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 On this day Nov 5-11, 2023 (week 45) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day Nov 5-11, 2023 (week 45)

November 5, 2023 - November 11, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the Voyager 2 space probe, the world’s youngest monarch, Ireland’s president Mary Robinson,The Louvre art collection in France, Hollywood star and scientist Hedy Lamarr, the Dust Bowl era in the U.S., and Remembrance Day that recalls the end of the First World War

November 5, 2018: The Voyager 2 space probe, launched in 1977, became the second manmade object to leave the Solar System, six years after its twin craft, Voyager 1

November 6, 2008: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 28, became the world’s youngest monarch at an elaborate coronation ceremony in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan

November 7, 1990: Dublin lawyer Mary Robinson became Ireland’s first woman president, revitalising a previously low-profile political office during her seven year tenure

November 8, 1793: The revolutionary government in France formally opened the royal art collection in the Louvre to the public. The Louvre is now the world’s largest art museum

November 9, 1913: Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was born in Vienna. She also invented a radio communications device, key to many of today’s wireless communications

November 10, 1933: The “Black Blizzard” began in South Dakota, sweeping clouds of suffocating topsoil across the country and creating a storm of dirt, heralding the Dust Bowl era

November 11, 1921: Commemorative poppies were first worn at Britain’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony to raise money for soldiers wounded in the First World War

PUBLISHED: 23/10/2023; 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