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 On this day September 13-19, 2020 (week 38) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 13-19, 2020 (week 38)

September 13, 2020 - September 19, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features yellow fever, the first Body Worlds exhibition, the first railway fatality, the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for North America, the Dutch biologist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jimi Hendrix and an 8.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico City

September 13, 1990: A physician investigating the transmission of yellow fever was bitten by a mosquito and died of the disease, thus proving that the mosquito was the carrier

September 14, 1995: The first Body Worlds exhibition opened in Tokyo, featuring human bodies preserved by plastination, in which fluids are drained and replaced by certain plastics

September 15, 1830: British MP William Huskisson became the world’s first railway fatality when he was struck by George Stephenson’s train Rocket on its inaugural run

September 16, 1620: Seeking religious freedom, the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from Plymouth, England, aboard the Mayflower to establish a colony in North America

September 17, 1683: Dutch biologist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek described seeing living animalcules (bacteria) when he used a microscope to examine plaque found between his teeth

September 18, 1970: Jimi Hendrix, widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists in the history of rock music, died of a drug overdose in London at the age of 27

September 19, 1985: An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City, killing over 10,000 people and injuring 30,000. Much of the city was flattened and 250,000 people were left homeless

PUBLISHED: 30/08/2020; 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