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 On this day January 03-09, 2021 (week 01) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day January 03-09, 2021 (week 01)

January 3, 2021 - January 9, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, the capture of Seoul, the British explorer James Clark Ross, U.S. president George W. Bush, the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, Pan Am, and U.S. singer Joan Baez.

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January 3, 2020: Iranian army officer Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, was killed in a targeted U.S. airstrike near Baghdad airport

January 4, 1951: North Korean and Chinese troops captured the South Korean capital Seoul. The city changed hands four times during the three-year Korean War

January 5, 1841: An expedition led by British explorer James Clark Ross was the first to enter Antarctic pack ice. The Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf were later named after him

January 6, 2001: Congress confirmed George W. Bush as the winner of the most drawn- out presidential election in U.S. history

January 7, 1927: The Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, famous for its on-court clowning, played its first game on the road. The team was founded in Chicago in 1926

January 8, 1991: Pan Am, one of America’s oldest airlines, filed for bankruptcy

January 9, 1941: Joan Baez, U.S. singer, civil rights protester, and confirmed pacifist, was born. She helped launch the anti-Vietnam war movement of the 1960s

PUBLISHED: 30/12/2020; 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