: Earth experienced its hottest day to date, with an average temperature of 17.23C (63F), according to climate and weather forecast models

PUBLISHED: 24/06/2024; 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