On this day September 22-28, 2019 (week 39)
September 22, 2019 - September 28, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the F-24 Tomcat, U.S. singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, annual Hajj pilgrimage, blood transfusion using human blood,the Cunard liner Queen Mary, George Stephenson’s train “Locomotion” and the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami.
September 22, 2006: The F-14 Tomcat, made famous by the movie Top Gun, was retired by the U.S. Navy after 32 years in service. It was superceded by the F/A-18 Super Hornet
September 23,1949: Bruce Springsteen, U.S. singer- songwriter, was born. He came to fame in the post-Vietnam War years with hits like Born to Run, and Born in the USA
September 24, 2015: Over 2,000 people were crushed or suffocated in the deadliest ever stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca.
September 25, 1818: The first blood transfusion using human blood, as opposed to earlier attempts using animal blood, was carried out at Guy’s Hospital in London
September 26, 1934: The Cunard liner Queen Mary, which broke the Atlantic crossing record four times, was launched in Scotland. The River Clyde had to be deepened to cope with her size
September 27, 1825: George Stephenson’s train “Locomotion” inaugurated the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world’s first public railway to use steam locomotives
September 28, 2018: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a tsunami and major soil liquefaction that killed over 2,200 people
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