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 On this day July 7-13, 2024 (week 28) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day July 7-13, 2024 (week 28)

July 7, 2024 - July 13, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.This week features the world record for a mile, the ice cream sundae, the first Wimbledon lawn tennis championship, the rescue of 12 boys from a cave in Thailand, the James Webb Space Telescope, Italian modernist painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, and the Carabinieri of Italy.

July 7, 1999: Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco set a world record of 3 min 43.13s for the mile, the only non-metric distance recognised by the IAAF for record purposes

July 8, 1881: The ice cream sundae was invented as an alternative to ice cream soda drinks, banned on the Sabbath as soda was considered a controlled substance, like alcohol

July 9, 1877: The first ever lawn tennis championship was played at Wimbledon. The men’s singles game was won by rackets player Spencer Gore

July 10, 2018: A cave rescue in Thailand successfully extracted 12 boys and their soccer coach, trapped for 17 days after heavy rains flooded narrow passages

July 11, 2022: NASA released the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, including the stunning Southern Ring Nebula (above), some 2,000 light years from Earth

July 12, 1884: Amedeo Modigliani, Italian modernist painter and sculptor known for his elongated figures, was born. He is pictured above in a self-portrait

July 13, 1814: The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy and one of the country’s four Armed Forces, was established. It polices both military and civilian populations

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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
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