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HISTORY: On this day March 18-24, 2018 (week 12) infographic

On this day March 18-24, 2018

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March 18-24, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Chuck Berry, the U.S.-led offensive to oust Saddam Hussein, the first non-stop circumnavigation of the world by balloon, Alcatraz, Dachau, Ebola and the flag of New Zealand

March 18, 2017: Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry died aged 90. He introduced musical elements and techniques that defined generations of rock music to follow

March 19, 2003: Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S.-led offensive to oust Saddam Hussein, began with a night raid by 40 Tomahawk missiles on the capital, Baghdad

March 20, 1999: Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones completed the first non-stop circumnavigation of the world by balloon, in their craft Breitling Orbiter 3

March 21, 1963: Alcatraz, a maximum security jail in San Francisco Bay which once housed gangster Al Capone, closed when the last 27 prisoners were transferred to other prisons

March 22, 1933: The first concentration camp in Nazi Germany was opened at an abandoned munitions factory at Dachau. Over 30,000 people were killed there in 12 years

March 23, 2014: What became the worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus was confirmed in West Africa. Over 11,000 people died, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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

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