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 On this day April 24-30, 2022 (week 17) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day April 24-30, 2022 (week 17)

April 24, 2022 - April 30, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the U.S. entertainer Barbra Streisand, the Suez Canal, the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War,the London Zoological Gardens, U.S. astronaut Michael Collins, China’s permanent Tiangong Space Station and George Washington, the first President of the United States.

April 24, 1942: U.S. entertainer Barbra Streisand was born. The highest-selling female recording artist of all time, she is also acclaimed for her work in theatre, film and TV

April 25, 1859: Work began on the construction of the Suez Canal, under the direction of Ferdinand de Lesseps. It was opened 10 years later on November 17, 1869

April 26, 1937: Planes from Nazi Germany’s Condor Legion bombed the Basque town of Guernica in support of General Franco during the Spanish Civil War

April 27, 1828: The London Zoological Gardens in Regent’s Park, the world’s first scientific zoo, opened. Initially intended for scientific study, it opened to the public in 1847

April 28, 2021: U.S. astronaut Michael Collins (centre), who piloted the Apollo 11 command module while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, died aged 90

April 29, 2021: China launched the first part of its permanent Tiangong Space Station. The Tianhe module contains the living quarters for three astronauts

April 30 1789: George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States, taking the oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City

PUBLISHED: 18/04/2022; 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