On this day January 5-11, 2020 (week 02) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day January 5-11, 2020 (week 02)

By Julie Mullins

January 5, 2020 - January 11, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Antarctic explorer James Clark Ross, the polar vortex, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Aswan High Dam, the British rock star Rod Stewart, and the sex ratio in China .

January 5, 1841: An expedition led by British explorer James Clark Ross was the first to enter Antarctic pack ice. The Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf were later named after him

January 6, 2014: A polar vortex saw weather records shattered across the U.S. and Canada, with temperatures in some areas as low as -37C, colder than recent readings on Mars

January 7, 1990: The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to tourists for the first time in its 800-year history to allow work on reducing its tilt to a safer angle to get underway

January 8, 1935: Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll” and one of the great cultural icons of the 20th century, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He would have been 85 today

January 9, 1960: Construction work began in Egypt on the Aswan High Dam, to control the annual Nile floods, provide water for irrigation and to generate hydroelectricity

January 10, 1945: British rock star Rod Stewart was born in North London. His distinctive raspy voice has sold over 100 million records of hits such as Sailing and Maggie May

January 11, 2010: China said by the end of the decade 24 million men of marrying age would be unable to find a wife

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