On this day September 18-24, 2022 (week 38) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 18-24, 2022 (week 38)

September 18, 2022 - September 24, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the world’s first female space tourist, the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands, the unification of Italy, the Boeing B-29 bomber, Wagner’s Das Rheingold, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the fraud charges against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

September 18, 2006: Anousheh Ansari, a U.S. citizen of Iranian origin, became the world’s first female space tourist when she blasted off aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket to the ISS

September 19, 2021: The Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands began to erupt. The eruption lasted for 85 days and forced the evacuation of 7,000 people

September 20, 1870: Italian troops captured Rome, taking control of the Papal States. This led to the unification of Italy, with Rome chosen as the capital of the newly united country

September 21,1942: The Boeing B-29 bomber made its maiden flight. The plane, known as the Superfortress, carried out the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

September 22, 1869: Das Rheingold, the first of four operas in Richard Wagner’s cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, was first staged. The first complete Ring cycle was performed in 1876

September 23, 1932: Having conquered almost all of central Arabia, Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud united his dominions into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with himself as king

September 24, 2021: Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, detained in Canada on fraud charges on a U.S. warrant in 2018, flew back to China after the U.S. and China agreed a deal

PUBLISHED: 06/09/2022; 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