On this day April 17-23, 2022 (week 16) infographic
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On this day April 17-23, 2022 (week 16)

April 17, 2022 - April 23, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the defeat of Scotland’s Bonnie Prince Charlie, oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. NASA’s helicopter Ingenuity, the Boston Red Sox baseball club, president Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, the first atomic test to be shown on TV, and the Vitascope movie projection system

April 17, 1747: English authorities banned playing of the bagpipes and other aspects of Scottish Highland culture following the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie

April 18, 2002: The U.S. Senate rejected George W. Bush’s plan to allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The plan sharply divides Democrats and Republicans

April 19, 2021: NASA’s helicopter Ingenuity made the first powered flight on Mars. The controlled flight was less than a minute but the first by an aircraft on another planet

April 20, 1912: Fenway Park, the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox baseball club, was opened. It is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use

April 21, 2019: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was a surprise winner of Ukraine’s presidential election. A political novice, he had previously played the role in a satirical TV show

April 22, 1952: An atomic test was broadcast live on U.S. national television for the first time. The 31-kiloton bomb was dropped from a B-50 plane over the Nevada desert

April 23, 1896: The Vitascope, an early movie projection system, was first demonstrated in New York. It soon became popular in variety theatres across the U.S.

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PUBLISHED: 04/04/2022; 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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