November 26 - December 2, 2017 (week 48) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day in history November 26 - December 2

By Fiona Roberts

November 26, 2017 - December 2, 2017 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.This week features This week features the wartime romance movie Casablanca, the first time women were allowed to vote in New Zealand, a plane crash involving Brazil’s footall team, the first commercially successful video game,Bill Clinton’s visit to Northern Ireland, Michael Jackson’s album Thriller, the opening of Sir Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

November 26, 1942: The legendary wartime romance Casablanca opened in New York. It went on to win three Oscars and ranks consistently as one of the greatest films ever made

November 27, 1893: A general election was held in New Zealand, the first in the world in which women were allowed to vote. Women’s suffrage was granted after a 20-year campaign

November 28, 2016: All but three members of Brazil’s Chapecoense football team died in a plane crash in Colombia while en route to play in the Copa Sudamericana final

November 29, 1972: Pong, the first commercially successful video game, was launched by Atari. It was based on table tennis and featured simple two-dimensional graphics

November 30, 1995: Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Northern Ireland, receiving an enthusiastic welcome from both sides in a bid to boost the peace process
December 1, 1982: Michael Jackson released his album Thriller, which became the biggest-selling album of all time, with estimated global sales to date of 66 million copies

December 2, 1697: The new St Paul’s Cathedral, rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the original was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, was opened

PUBLISHED: 21/11/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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