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 On this day December 11-17, 2022 (week 50) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day December 11-17, 2022 (week 50)

December 11, 2022 - December 17, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Kyoto Protocol, the Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen, the gas pipeline from Central Asia to China, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, the Boston Tea Party and the Wright brothers.

December 11, 1997: The Kyoto Protocol, committing industrialised countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, was finally agreed after marathon talks in Kyoto, Japan

December 12, 2021: Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won his first Formula 1 world title, beating Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of a thrilling season finale in Abu Dhabi

December 13, 2009: The presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and China inaugurated a landmark pipeline to transport natural gas from Central Asia to China

December 14, 2012: A school shooting in the U.S. killed 20 young children and six adults. In 2022 conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who called it a hoax, was ordered to pay huge damages

December 15, 2000: The last reactor at Chernobyl was officially shut down, almost 15 years after an explosion spread a radioactive cloud over Europe in the world’s worst nuclear disaster

December 16, 1773: American colonists protesting against taxes boarded a British ship and dumped over 300 chests of tea overboard in what became known as the Boston Tea Party

December 17, 1903: Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first successful controlled flight in a powered aircraft on the beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

PUBLISHED: 28/11/2022; 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