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On this day November 29 -December 05, 2020 (week 49)

November 29, 2020 – December 5, 2020 – Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week feature migrants to Europe, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, the Channel tunnel, the Arc de Triomphe, the Segway scooter, mad-cow disease and the Bermuda Triangle.

November 29, 2015: Turkey agreed to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash and visas from the European Union, and renewal of talks on joining the EU

November 30, 2018: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush died at age 94. His term was defined by the end of the Cold War, and the Iraq War that ousted Saddam Hussein from Kuwait

December 1, 1990: Engineers digging the Channel tunnel broke through the last dividing rock, joining Britain to mainland Europe for the first time since the Ice Age

December 2, 1805: The Arc de Triomphe in Paris was commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate the victory over Russia and Austria at the Battle of Austerlitz

December 3, 2001: The Segway, a self-balancing, electric-powered scooter, was unveiled. It was predicted to revolutionise traffic-clogged cities, but this proved over-optimistic

December 4, 2000: The use of meat and bone meal in feed for all livestock was banned throughout the European Union to control the spread of mad-cow disease

December 5, 1945: Five U.S. Navy Avenger aircraft went missing over the area of the Atlantic known as the Bermuda Triangle. A sixth plane sent to search for them was also lost

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