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 On this day October 31-November 06 2021 (week 44) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day October 31-November 06 2021 (week 44)

October 31, 2021 - November 6, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Sean Connery, the Maastricht Treaty, cheerleaders, the election of Joe Biden, the Tigray region of Ethiopia, Mughul emperor Akbar the Great and the Kariba High Dam on the Zambesi River.

October 31 2020: Oscar-winning actor Sean Connery died at age 90. He played fictional spy James Bond in seven films and later appeared in the Indiana Jones series

November 1, 1993: Following a number of national referendums the Maastricht Treaty came into effect, creating a new European Union and paving the way for the euro

November 2, 1898: Cheerleading originated when a student at the University of Minnesota directed the crowd to chant in support of the university football team

November 3, 2020: Ex-vice president Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris won the U.S. presidential election but President Donald Trump alleged fraud and refused to concede

November 4, 2020: Heavy fighting flared in the Tigray region of Ethiopia between the forces of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the former ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front

November 5, 1556: Mughal emperor Akbar the Great routed the Hindu forces under Hemu by turning their elephants against them at the Second Battle of Panipat

November 6, 1956: Construction of the Kariba High Dam began on the Zambesi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It forms Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made lake by volume

PUBLISHED: 24/10/2021; 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