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 حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - 28 آذار - 3 نيسان - الأسبوع 13 infographic
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حدث في مثل هذا اليوم - 28 آذار - 3 نيسان - الأسبوع 13

March 28, 2021 - April 3, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the first modern automobile, the shooting of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, the first treaty between the European settlers and the indigenous peoples of America, the Irish Republican Army and the first handheld mobile phone

March 28, 1979: A partial meltdown in a nuclear reactor at the Three Mile Island power plant in Pennsylvania caused the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history

March 29, 1901: Daimler’s Mercedes 35 HP, regarded as the first modern automobile, made its debut. It was named after the daughter of the man who commissioned it

March 30, 1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest by would-be assassin John Hinckley as he left a Washington hotel. Three others were also injured

March 31, 2016: Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, whose dramatic designs include the Guangzhou Opera House (pictured above) in China, died aged 65

April 1, 1621: The first recorded treaty between the Pilgrim settlers and the indigenous peoples of America was signed by Massasoit, the chief of the Native American Wampanoag people

April 2, 1921: The Irish Republican Army, who wanted to free Ireland from British rule, bought its first consignment of “Tommy Guns”, submachine guns from the United States

April 3, 1973: Motorola researcher Martin Cooper made the first call on a handheld mobile phone. Costing $3,995 and weighing 1.1kg, it was nicknamed “the brick”

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PUBLISHED: 25/03/2021; 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
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