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 On this day October 3-9, 2021 (week 40) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day October 3-9, 2021 (week 40)

October 3, 2021 - October 9, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features aerosol cans, the death penalty in the United States, the death of Steve Jobs, the assassination of Anwar Sadat of Egypt, the last sea-battle between oar-driven ships, the first hair perm and Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone.

October 3, 1941: The aerosol can was patented in the U.S. Pressurized by liquefied gas, its propellant quality enabled soldiers in WWII to zap malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the Pacific

October 4, 1976: The United States reinstated the death penalty, since when over 1,500 people have been executed, more than half in the three states of Texas, Oklahoma and Virginia

October 5, 2011: Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, died at age 56. A pioneer of the personal computer, he also revolutionised the way we use all forms of mobile communication

October 6, 1981: Minutes after this picture was taken, Egyptian president Anwar Sadat was assassinated by Islamic extremists while watching a military parade in Cairo

October 7, 1571: Allied forces from Spain, Venice and Genoa defeated the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto off southwest Greece, the last battle between oar-driven ships

October 8, 1906: Hairdresser Karl Nessler demonstrated the first perm, winding the hair into spirals round metal rods, applying a special liquid, and heating the rods

October 9, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell spoke with Thomas Watson by telephone over a 3km wire stretched between Cambridge and Boston. It was the first ever proper wire conversation

PUBLISHED: 27/09/2021; 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