On this day March 27-Apr 02, 2022 (week 13) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day March 27-Apr 02, 2022 (week 13)

March 27, 2022 - April 2, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the blood transfusion, the renaming of Constantinople, the admission of the Baltic States to NATO, the glass pyramid of the Louvre in Paris, the expulsion of Jews from Spain, Machu Picchu in Peru and the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina

March 27, 1914: The first successful non-direct blood transfusion, using stored blood rather than transfusing directly from donor to receiver, was performed

March 28, 1930: Constantinople, capital city of the late Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, was formally renamed Istanbul. Another Turkish city, Angora, became Ankara

March 29, 2004: NATO formally welcomed seven new members as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia were admitted to the organisation

March 30, 1989: The imposing new entrance of the Louvre Museum, a dramatic glass pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, was opened

March 31, 1492: The joint Catholic Monarchs, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, ordered the expulsion of all Jews from the Kingdom of Spain and its territories

April 1, 2010: Peru’s famous archaeological site, Machu Picchu, reopened two months after torrential rain and landslides cut rail access and left some 4,000 tourists trapped

April 2, 1982: Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and overthrew the British administration. Britain dispatched a naval task force and retook the islands after 74 days

PUBLISHED: 20/03/2022; 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