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HISTORY: On this day October 21-27 2018 (week 43) infographic

On this day October 21-27 2018

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October 21-27, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features the disputed territory of Kashmir, women’s right to vote, the mosque at Kipchak, supersonic air transport, Xi Jinping of China, the foundation of the International Red Cross,and Lewis Hamilton’s fourth world championship title.

October 21, 2008: Trucks laden with food crossed the Line of Control dividing disputed Kashmir as India and Pakistan reopened a trade route for the first time in 60 years

October 22, 2004: President Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan opened a vast mosque in his birthplace, Kipchak, featuring inscriptions from his own writings as well as the Koran

October 23, 1915: Over 25,000 women marched through New York City to demand the right to vote, the largest such parade yet held. American women finally won the vote in 1920

October 24, 2003: The era of supersonic air transport came to an end as the last ever Concorde flights touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport after 27 years of service

October 25, 2017: China’s ruling Communist Party voted to enshrine Xi Jinping’s name and ideology in the nation’s constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong

October 26, 1863: An international conference in Geneva set out the principles which led to the First Geneva Convention and the establishment of the International Red Cross

October 27, 2017: British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton won his fourth world championship, joining a select club of only five drivers with four or more titles

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