Un día como hoy Agosto 15-21, 2021 (semana 33) infographic
Los gráficos muestran cumpleaños y aniversarios en cada día de la semana.
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Unn día como hoy Agosto 15-21, 2021 (semana 33)

August 15, 2021 - August 21, 2021 - Los gráficos muestran cumpleaños y aniversarios en cada día de la semana. Esta semana incluye el estado soberano de Bahréin, elecciones en Bielorrusia, la primera mujer francesa en el espacio, Claudie Andre-Deshays, el explorador escocés Alexander Gordon Laing, el golpe al presidente soviético Mikhail Gorbachev, la construcción del Muro de Berlín y el coronel Muammar Gaddafi de Libia.

August 15, 1971: Bahrain declared itself a fully independent and sovereign state. It has become wealthy via tourism and banking services, as unlike its neighbours it has not much oil

August 16, 2020: Mass protests intensified in Belarus calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down following his contested re-election

August 17, 1996: France’s first woman in space, Claudie Andre-Deshays, took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome for a 16-day mission aboard Russia’s Mir space station

August 18, 1825: Scottish explorer Alexander Gordon Laing became the first European to reach Timbuktu, now in Mali, while crossing the Sahara from north to south

August 19, 1991: Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev was overthrown in a coup by Communist hardliners. The coup failed but soon led to the collapse of the Soviet Union

August 20, 1961: East Germany began to erect a wall in Berlin and elsewhere along the border with the West. It was a potent symbol of the Cold War until it was torn down in 1989

August 21, 2011: Libyans took to the streets to celebrate the end of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 42 years in power as rebel forces advanced into the capital, Tripoli

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PUBLISHED: 02/08/2021; 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: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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