On this day September 22-28, 2019 (week 39) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 22-28, 2019 (week 39)

By Julie Mullins

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 It was superceded by the F/A-18 Super Hornet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

PUBLISHED: 11/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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