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 On this day December 24-30, 2023 (week 52) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day December 24-30, 2023 (week 52)

December 24, 2023 - December 30, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, Catalan artist Joan Miró, Mao Zedong, French engineer Gustave Eiffel, chewing gum, football legend Pele and Barbara Walters, the first U.S. female network news anchor.

December 24, 1871: Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, set in Egypt, was first performed in Cairo in an opera house built by the Khedive to mark the opening of the Suez Canal

December 25, 1983: Joan Miró, Catalan artist whose characteristic biomorphic forms and geometric shapes combined abstract art with Surrealist fantasy, died at age 90

December 26, 1893: Mao Zedong, co-founder of the Chinese Communist Party, was born. He led China from 1949-59 and remained head of the party until his death in 1976

December 27, 1923: French engineer Gustave Eiffel, best known for the famous Paris tower that bears his name, and who helped design the Statue of Liberty in New York, died at age 91

December 28, 1869: William Finley Semple, a dentist from Ohio, was the first person to receive a patent for chewing gum, believing that it would help keep teeth clean

December 29, 2022: Football legend Pele died at age 82, sparking an outpouring of grief in Brazil. The three-time World Cup winner was Brazil’s top goalscorer for over 50 years

December 30, 2022: Broadcaster Barbara Walters, the first U.S. female network news anchor, who interviewed every sitting U.S. president from Nixon to Obama, died at age 93

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PUBLISHED: 05/12/2023; 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
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