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 On this day Oct 29-Nov 4, 2023 (week 44) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day Oct 29-Nov 4, 2023 (week 44)

October 29, 2023 - November 4, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the Republic of Turkey, Brazil’s president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the pneumatic rubber bicycle tyre, Europe’s Maastricht Treaty, F1’s first black World Champion Lewis Hamilton, the replacement of the corset by the brassiere, and Barack Obama - the first African-American President of the United States

October 29, 1923: The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed with Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as its first president. His adoption of secularism radically transformed Turkish society

October 30, 2022: Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made a stunning comeback to beat far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election

October 31, 1888: Scotsman John Boyd Dunlop patented his pneumatic (inflatable) rubber bicycle tyre, conceived to give his son a smoother ride over bumpy cobbled streets

November 1, 1993: Following a number of national referendums the Maastricht Treaty came into effect, creating a new European Union and paving the way for the euro

November 2, 2008: Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula One title, becoming F1’s first black World Champion. He currently holds a record-equalling seven world titles

November 3, 1914: Mary Phelps Jacob received a U.S. patent for the brassiere, the prototype constructed from two handkerchiefs and baby ribbon. The bra soon replaced the corset

November 4, 2008: Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, winning a decisive victory over Republican John McCain

PUBLISHED: 10/10/2023; 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: Getty Images, Newscom