On this day January 10-16, 2021 (week 02) infographic
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On this day January 10-16, 2021 (week 02)

January 10, 2021 - January 16, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the modernisation of Oman, the Chengdu J-20 Black Eagle stealth fighter jet, the Boeing 747, the automatic windscreen wiper, bushfires in Australia, the Aswan High dam, and the first female President of Taiwan

EDITORS: The On This Day series of graphics started almost 25 years ago in 1996. It offers a print graphic for every day of the year in English, Spanish or Arabic. A digital version is also available that auto-updates providing a fresh image for your website every day of the year (English only - see link below).

The print graphics for each week are downloadable together as a set, and made available two weeks at a time, a week before the first day of the first set.

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January 10, 2020: Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman, died at age 79. His policy of modernisation helped to bring an end to Oman’s international isolation

January 11, 2011: China successfully tested its new Chengdu J-20 Black Eagle stealth fighter jet, underscoring a growing military rivalry with the United States

January 12, 1970: The first Boeing 747 arrived at London’s Heathrow airport after its proving flight from New York. Production of the popular aircraft is scheduled to end in 2022

January 13, 1921: Brothers Fred and William Folberth invented the automatic windshield wiper in Cleveland, Ohio. The first mechanical wipers were developed in 1903

January 14, 2020: Australia’s most intense bushfire season on record destroyed over 3,000 homes and killed or displaced nearly three billion animals

January 15, 1971: The Aswan High Dam in Egypt, designed to control the flooding of the Nile, was opened by President Anwar Sadat and Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny

January 16, 2016: Tsai Ing-wen was elected the first female President of Taiwan after her Democratic Progressive Party won a majority in the Legislative Yuan

PUBLISHED: 04/01/2021; 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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