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Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


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October 25, 2020 - October 31, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features China’s Xi Jinping, the Socialist Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the city of Amsterdam, Beijing, China’s one-child policy, the Yeomen of the Guard at the Tower of London and the International Space Station

October 25, 2017: China’s ruling Communist Party voted to enshrine Xi Jinping’s name and ideology in the nation’s constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong

October 26, 1990: The Soviet republic of Kirghizia was officially renamed the Socialist Republic of Kyrgyzstan, a title recalling the ancient Turkic origins of many of its people

October 27, 1275: The city of Amsterdam was traditionally founded, after people living near the Amstel river built a bridge and dam across the river following two major floods

October 28, 1420: Beijing was officially designated as the capital of China’s Ming dynasty, in the same year that the Forbidden City, the seat of government, was completed

October 29, 2015: China ended its controversial one-child policy after 35 years, allowing married couples to have two children as a way to offset the country’s ageing workforce

October 30, 1485: The Yeomen of the Guard was founded by King Henry VII of England. The “Beefeaters” still wear their striking scarlet uniform on duty at the Tower of London

October 31, 2000: The first full-time residents of the International Space Station, two Russian cosmonauts and one U.S. astronaut, blasted off in a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan

PUBLISHED: 19/10/2020; 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