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حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - ٢٢ - ٢٨ نيسان - الأسبوع ١٧

Graphic News

April 22-28, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the first nuclear explosion shown on TV, Saint George, the Panama Canal, the jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, China’s aircraft carrier OO1A, the independence or Eritrea, and the mutiny on the Bounty.

April 22, 1952: An atomic test was broadcast live on U.S. national television for the first time. The 31-kiloton bomb was dropped from a B-50 plane over the Nevada desert

April 23, 303BC: According to legend, Saint George, a Roman soldier of Syrian origin, died by order of the Roman emperor Diocletian for failing to recant his Christian faith

April 24, 2006: Panama unveiled a $5bn plan to expand the Panama Canal to cope with ships up to 50 percent wider than those then able to pass through the ageing waterway

April 25, 1918: Ella Fitzgerald, U.S. jazz singer, was born. As well as her solo career she often collaborated with the bands of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie

April 26, 2017: China launched the 001A, its first domestically built aircraft carrier, as regional tensions grew over Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea

April 27, 1993: Eritrea declared independence from Ethiopia following a UN monitored referendum in which 99.83% voted in favour. The poll followed a 30-year civil war

April 28, 1789: Fletcher Christian led a mutiny aboard the British navy ship HMS Bounty. Captain William Bligh and other non-mutineers were cast adrift in a small boat in the Pacific

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28 years ago — April 2, 1991 — the original Graphic News launched using a precursor to today’s websites that used email technology. These enabled infographics to be delivered electronically around the world over telephone lines. What was possible was very limited - It took 10 minutes for a 100K file to download.

Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.

Over the coming days I will give further information. Please contact me if you have any questions. Fiona Roberts, froberts @