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HISTORY: On this day January 28-February 3, 2018 (week 05) infographic

On this day January 28-February 3, 2018

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January 28-February 3, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.This week features Jane Austin, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Mahatma Gandhi, the Gregorian Calendar, the Columbia space shuttle, Stalingrad and the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Diaz

January 28, 1813: Jane Austin’s novel Pride and Prejudice was published. One of the most popular novels in English literature, it has frequently been adapted for film and television

January 29, 2015: All 239 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were officially declared dead. The plane disappeared in March 2014 remains missing to this day

January 30, 1948: Mahatma Gandhi, who led India to independence from British rule through his philosophy of non- violent civil disobedience, was assassinated by a Hindu extremist

January 31, 1918: The newly established Soviet Union used the Julian Calendar for the last day, bringing it into line with other countries using the Gregorian Calendar

February 1, 2003: All seven astronauts died when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry to the atmosphere; debris had damaged the shuttle’s wing at launch

February 2, 1943: The last of the German 6th Army surrendered at Stalingrad. Some 91,000 men, of the initial 500,000 troops, were force-marched to Soviet detention camps

February 3, 1488: Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Diaz became the first European to land on African soil, putting ashore at Mossal Bay in the Cape of Good Hope

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