On this day April 19-25, 2020 (week 17) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day April 19-25, 2020 (week 17)

April 19, 2020 - April 25, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Oklahoma city bombing, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, the Sri Lanka bombings, the Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral, the Moscow Metro, the death of Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, and the Hubble Space Telescope

April 29, 1995: A car bomb tore apart a federal office block in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. It remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history

April 20, 2010: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and triggered the world’s largest accidental marine oil spill

April 21, 2019: More than 250 people were killed and around 500 others injured in multiple bombings that targeted churches and hotels in Sri Lanka

April 22, 1500: Navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in Brazil and claimed it for Portugal under the terms of a treaty that divided the New World between Portugal and Spain

April 23, 1935: Joseph Stalin opened the Moscow Metro, now the world’s fifth most heavily used rapid transport system after Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul and Shanghai

April 24, 1967: Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was killed when his Soyuz 1 spacecraft crashed on its return to Earth. He was the first person to die during a space mission

April 25, 1990: The Hubble Space Telescope was launched aboard the space shuttle. Iconic images like this of the Eagle Nebula have since transformed our view of space

PUBLISHED: 09/04/2020; 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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