On this day December 1-7, 2019 (week 49) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day December 1-7, 2019 (week 49)

By Julie Mullins

December 1, 2019 - December 7, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the “gilets jaunes” protests in France, the French impressionist artist Georges Seurat, the Bhopal disaster in India, the first Burger King restaurant, the Great Smog of London, the Everglades National Park, and the discovery of the jet stream.

December 1, 2018: Protesters wearing “gilets jaunes” rampaged through central Paris following two weeks of nationwide protests against fuel taxes and high living costs

December 2, 1859: French impressionist artist Georges Seurat was born. He developed the technique of pointillism, as seen in works like La Grande Jatte

December 3, 1984: A toxic gas leak at the Union Carbide pesticide plant near Bhopal, India, killed over 3,700 people. It remains the world’s worst industrial accident

December 4, 1954: The first Burger King restaurant opened in Miami, Florida. By the early 21st century, Burger King claimed to have about 14,000 stores in around 100 countries

December 5, 1952: Around 4,000 people died when London was enveloped in the Great Smog. The toxic mix of fog and smoke led to a parliamentary act that cut smoke emissions

December 6, 1947: The Everglades National Park, now a World Heritage Site visited by more than one million people every year, was dedicated in southern Florida

December 7, 1934: The jet stream, bands of strong winds high above the earth, was supposedly discovered by Wiley Post on a test flight into the stratosphere

PUBLISHED: 25/11/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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