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 On this day February 4-10, 2024 (week 06) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day February 4-10, 2024 (week 06)

February 4, 2024 - February 10, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features Rolls Royce’s Spirit of Ecstasy, Pakistan's former president General Pervez Musharraf, an earthquake in Turkey that killed over 51,000 people, the Beatles’ “invasion” of the U.S., Burt Bacharach, the Boeing 747, and the city of New Delhi.

February 4, 1911: Rolls Royce commissioned its famous figurehead, the Spirit of Ecstasy, from sculptor Charles Sykes

February 5, 2023: Pakistan's former president General Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a coup in 1999, died at age 79

February 6, 2023: A 7.8 earthquake struck southeast Turkey and northwest Syria, killing over 51,000 people and leaving around two million homeless. It was the deadliest natural disaster in Turkey’s modern history

February 7, 1964: The Beatles’ “invasion” of the U.S. began as screaming fans welcomed them at New York airport

February 8, 2023: Burt Bacharach, widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures of 20th-century pop music, died at age 94

February 9,1969: The Boeing 747, the first wide-body commercial airliner, made its maiden flight

February 10, 1931: The city of New Delhi was inaugurated as the capital of India. It houses all three branches – legislative, executive and judicial – of the Indian government

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PUBLISHED: 22/01/2024; 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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