On this day March 1-7,  2020 (week 10) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day March 1-7, 2020 (week 10)

By Julie Mullins

March 1, 2020 - March 7, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the movie Gone With The Wind, the engineering feats of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Bizet’s opera Carmen, Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, the Canadian city of Toronto, and the battle for the bridge at Remagen in World War II

March 1, 1940: Vivien Leigh won an Oscar as Best Actress for her role as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind, one of the most popular films of all time

March 2, 1825: Engineer Marc Isambard Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel began work on the Thames Tunnel in London, the world’s first tunnel under a navigable river

March 3, 1875: Bizet’s opera Carmen was first staged at the Opera Comique in Paris. Now one of the world’s most popular operas, it was initially considered scandalous

March 4, 1980: Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe, pictured with his first wife, Sally, became Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister after a sweeping election victory

March 5, 1960: Cuban photographer Alberto Korda (above) captured his iconic image of Che Guevara, taken at an event honouring over 100 Cubans killed in an explosion in Havana

March 6, 1834: The Canadian city of Toronto was incorporated. One of the world’s most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities, it is home to more than 2.7 million people

March 7, 1945: The U.S. Army’s 9th Armoured Division captured the last intact bridge over the Rhine at Remagen, Germany, hastening the end of World War II

PUBLISHED: 11/02/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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