1 / 3 Next pageFinal page
Event
Anniversary
Expand view
22 Oct
2017
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe secured a landslide win in Japan’s snap general election, with his ruling coalition retaining a two-thirds “supermajority” in the lower house of…Prime Minister Shinzo Abe secured a landslide win in Japan’s snap general election, with his ruling coalition retaining a two-thirds “supermajority” in the lower house of parliament
1 year ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2014
A Canadian soldier was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in the capital, Ottawa. The gunman then ran into the Parliament building, where he was shot dead by…A Canadian soldier was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in the capital, Ottawa. The gunman then ran into the Parliament building, where he was shot dead by the sergeant-at-arms
4 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2012
Cyclist Lance Armstrong was formally stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after the International Cycling Union accepted the findings of a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report…Cyclist Lance Armstrong was formally stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after the International Cycling Union accepted the findings of a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report which found Armstrong guilty of masterminding sport’s most elaborate doping conspiracy
6 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2011
Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown prince of Saudi Arabia, died from cancer in a New York City hospital at age 80. He served as the First Deputy Prime Minister and…Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown prince of Saudi Arabia, died from cancer in a New York City hospital at age 80. He served as the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence and Aviation. He was succeeded by his brother Prince Nayef, 77, who was also named the country’s new interior minister
7 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2010
Wikileaks released the Iraq War Logs, secret U.S. military records that revealed that U.S. commanders allowed torture and execution to occur without investigation and that hundreds…Wikileaks released the Iraq War Logs, secret U.S. military records that revealed that U.S. commanders allowed torture and execution to occur without investigation and that hundreds of civilians were killed at U.S. military checkpoints. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other U.S. officials condemned the disclosures
8 years ago
22 Oct
2010
British submarine HMS Astute ran aground off the Isle of SkyeBritish submarine HMS Astute ran aground off the Isle of Skye
8 years ago
22 Oct
2009
Sweden’s Lutheran Church became the first major church to decide to conduct same-sex marriagesSweden’s Lutheran Church became the first major church to decide to conduct same-sex marriages
9 years ago
22 Oct
2008
India successfully launched Chandrayaan-1, the country’s first unmanned lunar exploration missionIndia successfully launched Chandrayaan-1, the country’s first unmanned lunar exploration mission
10 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2008
Pakistan joined Iceland, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine in requesting aid from the International Monetary Fund in dealing with severe balance of payments difficulties. A growing…Pakistan joined Iceland, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine in requesting aid from the International Monetary Fund in dealing with severe balance of payments difficulties. A growing number of countries, including Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Argentina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria were also experiencing financial difficulties. Although they did not hold securities based on subprime mortgages, they were affected by inability to borrow money -- the credit crisis. Plans were under discussion to increase credit available to the IMF, perhaps to a trillion dollars
10 years ago
22 Oct
2008
The 200-millionth app was downloaded from the iTunes Store, Apple’s digital media store that opened in April 2003The 200-millionth app was downloaded from the iTunes Store, Apple’s digital media store that opened in April 2003
10 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2007
Multiple wildfires burning throughout southern California forced the evacuations of over one million residents, including Malibu-based stars such as James Cameron and Olivia…Multiple wildfires burning throughout southern California forced the evacuations of over one million residents, including Malibu-based stars such as James Cameron and Olivia Newton-John. More than 1,300 houses had been destroyed, including 1,000 in San Diego County alone. At least 12 people had lost their lives
11 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2007
A constitutional referendum in Kyrgyzstan was approved by around 75% of voters. Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev dissolved parliament and announced a snap legislative election in…A constitutional referendum in Kyrgyzstan was approved by around 75% of voters. Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev dissolved parliament and announced a snap legislative election in December 2007, which he would contest with his newly founded party, Ak Zhol
11 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2006
A $5.2 billion plan to expand the Panama Canal, involving building a new channel and new locks, was overwhelmingly approved in a national referendum. Many modern container ships…A $5.2 billion plan to expand the Panama Canal, involving building a new channel and new locks, was overwhelmingly approved in a national referendum. Many modern container ships were already too large for the 50-mile (80km) canal linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
12 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2006
