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 On this day December 20-26, 2020 (week 52) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day December 20-26, 2020 (week 52)

December 20, 2020 - December 26, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the brothers Grimm, America’s Pilgrim Fathers, German scientist Wilhelm Roentgen, the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet, the Ku Klux Klan, Charlemagne, King of the Franks, and the Soviet Union’s Tupolev-144 aircraft.

December 20, 1812: Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first book of classic German folk tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, and Snow White

December 21, 1620: America’s Pilgrim Fathers disembarked from the Mayflower to establish a settlement at Plymouth, named after the English port from which the ship sailed

December 22, 1895: German scientist Wilhelm Roentgen made the first X-ray image, of his wife’s hand, allowing the inner workings of the body to be observed without surgery

December 23, 2019: Boeing fired its CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, amidst ongoing controversy over two crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX that killed a total of 346 people, and the subsequent grounding of the entire 737 MAX fleet

December 24, 1865: The Ku Klux Klan was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee, by six former Confederate officers seeking to restore white supremacy through threats and acts of violence

December 25, 800: Charlemagne, King of the Franks, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III, uniting most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire

December 26, 1975: The Soviet Union’s Tupolev-144 became the first supersonic aircraft to go into regular service, carrying mail and freight from Moscow to Alma Ata

PUBLISHED: 01/12/2020; 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