On this day March 6 - 12, 2022 (week 10) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day March 6 - 12, 2022 (week 10)

March 6, 2022 - March 12, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the drug aspirin, the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, the loss of Flight MH370, the plague, president Fulgencio Batista of Cuba, the outbreak of Spanish flu and the death of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini

March 6, 1899: The German pharmaceutical company Bayer patented the headache relief drug Aspirin, synthesized two years earlier by chemist Felix Hoffmann

March 7, 1872: Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, a pioneer of abstract art, was born. His best known works feature the three primary colours on a grid of vertical and horizontal lines

March 8, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 people aboard, vanished after leaving Malaysian air space. Satellite data indicated it ditched far off course in the Indian Ocean

March 9, 1562: Kissing in public was banned in Naples on penalty of death. The ban was less about morality than an attempt to curtail the spread of disease during a plague epidemic

March 10, 1952: The government of Cuba was overthrown by former president Fulgencio Batista. He ruled as a dictator until he too was ousted by the Castro revolution of 1959

March 11, 1918: An outbreak of Spanish flu began. It developed into a global pandemic that killed 50 million people in one of the deadliest disasters in human history

March 12, 2021: King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu nation died at age 72 from Covid-19-related complications. He led South Africa’s largest ethnic group for over 50 years

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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
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