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 On this day November 12-18, 2023 (week 46) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day November 12-18, 2023 (week 46)

November 12, 2023 - November 18, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features Jerry Rawlings, President of Ghana, an apology from a Fijian elder for cannibalism, King Charles III of the United Kingdom, the world population reaching eight billion, the Artemis 1 moon mission, Elizabeth I Queen of England, and the first push-button telephone.

November 12, 2020: Jerry Rawlings, President of Ghana from 1981-2001 and a driving force behind the country’s emergence as a stable democracy, died from Covid-19 at age 73

November 13, 2003: The elders of a remote village in Fiji apologised to the family of an English Christian missionary who had been killed and eaten by tribespeople 136 years earlier

November 14, 1948: King Charles III was born. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, he became king on her death in September 2022. He celebrates his 75th birthday today

November 15, 2022: The world population reached eight billion, according to the UN. It is expected to grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 10.4 billion in 2100

November 16, 2022: The inaugural, uncrewed Artemis 1 mission blasted off to the moon, NASA’s first return to lunar exploration since the last Apollo flight 50 years earlier

November 17, 1558: Elizabeth I became Queen of England. Her 44-year reign saw England develop into a major European power in politics, commerce, and the arts

November 18, 1963: The first push-button telephone went into service, eventually replacing the rotary dial phone. The first, 10-button dial soon gave way to the 12-button version

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