On this day August 21-27, 2022 (week 34) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 21-27, 2022 (week 34)

August 21, 2022 - August 27, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Battle of Stalingrad, the city of Petra, Berlin, the Rolling Stones, the first CT scan, first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and the world’s first jet-propelled aircraft.

August 21, 1942: The Battle of Stalingrad began. The giant Motherland Calls statue commemorates the Soviet victory in the six-month battle, the Nazis’ first major defeat of WWII

August 22, 1812: Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt discovered the city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, that had lain hidden for the best part of a millennium

August 23, 1999: Berlin resumed its role as the capital of a united Germany for the first time since the end of World War II after parliament completed its return from Bonn

August 24, 2021: Charlie Watts, drummer with the Rolling Stones, died aged 80. He, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were the only members to perform on all of the band’s studio albums

August 25, 1973: The first scan was made using CT (computed tomography), which uses computer processed x-rays to create virtual “slices” of areas inside the body

August 26, 1957: The Soviet Union announced it had conducted the first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), that was capable of reaching any part of the world

August 27, 1939: The world’s first jet-propelled aircraft, the Heinkel He-178, made its maiden flight in Germany. German air authorities rejected it as impractical for combat

PUBLISHED: 08/08/2022; 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