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 On this day January 12-18, 2020 (week 03) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day January 12-18, 2020 (week 03)

By Julie Mullins

January 12, 2020 - January 18, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Boeing 747, the windshield wiper, the Simpsons, the first non-stop flights between China and Taiwan since 1949, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, the Kobe earthquake, and the creation of Ukraine.

January 12, 1970: The first Boeing 747 arrived at London’s Heathrow airport after its proving flight from New York. The first fare-paying flight to Heathrow followed on January 22

January 13, 1921: Brothers Fred and William Folberth invented the automatic windshield wiper in Cleveland, Ohio. The first mechanical wipers were developed in 1903

January 14, 1990: The Simpsons, America’s longest-running animated sitcom, made its TV debut. It features a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Springfield

January 15, 2005: China and Taiwan agreed to permit direct flights throughout the Chinese New Year holidays, the first non-stop flights between China and Taiwan since 1949

January 16, 1970: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council of Libya, also declared himself prime minister and defence minister

January 17, 1995: A 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Japan devastated the city of Kobe, killing 6,434 people and leaving 300,000 homeless. Damage was put at 10 trillion yen ($100bn)

January 18, 1654: Ukrainian Cossack leader Bohdan Khmelnytsky accepted the Muscovite Tsar as overlord, thus uniting the newly created state of Ukraine with Russia

PUBLISHED: 07/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press