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 On this day November 15-21, 2020 (week 47) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day November15-21, 2020 (week 47)

November 15, 2020 - November 21, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features German astronomer Johannes Kepler, explorer David Livingstone, Washington DC, New Zealand rugby star Jonah Lomu, Nintendo’s Wii, the widow of Mao Zedong and Australian fires

November 15, 1630: German astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the principles of planetary motion and pioneered work with modern optics and calculus, died at age 58

November 16, 1855: Explorer David Livingstone discovered the Victoria Falls on Africa’s Zambesi River. The indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, means “the smoke that thunders”

November 17, 1800: The U.S. Congress moved from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington DC, meeting in the still to be completed Capitol building (above)

November 18, 2015: New Zealand rugby star Jonah Lomu, who revolutionised his sport with a blistering combination of size and speed, died at age 40 from a rare kidney condition

November 19, 2006: Nintendo released the Wii, the first video game console with motion control, inspiring new markets in fitness gaming. It went on sale for $249.99

November 20, 1980: Jiang Qing, widow of Mao Zedong and one of the “Gang of Four” who played a major role in China’s Cultural Revolution, went on trial for treason in Beijing

November 21, 2019: Firefighters battled at least 200 fires across Australia. New South Wales was the hardest hit state, with the city of Sydney blanketed in thick smoke

PUBLISHED: 10/11/2020; 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