On this day October 20-26, 2019 (week 43) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day October 20-26, 2019 (week 43)

By Julie Mullins

October 20, 2019 - October 26, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Hollywood star Burt Lancaster, Kai-shek’s “Long March”, the mosque of Kipchak, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Wall Street Crash, the Charge of the Light Brigade, and the International Red Cross

October 20, 1994: Veteran Hollywood star Burt Lancaster, one of the best film actors of his generation, known for both “tough guy” and more compex roles, died at age 80

October 21, 1934: Chinese Communist forces led by Mao Zedong, encircled by Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Army, began their one-year “Long March” to safety in the north

October 22, 2004: President Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan opened a vast mosque in his birthplace, Kipchak, featuring inscriptions from his own writings as well as the Koran

October 23, 2003: The Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry, opened in Los Angeles. It is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra

October 24, 1929: The Wall Street Crash began as nearly 13 million shares changed hands in panic selling as prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange on “Black Thursday”

October 25, 1854: The abortive Charge of the Light Brigade, an attack by sabre-armed British cavalry on a Russian artillery battery in the Crimean War, ended in a massacre

October 26, 1863: An international conference in Geneva set out the principles which led to the First Geneva Convention and the establishment of the International Red Cross

PUBLISHED: 15/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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