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 On this day March 20-26, 2022 (week 12) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day March 20-26, 2022 (week 12)

March 20, 2022 - March 26, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the guillotine, Pocahontas, the first motion pictures, the container ship Ever Given, the Oscars, the singer Aretha Franklin and Jonas Salk

March 20, 1792: Revolutionary France adopted the guillotine as the official means of execution. It remained the legal method until France abolished the death penalty in 1981

March 21, 1617: Pocahontas, daughter of a Native American chief who saved the life of a colonist about to be executed by her tribe, died on a visit to England at age 22

March 22, 1895: Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures using celluloid film. A film of workers leaving a factory in Paris was shown to invited guests

March 23, 2021: The container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking one of the world’s busiest trade routes for six days until it was freed

March 24, 2002: For the first and, to date, only time in the history of the Oscars, two African-American actors, Halle Berry and Denzel Washington, scooped the top acting awards

March 25, 1942: Aretha Franklin, pictured above at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, was born. The singer, who died in 2018, would have been 80 today

March 26, 1953: Jonas Salk, from the University of Pittsburgh, reported successful tests of his polio vaccine. The vaccine virtually ended the crippling viral disease

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