On this day November 7-13 2021 (week 45) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day November 7-13 2021 (week 45)

November 7, 2021 - November 13, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Spanish Civil War, Donald Trump’s shock election victory, the National Fascist Party of Benito Mussolini, the explorer Dr Livingstone, America’s route 66, the space shuttle Columbia and the fall of Kabul in 2001.

November 7, 1936: The battle for Madrid began during the Spanish Civil War. The city fell to Franco’s Nationalist forces in March 1939 after a siege lasting two and a half years

November 8, 2016: Businessman Donald Trump won a shock election victory to become the first U.S. President never to have held public office or served in the military

November 9, 1921: Benito Mussolini created the National Fascist Party, which ruled Italy from 1922-43. A “fascio” is a bundle of rods, symbolising strength through unity

November 10, 1871: “Dr Livingstone, I presume?”, enquired journalist Henry Stanley on finding missing Scottish explorer David Livingstone at Ujiji, in present day Tanzania

November 11, 1926: Route 66, one of America’s most famous roads, was established. It ran from Chicago to Los Angeles, a distance of 2,448 miles (3,940km) through eight states

November 12, 1981: The space shuttle Columbia was launched for the second time, becoming the first space vehicle to be used more than once. The shuttle programme ended in 2011

November 13, 2001: Kabul fell to Northern Alliance forces after the Taliban abandoned the Afghan capital. Twenty years on, the Taliban are back in power after U.S. and allied forces left

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