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HISTORY: On this day April 8-14, 2018 (week 15) infographic

On this day April 8-14, 2018

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April 8-14, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Margaret Thatcher, Sergio Garcia, Vigra, face veils, Norway’s national opera house, the “mother of all bombs”, and train links between India and Bangladesh.

April 8, 2013: Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman prime minister, died aged 87. Her uncompromising style of leadership led to her being nicknamed the “Iron Lady”

April 9, 2017: Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia finally won his first major title at his 74th attempt with a thrilling play-off victory at the U.S. Masters at Augusta

April 10, 1998: The anti-impotence drug Viagra first went on sale in the United States. It was an instant success, with annual sales peaking in 2008 at $1.934 billion

April 11, 2011: France banned the wearing of full face veils in public. The ban led to protests by Muslims but supporters said it was necessary to preserve French culture

April 12, 2008: Norway’s new national opera house opened in Oslo. The $835m white marble landmark was sited on the shore of the Oslo Fjord in the heart of the capital

April 13, 2017: The U.S. military deployed the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “Mother of all bombs”, on Islamic State targets in Afghanistan

April 14, 2008: Passenger train services resumed between the Indian city of Calcutta and the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka for the first time in 43 years

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