On this day April 25 - May 01,  2021 (week 17) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day April 25 - May 01, 2021 (week 17)

April 25, 2021 - May 1, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Anzac Day, the Chernobyl disaster, the death of Ferdinand Magellan,the world’s first space tourist, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the introduction of Daylight saving, and the opening of the Empire State Building in New York.

April 25, 1916: Anzac Day was commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in World War I

April 26, 1986: The fourth reactor exploded at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine, spreading a radioactive cloud over Europe in the world’s worst nuclear disaster

April 27, 1521: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives on the island of Mactan in the Philippines on his pioneering voyage around the world

April2 8, 2001: U.S. businessman Dennis Tito became the world’s first space tourist when he blasted off to the International Space Station with two Russian cosmonauts

April 29, 2011: A million people on the streets of London and up to two billion TV viewers worldwide watched the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Catherine Middleton

April 30, 1916: Daylight saving, advancing the clock by one hour in summer, was first introduced in Germany and Austria to conserve fuel for vital electric power during World War I

May 01, 1931: The Empire State Building was opened in New York. The world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, it was surpassed by the World Trade Center towers in 1970

PUBLISHED: 05/04/2021; 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