On this day January 16-22, 2022 (week 03) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day January 16-22, 2022 (week 03)

January 16, 2022 - January 22, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features The Orient Express, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, The World War II siege of Leningrad, the olkswagen Beetle, President Joe Biden, the illegal fishing of tuna, and the first “Jumbo Jet”

January 16, 1872: The Orient Express steamed into Istanbul, becoming the first train to link Turkey with Europe. The original service, a byword for luxury, ran from 1883 to 2009

January 17, 2021: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was arrested when he flew back to Moscow from Germany after receiving treatment for a nerve-agent poisoning

January 18, 1944: The World War II siege of Leningrad was broken by Russian forces after 900 days during which almost one million civilians died in the beleaguered city

January 19, 1978: The last Volkswagen Beetle manufactured in Germany rolled off the production line. The car was designed in the 1930s by Ferdinand Porsche

January 20, 2021: Joe Biden was inaugurated as U.S. President. His predecessor, Donald Trump, who refused to concede that Biden won the election, did not attend

January 21, 2007: The World Wide Fund for Nature warned that some species of tuna, including bluefin, were at risk of commercial extinction due to illegal fishing

January 22, 1970: The first Boeing 747, nicknamed the “Jumbo Jet”, that made air travel affordable for millions of people around the globe, entered commercial service

PUBLISHED: 09/01/2022; 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