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 On this day October 10-16 2021 (week 41) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day October 10-16 2021 (week 41)

October 10, 2021 - October 16, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, Mao’s widow Jiang Qing, the U.S. White House, Greenwich meantime, Greek feta cheese, the smoking of tobacco and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt.

October 10, 2014: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for demanding education for girls, became the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

October 11, 1976: A month after Mao Zedong’s death China’s “Gang of Four”, led by Mao’s widow Jiang Qing, were arrested and charged with plotting a coup

October 12, 1901: The U.S. presidential residence was renamed the White House, a name in common use since the early 19th century, replacing its earlier title of Executive Mansion

October 13, 1884: Greenwich was established as the universal time meridian of longitude from which standard times throughout the world are calculated

October 14, 2002: The European Commission ruled only cheese made in Greece could be called feta, and that non Greek feta-style cheeses must be marketed under another name

October 15, 1492: Christopher Columbus noted in his journal that native Caribbean islanders habitually smoked dry leaves. It was the first recorded reference to tobacco

October 16, 2002: A new library in Egypt, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, was opened on the site of the fabled original destroyed by fire in the fourth century AD

PUBLISHED: 27/09/2021; 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