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 On this day March 15-21,  2020 (week 12) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day March 15-21, 2020 (week 12)

March 15, 2020 - March 21, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Christchurch shooting, the archaeologist Arthur Evans, the author of Don Quixote, Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, East and West Germany,the Dutch East India Company, and Iceland’s Eyjafjallajoekull volcano

March 15, 2019: A gunman killed 51 people and wounded dozens more at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the deadliest attack in the country’s history

March 16, 1900: British archaeologist Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on the Greek island of Crete

March 17, 2015: The remains of Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, were found in a Madrid convent nearly 400 years after his death

March 18, 1965: Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first human to walk in space, making a 12-minute tethered spacewalk during the Voskhod 2 mission

March 19, 1970: The leaders of West and East Germany, Willy Brandt (left) and Willi Stoph, met at Erfurt in the first East-West meeting since Germany was divided in 1949

March 20, 1602: The Dutch East India Company was granted a charter giving it a trade monopoly in the Indian Ocean. It established its eastern base in Batavia (Jakarta), above

March 212010: Iceland’s Eyjafjallajoekull volcano, dormant for 200 years, began a series of eruptions that caused massive disruption to European airspace

PUBLISHED: 12/03/2020; 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