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HISTORY: On this day July 7-13, 2019 (week 28) infographic

On this day July 7-13, 2019

06/24/2019
Graphic News

July 7-13, 2019 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj, the last bareknuckle world heavyweight boxing match, the Japan heatwave of 2018, the rescue of school children from a cave in Thailand, the actor Laurence Olivier, the painter Amedeo Modigliani and the Carabinieri of Italy.

July 7, 1999: Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj set a new world record for the mile of three minutes 43.13 seconds in Rome, Italy. The record still stands, 20 years on

July 8, 1889: John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in the last bareknuckle world heavyweight boxing match. He went on to become the first U.S. athlete to earn $1 million

July 9, 2018: A severe heatwave began in Japan. Prolonged temperatures of up to 40°C left at least 80 people dead and over 22,000 requiring hospitalisation

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, 1989: Laurence Olivier, a towering figure of stage and screen acclaimed as the greatest English-speaking actor of the 20th century, died aged 82

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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