On this day September 04-10, 2022 (week 36) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 04-10, 2022 (week 36)

September 4, 2022 - September 10, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features racial segregation in American schools, the “Black September” terrorists, the navigator Magellan, the independence of Brazil, the genetics of the giraffe, the tennis star Venus Williams and the Dubai Metro.

September 4, 1957: The governor of Arkansas ordered National Guard troops to turn away nine black students trying to enter a formerly whites-only high school in Little Rock

September 5, 1972: “Black September” terrorists attacked Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. The attack left 11 Israelis, five assailants and a German policeman dead

September 6, 1522: The Victoria, captained by Juan Sebastian Del Cano following the death of Magellan, returned to Seville after completing the first circumnavigation of the world

September 7, 1822: Brazil proclaimed independence from Portugal, with Pedro I soon declared Emperor. It became a presidential republic in 1889 following a military coup

September 8, 2016: Genetic analysis revealed that the giraffe genus contained four separate species, that had not exchanged genetic information between them for 1-2 million years

September 9, 2001: Tennis star Venus Williams beat her younger sister Serena to win the U.S. Open in the first Grand Slam final contested by two sisters since 1884

September 10, 2009: The Dubai Metro, the first mass transit system on the Arabian Peninsula, was opened. More than 110,000 people used it in its first two days of operation

PUBLISHED: 15/08/2022; 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