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 On this day September 19-25, 2021 (week 38) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 19-25, 2021 (week 38)

September 19, 2021 - September 25, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features The Arctic Council, the Cannes Film Festival, the Superfortress bomber, the Chinese politician Bo Xilai, the planet Neptune, spying by Soviet diplomats in Britain, and the Beijing Daxing International Airport

September 19, 1996: The Arctic Council, a high-level intergovernmental forum to improve sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic, was founded in Canada

September 20, 1946: The Cannes Film Festival was held for the first time. It soon gained an international reputation thanks to the appearance of major stars from around the world

September 21, 1942: The Boeing B-29 bomber made its maiden flight. The plane, known as the Superfortress, carried out the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

September 22, 2013: Former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of embezzlement and various abuses of power

September 23, 1846: German astronomer Johann Galle first observed the planet Neptune, alerted by French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier who had predicted its position

September 24, 1971: Britain expelled 90 Soviet diplomats for spying following revelations by a top KGB officer who defected from the Soviet Embassy in London

September 25, 2019: Beijing Daxing International Airport, boasting the world’s biggest single-building airport terminal and nicknamed the “starfish”, was opened in China

PUBLISHED: 05/09/2021; 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