Michael Schumacher, Formula 1’s most successful driver, with seven world titles and 91 race wins, drove his last race before retirement. He returned from 2010-12, but was…Michael Schumacher, Formula 1’s most successful driver, with seven world titles and 91 race wins, drove his last race before retirement. He returned from 2010-12, but was seriously injured in a skiing accident in 2013
12 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2004
A vast mosque opened in the village of Kipchak in Turkmenistan, birthplace of President Saparmurat Niyazov, featuring inscriptions from Niyazov’s writings as well as from the…A vast mosque opened in the village of Kipchak in Turkmenistan, birthplace of President Saparmurat Niyazov, featuring inscriptions from Niyazov’s writings as well as from the Koran
14 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2003
British sprinter Dwain Chambers became the first high-profile athlete identified as testing positive for the new synthetic steroid THG (tetrahydrogestrinone). The world of sport…British sprinter Dwain Chambers became the first high-profile athlete identified as testing positive for the new synthetic steroid THG (tetrahydrogestrinone). The world of sport had been rocked by the THG scandal since a syringe containing the steroid -- manipulated by chemists to make it undetectable under normal testing -- was handed to the US Anti-Doping Agency by an anonymous athletics coach. Up to 20 unnamed athletes had tested positive for the drug at the U.S. championships in June in what was described as the largest drug bust in athletics history. The IAAF announced it would retest all urine samples taken at the World Championships in August and warned that any athletes who tested positive would be banned and stripped of medals
15 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2001
Concorde made its first full transatlantic test flight since being grounded after the Paris air crash 15 months earlier. The supersonic jet's three and a half hour flight was…Concorde made its first full transatlantic test flight since being grounded after the Paris air crash 15 months earlier. The supersonic jet's three and a half hour flight was delayed by 40 minutes due to heavy fog at Heathrow Airport before take off
17 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2001
In some of the worst violence since the end of military government in 1999, the Nigerian army attacked villages throughout the eastern state of Benue, killing at least 500 people.…In some of the worst violence since the end of military government in 1999, the Nigerian army attacked villages throughout the eastern state of Benue, killing at least 500 people. The attacks were in apparent retaliation for the recent murders of 19 soldiers in the area
17 years ago
22 Oct
2001
Two postal workers in Washington DC became the second and third victims to die from pulmonary anthrax. Florida journalist Robert Stevens had died two weeks earlierTwo postal workers in Washington DC became the second and third victims to die from pulmonary anthrax. Florida journalist Robert Stevens had died two weeks earlier
17 years ago
22 Oct
2000
Another major business merger was announced with General Electric agreeing to buy Honeywell International for £45 billionAnother major business merger was announced with General Electric agreeing to buy Honeywell International for £45 billion
18 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
2000
Israeli leader Ehud Barak declared a formal timeout from the peace process, effectively stalled since the eruption of violence three weeks earlier; meanwhile leaders of the Arab…Israeli leader Ehud Barak declared a formal timeout from the peace process, effectively stalled since the eruption of violence three weeks earlier; meanwhile leaders of the Arab League, meeting for the first time in four years, agreed to cease all but formal diplomatic contact with Israel until further progress was made toward peace with the Palestinians
18 years ago
Expand view
22 Oct
1999
Chinese president Jiang Zemin completed a four-day state visit to Britain. The first ever visit to Britain by a Chinese communist leader was marked by widespread demonstrations…Chinese president Jiang Zemin completed a four-day state visit to Britain. The first ever visit to Britain by a Chinese communist leader was marked by widespread demonstrations against human rights violations in China and the country's occupation of Tibet
19 years ago
22 Oct
1998
The autopsy on U.S. sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner revealed that she suffocated during an epileptic fit, and appeared to rule out any link with drugsThe autopsy on U.S. sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner revealed that she suffocated during an epileptic fit, and appeared to rule out any link with drugs
20 years ago
22 Oct
1997
Candle in the Wind 97, Elton John's tribute to the late Princess Diana, became the world's top selling single with over 30 million copies sold in just six weeksCandle in the Wind 97, Elton John's tribute to the late Princess Diana, became the world's top selling single with over 30 million copies sold in just six weeks
21 years ago
1 / 3 Next pageFinal page

Welcome to Graphic News

Please get in the habit of logging in when you arrive as some pages may soon be restricted. If you are new to Graphic News there is a Website Guide to help you find your way around.


November 24, 2017 — Ai2HTML screen graphics - The script has been updated to allow multiple screen graphics to be published on the same web page. Click here for instructions


November 24, 2017 — Training - mobile graphics- The GN AI2HTML method is very fast and easy. It allows designers with conventional design skills to produce responsive “mobile” friendly graphics to meet news deadlines. Contact helpdesk @ graphicnews.com if you would like to join our next training course.


If you need help or have questions at any time, please contact us

Cookies