On this day March 07-13, 2021 (week 10) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day March 07-13, 2021 (week 10)

March 7, 2021 - March 13, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Women’s suffrage in Switzerland, the assassination of Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato, the French founding of the Foreign Legion, Cruft’s dog show, an earthquake in Japan that triggered a nuclear emergency, Syria’s civil war and the Boeing 737 Max airliner.

March 7, 1971: Women in Switzerland finally won the right to vote in national elections. One canton, Appenzell Innerrhoden, did not give women the vote at local level until 1991

March 8, 1921: Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato was assassinated in Madrid by Catalan anarchists who fired at his car from a motorcycle sidecar after he left parliament

March 9, 1831: The French Foreign Legion was founded to consolidate all foreign volunteers fighting for France. It now comprises volunteer soldiers from any nation, including France

March 10, 1886: Charles Cruft, manager of a dog biscuit firm, held his first dog show in London. Crufts is now the world’s largest show of its kind, featuring 28,000 dogs each year

March 11, 2011: A magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, killing over 15,800 people, wiping out entire towns and triggering a major nuclear emergency

March 12, 2011: Syria’s brutal civil war began as a protest after the arrest of some boys for writing anti-government graffiti in Deraa. Unrest spread after the army fired on protesters

March 13, 2019: The Boeing 737 MAX passenger airliner was grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes within five months. The aircraft was cleared to resume service in late 2020

PUBLISHED: 02/03/2021; 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