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 On this day Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2023 (week 48) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2023 (week 48)

November 26, 2023 - December 2, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the Warsaw Ghetto, the first election in which women were allowed to vote, the first Polaroid instant camera, the portrait painter Hans Holbein, Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, hydroponics, and Benazir Bhutto, prime minister of Pakistan.

November 26, 1940: The Warsaw Ghetto was walled off, sealing in more than 400,000 Jewish residents, many of whom were subsequently deported to Nazi extermination camps

November 27, 1893: A general election was held in New Zealand, the first in the world in which women were allowed to vote. Women’s suffrage was granted after a 20-year campaign

November 28, 1948: The first Polaroid camera went on sale. The instant camera used self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture

November 29, 1543: Hans Holbein, German-born portrait painter to Henry VIII of England (above) and regarded as Britain’s first great artist, died, reputedly of the plague

November 30, 2022: Jiang Zemin, leader of China from 1989-2003, died at age 96. His years in power saw China open up on a massive scale and experience high-speed growth

December 1, 1936: A first U.S. patent was issued for the soilless culture of plants, or hydroponics. Plants are grown with roots suspended in water containing mineral nutrients

December 2, 1988: Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan, the youngest person and first woman in modern times to head the government of an Islamic state

PUBLISHED: 06/11/2023; 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