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Responsive graphic shows anniversaries and events from today’s date in history. Changes automatically each day. Come back tomorrow to see anniversaries and events for that date.


On this day in history auto-updating

By Phil Bainbridge, Julie Mullins, Fiona Roberts

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021 - Graphic auto-updates each day to show anniversaries and events on that day in history. Events are selected that are of wide international interest.

EDITORS: This graphic is a responsive interactive that can be published in an iframe. The events and picture displayed are determined by the system clock on the device on which it is viewed.

The graphic can be published using embed code. If you host the graphic yourself you may wish to substitute some of the events or images to give a more national or local interest. The image and text for each day are held in the hypresources folder. Data is supplied for a whole year (instructions available - see below)

PUBLISHED: 30/12/2020; TECHNICAL DEVELOPOMENT: Phil Bainbridge; EDITORIAL: Julie Mullins and Fiona Roberts. INFORMATION: GN On this day database .STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom, Associated Press