On this day April 4-10,  2021 (week 14) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day April 4-10, 2021 (week 14)

April 4, 2021 - April 10, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the U.S. President with the shortest time in office, the Russian spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the first Olympic games of the modern era,the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, the end of the Wuhan lockdownin China, the second marriage between Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren, and the “Extraordinary President” Sun Yat-sen

April 4, 1841: U.S. President William Henry Harrison died after only 32 days in office. He caught pneumonia after delivering the longest inaugural address in U.S. history

April 5, 1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death in the U.S. for passing atomic secrets to the Russians. They were executed in the electric chair in June 1953

April 6, 1896: The first Olympic Games of the modern era, revived by French historian Baron Pierre de Coubertin, were inaugurated in Athens, Greece

April 7, 2001: NASA launched the Mars Odyssey spacecraft on a 30-month geological survey to the Red Planet, after which it began a series of extended missions

April 8, 2020: China lifted the 11-week lockdown in Wuhan. Anyone with a “green” code on a widely used smartphone health app was allowed to leave the city

April 9, 1966: Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren married for the second time. Their first marriage was annulled as Italian law did not then recognise Ponti’s divorce from his first wife

April 10, 1921: Sun Yat-sen was named “Extraordinary President” of the new national government in Guangzhou, one of three separate governments in southern China

PUBLISHED: 23/03/2021; 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