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 حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - 24 - 30 تشرين الأول 2021 - الأسبوع 43 infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - 24 - 30 تشرين الأول 2021 - الأسبوع 43

October 24, 2021 - October 30, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the George Washington Bridge in New York, Pablo Picasso, the Pony Express, the London Stock Exchange, Britain’s parliament vote to join the European Economic Community, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk of Turkey, and the leaders of the Tiananmen Square protests

October 24, 1931: The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York City and New Jersey, opened. The world’s busiest motor vehicle bridge carries over 100m vehicles a year

October 25, 1881: Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, was born. Famous works include Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937)

October 26, 1861: The Pony Express closed. It operated for 19 months and was the most direct means of east to west communication before the telegraph was established

October 27, 1986: The “Big Bang” revolutionised the London Stock Exchange with the introduction of computerised dealing and deregulation of many former controls

October 28, 1971: Britain’s parliament voted in favour of joining the then European Economic Community. The decision was reversed by the Brexit vote in June 2016

October 29, 1923: The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed with Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as its first president. His adoption of secularism radically transformed Turkish society

October 30, 1996: Wang Dan, one of the student leaders of the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square, was jailed for 11 years for “conspiring to subvert China’s government”

PUBLISHED: 15/10/2021; 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