Jan 15-21 2017 (week 03) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week
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ON THIS DAY

On this day January 15-21

By Fiona Roberts

January 15, 2017 - January 21, 2017 - This week features a U.S. Airways A320 with 155 people on board ditched into the Hudson River, Tsai Ing-wen was elected the first female President of Taiwan, Muhammad Ali was born as Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, For the second year in a row no African-American actors were nominated in the Oscar acting categories, Thomas Kensett and Ezra Daggett were granted a U.S. patent for their process of storing food in tin cans, Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite disappeared in Lebanon, while trying to negotiate the release of Western hostages and Women in Latin America and the Caribbean were warned to avoid pregnancy amid concerns over birth defects caused by the Zika virus.

January 15, 2009: A U.S. Airways A320 with 155 people on board ditched into the Hudson River after striking a flock of birds shortly after take-off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport

January 16, 2016: Tsai Ing-wen was elected the first female President of Taiwan after her Democratic Progressive Party won a majority in the Legislative Yuan

January 17, 1942: Muhammad Ali, the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times, was born as Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. He died in July 2016

January 18, 2016: For the second year in a row, no African-American actors were nominated in the Oscar acting categories, leading to calls for a boycott of the ceremony

January 19, 1825: Thomas Kensett and Ezra Daggett were granted a U.S. patent for their process of storing food in tin cans. Food canning had begun in France and England from 1810

January 20, 1987: Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite disappeared in Beirut, Lebanon, while trying to negotiate the release of Western hostages. He was held captive for five years

January 21, 2016: Women in Latin America and the Caribbean were warned to avoid pregnancy amid concerns over birth defects caused by the Zika virus that was ravaging Brazil

PUBLISHED:22/12/2016; STORY: Graphic News
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