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 حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - 21 - 27  اذار - الأسبوع 12 infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - 21 - 27 اذار - الأسبوع 12

March 21, 2021 - March 27, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Stratocaster, the Basque separatist group ETA, zoom, the flag of New Zealand, Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, the Paris Commune, the impact of Covid-19

March 21, 1991: Leo Fender, pioneer of the electric guitar, died. Notable players of the Fender Stratocaster include Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan

March 22, 2006: The Basque separatist group ETA declared an end to its 30-year armed campaign for independence from Spain, in which at least 800 people were killed

March 23, 2020: Shares in video conference company Zoom reached record highs as ever more countries encouraged social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic

March 24, 2016: New Zealanders voted to retain their existing flag over a proposed design featuring the silver fern. More than two million people voted in the referendum

March 25, 1655: Christiaan Huygens, Dutch astronomer and mathematician, discovered Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Huygens also determined the nature of Saturn’s rings

March 26, 1871: French workers and radicals set up the Paris Commune when the government fled to Versailles following a humiliating defeat in the Franco-Prussian war

March 27, 2020: The first oil refinery shutdowns were announced in response to collapsing demand as ever more countries implemented lockdowns to combat coronavirus

PUBLISHED: 11/03/2021; 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: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press