On this day January 30-February 05, 2022 (week 05) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day January 30-February 05, 2022 (week 05)

January 30, 2022 - February 5, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the response of the WHO to the coronavirus outbreak, the exit of the UK from the European Union, Myanmar’s military government, the wedding of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, the sale of Tulip’s in the Netherlands, dancing at the Folies Bergère in Paris, and the New Hermitage Museum in Russia

January 30, 2020: The WHO declared China’s coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency following confirmation of human-to-human transmission in other countries

January 31, 2020: The UK formally left the European Union. The bitterly divisive Brexit process was set in motion by a 2016 referendum in which 52% voted to leave the EU

February 1, 2021: Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup after detaining civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and other senior figures

February 2, 2002: Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands married Argentinian Maxima Zorreguieta. They became king and queen after Queen Beatrix abdicated in 2013

February 3, 1637: Tulip mania collapsed in the Netherlands after soaring prices decimated sales. It is regarded as the first recorded speculative economic bubble

February 4, 1927: Popular U.S.-born nightclub dancer Josephine Baker caused a sensation when performing at the Folies Bergère in Paris, dressed only in a bunch of bananas

February 5, 1852: The New Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 and one of the largest museums in the world, opened to the public

PUBLISHED: 23/01/2022; 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