On this day March 13 - 19, 2022 (week 11) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day March 13 - 19, 2022 (week 11)

March 13, 2022 - March 19, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features earmuffs, the singer Beyoncé, blood banks, the use of antiseptics in surgery, The America’s cup, the Torrey Canyon disaster and Australia’s Sydney Harbour bridge

March 13, 1877: A first U.S. patent for earmuffs was issued to a teenager who initially used a pair of beaver fur pads on a wire frame to stop his ears stinging while ice skating

March 14, 2021: Beyoncé won her 28th Grammy Award to become the most-awarded woman in Grammys history, and the most garlanded singer, male or female

March 15, 1937: The first central blood bank, to preserve blood for transfusion by refrigeration, was set up at a hospital in Chicago. It paved the way for modern surgery

March 16, 1867: Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery, reported that carbolic acid solution swabbed on wounds greatly reduced cases of gangrene and mortality rates

March 17, 2021: Team New Zealand secured a fourth America’s Cup victory, beating Italy’s Luna Rossa team by seven race wins to three off the coast of Auckland

March 18, 1967: The Torrey Canyon hit a reef in the English Channel, causing an environmental disaster in Cornwall and Brittany. At the time it was the largest ship ever to be wrecked

March 19, 1932: Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge officially opened. It is the world’s tallest steel arch bridge, rising 134m (440ft) above water level at its highest point

PUBLISHED: 08/03/2022; 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