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ON THIS DAY: December 31-January 6, 2018 (week 01) infographic

On this day in history December 31-January 6, 2018

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December 31, 2017-January 6, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features Guinness ale, the Times newspaper, using pig organs for human transplants, smog alerts in China, the Burj Khalifa, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the death of Rudolf Nureyev

December 31, 1759: Arthur Guinness, Irish entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist, started brewing ales at the St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland

January 1, 1788: The first edition of The Times newspaper was published in London. It had been in existence since 1785 but was entitled The Daily Universal Register

January 2, 2002: Scientists announced they had successfully cloned pigs without the presence of a gene that would cause a human body to reject a transplant

January 3, 2017: China issued its first-ever nationwide red alert for smog, with air pollution in Beijing and other major cities so bad that flights were delayed and roads closed

January 4, 2010: The Burj Khalifa, at 825m the tallest structure ever built, was opened in Dubai. It was named in honour of UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

January 5, 1933: Construction work began on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the first bridge in the U.S. to span the outer mouth of a major ocean harbour

January 6,1993: Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev died from AIDS at age 54. One of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, he was granted political asylum in Paris in 1961

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