On this day December 29 - January 4, 2020 (week 01) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day December 29 - January 4, 2020 (week 01)

By Julie Mullins

December 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Sun Yat Sen, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Russian president Boris Yeltsin, the millennium, the Russo-Japanese War, New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

December 29, 1911: Sun Yat Sen was elected as the first president of a republican China following the Xinhai Revolution that overthrew China’s last imperial dynasty

December 30, 2018: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the world’s third largest free-trade area, came into effect for Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore

December 31, 1999: Russian president Boris Yeltsin stunned the world by announcing his immediate resignation and appointing premier Vladimir Putin as acting president

January 1, 2000: At the stroke of midnight elaborate firework displays lit up the night skies as calendars in 24 time zones around the globe greeted the new millennium

January 2, 1905: The five-month Siege of Port Arthur, a major battle of the Russo-Japanese War, ended in a Russian surrender after Japan destroyed Russia’s Pacific fleet

January 3, 1870: Construction began on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn

January 4, 2010: The Burj Khalifa, at 825m the tallest structure ever built, was opened in Dubai. It was named in honour of UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

PUBLISHED: 20/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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