On this day February 16-22,  2020 (week 8) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day February 16-22, 2020 (week 8)

By Julie Mullins

February 16, 2020 - February 22, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features nylon, submarine warfare, Count Alessandro Volta,the fashion designer fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld,the great Mughal Emperors, the 1960s band The Monkees, and popcorn

February 16, 1937: DuPont received a patent for its new synthetic “miracle” fibre, named nylon. Commercial production of nylon for stockings started in 1939

February 17, 1864: The first successful attack by a submarine took place when the hand-propelled Confederate vessel Hunley sank a Union warship in the U.S. Civil War

February 18, 1745: Count Alessandro Volta was born. The Italian physicist, after whom a unit of electricity was named, invented the first electric battery in 1800

February 19, 2019: German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died at 85. As creative director of Chanel and his own label, he always wore dark glasses and his signature white ponytail

February 20, 1707: Aurangzeb, sixth and last of the great Mughal Emperors, died. Under his 49-year rule the empire expanded to encompass nearly all of the Indian subcontinent

February 21, 2019: Peter Tork (far left), who found fame with the popular 1960s band The Monkees, died aged 77. Tork played keyboard and bass on hits such as I’m A Believer

February 22, 1630: English colonists in America first tasted popcorn, kernels of corn that “pop” when heated over a flame, and known to Native Americans for over 1,000 years

PUBLISHED: 28/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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