On this day November 24-30 2019 (week 48) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day November 24-30 2019 (week 48)

By Julie Mullins

November 24, 2019 - November 30, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”, Ukrainian-Russian hostilities, the rock diva Tina Turner, the first election in which women were allowed to vote, Maxican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos, Korean ruler Yi Seong-gye, and the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive

November 24, 1859: Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” was published. His controversial theory of evolution upset many people who feared it undermined religious beliefs

November 25, 2018: Russian forces seized three Ukrainian naval ships in the disputed Kerch Strait. Tensions soared as both countries blamed each other for the incident

November 26, 1939: Rock diva Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee. With her husband Ike she gained fame in the 60s, and revived her career as a solo performer from the 1980s

November 27, 1893: A general election was held in New Zealand, the first in the world in which women were allowed to vote

November 28, 2014: Mexican star Roberto Gomez Bolanos, better known as Chespirito and one of Latin America’s best loved comic actors, died aged 85

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, 1934: The Flying Scotsman was the first steam locomotive to travel at 100mph (160.9km/h). It entered service in 1928 and was retired in 1963 after travelling over 2m miles

PUBLISHED: 11/11/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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