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HISTORY: On this day August 5 -11, 2018 (week 32) infographic

On this day August 4 -11, 2018

07/24/2018
Graphic News

August 5-11, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Emperor Guangwu of China, Bogota, the terrier Uggie, the first cattle in Australia, the Canada U.S. border, the robot Kirobo, and Al-Qaeda.

August 5, 25: Guangwu became emperor of China, restoring the Han Dynasty after the fall of the short-lived Xin Dynasty. The Han Dynasty is seen as a golden age in Chinese history

August 6, 1538: Bogota, capital of Colombia, was founded by Spanish explorer Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada. Its indigenous name was Bacata, meaning The Lady of the Andes

August 7, 2015: Uggie, the terrier famous for his role in the Oscar-winning film The Artist, and the first dog to have his paw prints immortalised in cement in Hollywood, died at age 13

August 8, 1788: The first cattle arrived in Australia. Two bulls and five cows were off-loaded in Sydney; they were subsequently either eaten or wandered into the bush

August 9, 1842: The United States and Britain signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, establishing the boundary between the U.S. and Canada from Maine to the Great Lakes

August 10, 2013: Kirobo, a diminutive robot designed to talk to and provide support for people isolated over long periods, was launched to the International Space Station

August 11, 1988: Al-Qaeda, responsible for terror crimes including the 9/11 attacks of 2001 in the U.S. and the 2002 Bali bombings, was founded by Osama bin Laden


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