On this day January 9-15, 2022 (week 02) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day January 9-15, 2022 (week 02)

January 9, 2022 - January 15, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the iPhone, voodoo, the use of insulin in diabetes, the first woman in the U.S. Senate, Diana, Princess of Wales, Margrethe II Queen of Denmark, and the French playwright and actor Moliere

January 9, 2007: Apple boss Steve Jobs introduced the hugely anticipated iPhone, a multimedia mobile device that radically reshaped the smartphone industry

January 10, 1997: The West African nation of Benin declared January 10 a national voodoo holiday, a year after recognising voodoo as an official religion in the country

January 11, 1922: A 14-year-old boy with diabetes was successfully treated with insulin, a year after it was first isolated in Toronto by Frederick Banting and Charles Best

January 12, 1932: Arkansas teacher Hattie Ophelia Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. She was re-elected in 1938 and finally left office in 1945

January 13, 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales walked across a live minefield in central Angola to highlight her support for an international treaty banning landmines

January 14, 1972: Margrethe II became the first Queen of Denmark since 1412, succeeding her father, Frederick IX. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her reign

January 15, 1622: Moliere, French playwright and actor, was baptised as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. His best known plays include Le Misanthrope and Tartuffe

PUBLISHED: 24/12/2021; 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