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 On this day January 24-30, 2021 (week 04) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - 24 - 30 كانون الثاني - الأسبوع 4

January 24, 2021 - January 30, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Atomic Energy Commission, Idi Amin of Uganda, Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lego bricks, German engineer Karl Benz and China’s coronavirus outbreak

EDITORS: The On This Day series of graphics started almost 25 years ago in 1996. It offers a print graphic for every day of the year in English, Spanish or Arabic. A digital version is also available that auto-updates providing a fresh image for your website every day of the year (English only - see link below).

The print graphics for each week are downloadable together as a set, and made available two weeks at a time, a week before the first day of the first set.

The digital version GN40881 includes data for every day of the year but may be updated as and if necessary during the year.

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January 24, 1946: The UN established the Atomic Energy Commission. Above: U.S. researchers work on a nuclear testing project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1974

January 25, 1971: Army officer Idi Amin led a successful military coup in Uganda, naming himself head of state after deposing President Milton Obote

January 26, 2020: Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. The LA Lakers star, 41, was a five-time NBA champion

January 27, 1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. A child prodigy, he went on to compose 41 symphonies and many of the world’s most popular operas

January 28, 1958: Danish company Lego patented bricks using a plastic (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) to produce the versatile interlocking brick still in use today

January 29, 1886: German engineer Karl Benz patented the first successful petrol-driven motor car. It had three rubber-tyred wheels and travelled at 9.3mph

January 30, 2020: The WHO declared China’s coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency following confirmation of human-to-human transmission in other countries

PUBLISHED: 21/01/2021; 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