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 On this day February 20-26, 2022 (week 08) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day February 20-26, 2022 (week 08)

February 20, 2022 - February 26, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the astronaut John Glenn, U.S. President Richard Nixon, Dolly the sheep, lockdown in Italy due to coronavirus, the Israel shekel, Park Geun-hye of South Korea and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

February 20, 1962: John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth when the Mercury capsule Friendship VII carried him into space for a five-hour flight

February 21, 1972: Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit China, a key step in normalising relations and ending 25 years of separation between the two countries

February 22, 1997: Scientists in Scotland reported successfully creating the first clone of an adult mammal, a sheep called Dolly, using the technique of somatic cell nuclear transfer

February 23, 2020: Italy, with one of the highest coronavirus rates outside China, placed almost 50,000 people in strict lockdown, with fines imposed for breaking regulations

February 24, 1980: The shekel replaced the pound as the currency of Israel

February 25, 2013: Park Geun-hye was inaugurated as the first female president of South Korea

February 26, 2012: An unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, was shot dead in Florida. The acquittal of his white killer led to the birth of the #BlackLivesMatter movement

PUBLISHED: 07/02/2022; 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