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 On this day December 25-31, 2022 (week 52) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day December 25-31, 2022 (week 52)

December 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features Christopher Columbus, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Kim Il-sung the “Eternal President” of North Korea, Sun Yat Sen the first president of a republican China, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the appointment of Vladimir Putin as acting president of the Russian Federation.

December 25, 1492: The Santa Maria, flagship of Christopher Columbus, ran aground off Haiti. A fort built from its timbers was the first Spanish settlement in the New World

December 26, 2021: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end the apartheid regime in South Africa, died in Cape Town at the age of 90

December 27, 2007: Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s former prime minister, was assassinated in a suicide attack as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi

December 28, 1972: Kim Il-sung was elevated to the newly-created post of President of North Korea. Despite his death in 1994 he remains the country’s “Eternal President”

December 29, 1911: Sun Yat Sen was elected as the first president of a republican China following the Xinhai Revolution that overthrew China’s last imperial dynasty

December 30, 1922: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established through the confederation of Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation

December 31, 1999: Russian president Boris Yeltsin stunned the world by announcing his immediate resignation and appointing premier Vladimir Putin as acting president

PUBLISHED: 07/12/2022; 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