On this day October 04-10, 2020 (week 41) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day October 04-10, 2020 (week 41)

October 4, 2020 - October 10, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the rock singer Janis Joplin, the 1918 flu virus, the 2008 banking crisis, the old Wembley stadium, Russia’s Kalibr-NK long-range cruise missile, Turkey’s invasion of north-eastern Syria and Germany’s Angela Merkel.

October 4, 1970: Janis Joplin, one of the premier blues-influenced rock singers of the late 1960s, died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol at age 27

October 5, 2005: Scientists announced that the 1918 flu virus that killed 50 million people worldwide was a strain of H1N1 avian flu that jumped to humans

October 6, 2008: A major banking and financial crisis erupted in Iceland. It was particularly exposed to the global credit crisis with banking debts much larger than its economy

October 7, 2000: England lost to Germany in the last match played at London’s old Wembley stadium, the “home of football” since it opened in 1923, before it was demolished

October 8, 2015: Russia’s Kalibr-NK long-range cruise missile made its combat debut, reaching targets in Syria from Russian warships in the Caspian Sea

October 9, 2019: Turkey launched a military invasion of north-eastern Syria following an abrupt decision by President Donald Trump to pull U.S. troops out of the region

October 10, 2005: Angela Merkel, leader of the conservative Christian Democrats, became Germany’s first ever woman Chancellor, and the first from the former East Germany

PUBLISHED: 28/09/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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