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HISTORY: On this day January 6-12, 2019 (week 02) infographic

On this day January 6-12, 2019

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January 6-12, 2019 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Gregor Mendel, Emperor Hirohito of Japan, the computer scientist, Dr Herman Hollerith, Marco Polo, the oil industry of Texas, the Chinese hengdu J-20 Black Eagle stealth fighter jet, the coming of Batman

January 6, 1884: Austrian monk Gregor Mendel died. He pioneered the study of biological heredity and laid the mathematical foundation of the science of genetics

January 7, 1989: Emperor Hirohito of Japan died after a 63-year reign. Head of state in WWII, he later became a symbol of the new post-war constitution and economic recovery

January 8, 1889: New York scientist Dr Herman Hollerith patented the first computer; the company formed to market his device evolved into the giant IBM

January 9, 1324: Venetian explorer Marco Polo died. His epic 24-year travels through the Orient did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China

January 10, 1901: The modern petroleum industry was born when oil was first discovered in Texas. The Lucas Gusher heralded the start of exploration on a grand scale

January 11, 2011: China successfully tested its new Chengdu J-20 Black Eagle stealth fighter jet, underscoring a growing military rivalry with the United States

January 12, 1966: Batman, assisted by his epithet-prone sidekick Robin, winged his way from comic books to the small screen as the show premiered on U.S. television

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