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 On this day January 26-February 1,  2020 (week 05) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day January 26-February 1, 2020 (week 05)

By Julie Mullins

January 26, 2020 - February 1, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Spain and Portugal in the New World, the liberation of Auschwitz, the Turin Shroud, the car manufacturer Karl Benz, Guangzhou South Railway Station, Russia’s first McDonald’s restaurant, and the “Mounties” of Canada

January 26, 1500: Spain made landfall in Brazil but was unable to claim it due to a treaty between Spain and Portugal that divided the New World along geographical lines

January 27, 1945: Russian troops liberated the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz, where 1.1 million people, 90% of them Jewish, were murdered from 1942 to late 1944

January 28, 2005: New research at the University of California showed that the Turin Shroud, dismissed by carbon-dating as a medieval fake, could in fact date from the time of Christ

January 29, 1886: German engineer Karl Benz patented the first successful petrol-driven motor car. It had three rubber-tyred wheels and travelled at 9.3mph

January 30, 2010: Guangzhou South Railway Station was opened. It is one of China’s largest rail transport hubs, located on the high-speed line linking Beijing with Hong Kong

January 31, 1990: Huge queues snaked through the streets as Russia’s first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Moscow. At that time it was the largest McDonald’s in the world

February 1, 1920: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, known colloquially as the "Mounties", was formed from the North West Mounted Police founded in 1873,

PUBLISHED: 21/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press