On this day February 27 - March 5, 2022 (week 09) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day February 27 - March 5, 2022 (week 09)

February 27, 2022 - March 5, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the United Nations, the structure of DNA, the Yellowstone National Park, the U.S. spacecraft Pioneer 10, Time magazine, Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake and the hula-hoop

February 27, 1952: The UN held its first meetings in its new permanent headquarters in international territory in New York City. The organization is financed by its member states

February 28, 1953: James Watson and Francis Crick discovered that the structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes, was a double helix with two intertwining strands

March 1, 1872: Yellowstone National Park was founded in the U.S., becoming the world’s first national park. It is renowned for its geysers and strikingly coloured hot springs

March 2, 1972: The U.S. spacecraft Pioneer 10 was launched. It passed close by Jupiter and Neptune before leaving the solar system. It is now over six billion miles from Earth

March 3, 1923: Time magazine was launched in the United States. It has the largest circulation for a weekly news magazine, with a global readership of 26 million

March 4, 1877: Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake, about a princess turned into a swan by an evil magician’s curse, was first performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

March 5, 1963: The modern plastic hula-hoop, inspired by the bamboo hoops Australian children twirled around their waists in gym class, was patented by a U.S. toy company

PUBLISHED: 23/02/2022; 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