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HISTORIA: Un día como hoy  Junio 3-9  2018 (semana 23) infographic

Un día como hoy Junio 3-9 2018

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June 3-9, 2018 -- Los gráficos muestran cumpleaños y anviersarios en cada día de la semana. Esta semana: extinción del aqlca gigante, Srebrenica, Robert Kennedy, el rimer autocinema en EUA, Willy Brandt, el asesinato de Martin Luther King por James Earl Ray y los aviadores australianos Charles Kingsford-Smith y Charles Ulm

June 3, 1844: The Great Auk, a large, flightless seabird, became extinct when the last pair of breeding adults were killed by hunters on Eldey island, off the coast of Iceland

June 4, 1993: The UN agreed to send troops to Bosnia to protect six “safe havens”, including Srebrenica, where 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were later murdered in 1995

June 5, 1968: U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated at a hotel in Los Angeles during his presidential campaign. Gunman Sirhan Sirhan opposed his support for Israel

June 6, 1933: The first drive-in cinema opened in the U.S., with space for 500 cars. Their popularity peaked in the 1950s and 60s, with 4,000 drive-ins across the country

June 7, 1973: Willy Brandt became the first leader of West Germany to visit Israel. The two countries had re-established diplomatic relations in 1965

June 8, 1968: James Earl Ray, wanted for the assassination of Martin Luther King, was arrested in London. He was later convicted in Memphis and jailed for 99 years

June 9, 1928: Australian aviators Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm completed the first flight across the Pacific Ocean, from California to Brisbane

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