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 November 19-25, 2017 (week 47) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day in history November 19-25

By Fiona Roberts

November 19, 2017 - November 25, 2017 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.This week features the Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, the marriage of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, protests in Ukraine demanding closer European integration, Germany’s first female Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the discovery of Tasmania, and the death of Fidel Castro.

November 19, 1917: Indira Gandhi, twice prime minister of India, was born. The daughter of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, she was assassinated in 1984

November 20, 1947: Britain’s future Queen Elizabeth II married Lt. Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark who renounced his titles to marry the princess

November 21, 2013: A wave of protests demanding closer European integration began in Kiev’s Maidan Square. It led to revolution and the fall of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president

November 22, 2005: Angela Merkel formally became Germany’s first female Chancellor. She won a fourth consecutive term in office in the federal elections of September 2017

November 23, 2005: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became Africa’s first elected female head of state when she won Liberia’s first presidential election after 15 years of civil war

November 24, 1642: Dutch navigator Abel Tasman discovered what is now Tasmania. He named it Van Diemen’s Land, after the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies

November 25, 2016: Fidel Castro, former president of Cuba, died aged 90. Supporters praised him as a champion of socialism but his critics viewed him as a ruthless dictator

PUBLISHED: 06/11/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press