On this day September 15-21, 2019 (week 38) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 15-21, 2019 (week 38)

By Julie Mullins

September 15, 2019 - September 21, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Konrad Adenauer of West Germany, the marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge, NASA’s first Space Shuttle, Scotland’s independence referendum, the model Twiggy, the voyages of Ferdinand Magellan and the Boeing B-29 bomber

September 15, 1949: Konrad Adenauer was elected as the first Chancellor of West Germany. From the ruins of WWII he led his country to democracy and economic prosperity

September 16,2018: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin of 2:01:39, shattering the previous mark by almost 1 minute and 20 seconds

September 17,1976: NASA unveiled the first Space Shuttle, named Enterprise after the fictional starship from Star Trek. The launch was witnessed by the cast from the hit TV show

September 18,2014: Scotland voted in a referendum on independence, with 55 percent of the country’s 4.2 million voters opting to remain part of the United Kingdom

September 19,1949: Twiggy, the original waif model of the 1960s, was born in London, England. Her petite, androgynous look took the international modelling world by storm

September 20,1519: Ferdinand Magellan sailed from Spain to find a western passage to the Indies. He did not survive but his ship Vittoria completed the first circumnavigation of the globe

September 21,1942: The Boeing B-29 bomber made its maiden flight. The plane, known as the Superfortress, carried out the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

PUBLISHED: 03/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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