On this day November 24-December 1, 2018 (week 48) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day November 24-December 1, 2018

By Julie Mullins

November 25, 2018 - December 1, 2018 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Fidel Castro, Mubai terror attacks, Pennsylvania Station, the Polaroid camera, Seoul, the Crimean War, and China’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe

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

November 26, 2008: Coordinated terror attacks in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, killed 173 people and injured 300 before security forces regained control of the city 48 hours later

November 27, 1910: Pennsylvania Station, then the world’s largest rail station, opened in New York. It was demolished in 1963 to make way for the new Madison Square Garden

November 28, 1948: The first Polaroid camera went on sale. The instant camera used self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture

November 29, 1394: Korean ruler Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, moved his capital from Kaesong to Hanyang, now known as Seoul. Yi reigned from 1392 to 1398

November 30, 1853: Russian ships attacked and destroyed the Turkish fleet at Sinope in the Crimean War. The battle helped bring Great Britain and France into the conflict

December 1, 2013: China launched an unmanned probe to the moon. Chang’e-3 and its rover, Jade Rabbit, was the first spacecraft in 37 years to touch down on the lunar surface

PUBLISHED: 12/11/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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