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HISTORÍA: Un día como hoy Abril 1-7, 2018 (semana 14) infographic

Un día como hoy Abril 1-7, 2018

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April 1-7, 2018 -- Los gráficos muestran cumpleaños y aniversarios en cada día de la semana. Esta semana incluye la fuerza aérea independiente más antigua del mundo, el Jemer Rojo, el primer teléfono celular manual, Martin Luther King, el puente de suspensión Akashi-Kaikyo, la constitución de Tailandia y el campeón británico de carreras F1 Jim Clark.

April 1, 1918: Britain’s Royal Air Force was formed by an amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Force. It is the world’s oldest independent air force

April 2, 1979: The mass graves of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia were first revealed. More than a million people are believed to have been executed from 1975-79

April 3, 1973: Motorola researcher Martin Cooper made the first call on a handheld mobile phone. Costing $3,995 and weighing 1.1kg, it was nicknamed “the brick”

April 4, 1968: U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King, best remembered for his “I Have a Dream” speech, was assassinated on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee

April 5, 1998: The Akashi-Kaikyo suspension bridge, the world’s longest, was opened in Japan. It crosses the busy Akashi Strait linking the city of Kobe to Awaji Island

April 6, 2017: Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn signed a new constitution into law, containing various democratic reforms and changes to the electoral system

April 7, 1968: British motor racing ace Jim Clark, F1 world champion in 1963 and 1965, was killed in a 170mph crash when his car skidded off the track at Hockenheim in Germany

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