November 12-18, 2017 (week 46) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day November 12-18, 2017 (week 46)

By Fiona Roberts

November 12, 2017 - November 18, 2017 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.This week features Japan’s Emperor Akihito, the Soviet military engineer Mikhail Kalashnikov, the admission of The People’s Republic of China took its place at the UN General Assembly,the screen actor Clark Gable, the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and the first dated book printed in the English language.

November 12, 1990: Japan’s Emperor Akihito was enthroned in traditional Imperial rites in Tokyo. He has indicated he will abdicate in 2018, the country’s first abdication in 200 years

November 13, 1947: Soviet military engineer Mikhail Kalashnikov completed the development of the AK-47, the world’s most commonly used assault rifle

November 14, 1832: America’s first horse-drawn streetcar carried public officials on its initial appearance in New York, 12 days before entering regular public service

November 15, 1971: The People’s Republic of China took its place at the UN General Assembly for the first time. A UN resolution in October had voted to admit China and expel Taiwan

November 16, 1960: Oscar-winning screen actor Clark Gable, best known as Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind, died just after completing filming on his final movie, The Misfits

November 17, 1917: French sculptor Auguste Rodin, widely regarded as the father of modern sculpture, died aged 77. His best known work includes The Thinker (above), and The Kiss

November 18, 1477: A book called The Dictes and Sayengis of the Phylosophers was printed by William Caxton. It was the first dated book to be printed in the English language

PUBLISHED:30/10/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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