November 5-11, 2017 (week 45) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day in history November 5-11, 2017

By Fiona Roberts

November 5, 2017 - November 11, 2017 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.This week features the Android mobile operating system, the end of the Battle of Passchendaele in WWI, Marie Curie’s work on radioactivity, the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, the launch of the first Saturn V rocket, the opening of the Great Wall of China to tourists, and the death of actor Robert Vaughn.

November 5, 2007: The Android mobile operating system was unveiled by Google. It was designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets

November 6, 1917: The Battle of Passchendaele ended after five months. It was one of the bloodiest episodes of the World War 1, claiming around half a million casualties in total

November 7, 1867: Marie Curie, who received Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry for her work in radioactivity, and discovery of radium and polonium, was born in Warsaw, Poland

November 8, 2016: Businessman Donald Trump won a shock election victory to become the first U.S. President never to have held public office or served in the military

November 9, 1967: The first Saturn V rocket, carrying the unmanned Apollo 4 spacecraft, was successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida

November 10, 1957: The Great Wall of China opened to tourists for the first time. Lying northwest of Beijing, this part of the wall was built in the Ming Dynasty, between 1368 and 1644

November 11, 2016: Actor Robert Vaughn, best known as secret agent Napoleon Solo in the popular 1960s TV series The Man from UNCLE, died at the age of 83

PUBLISHED: 23/10/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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