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 On this day April 16-22, 2023 (week 16) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day April 16-22, 2023 (week 16)

April 16, 2023 - April 22, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Cold War, the U.S. spacecraft Apollo 13, the original Yankee Stadium, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the surrealist painter Joan Miro, a military coup in Greece and the division of the New World between Portugal and Spain.

April 16, 1947: The phrase “Cold War” was coined to describe the rapidly deteriorating relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, former allies in WWII

April 17, 1970: The crippled U.S. spacecraft Apollo 13 and its three astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after its near-disastrous trip to the moon

April 18, 1923: The original Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees baseball team, opened. Pictured above is the last game before the old stadium was demolished

April 19, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began when the last 60,000 Polish Jews confined there resisted Nazi efforts to transport them to extermination camps

April 20, 1893: Surrealist painter Joan Miro was born in Barcelona. Influenced by primitive Catalan art, Gaudi and Picasso, his paintings eventually became entirely abstract

April 21, 1967: A coup by right-wing army officers in Greece established the regime of the “Colonels”. The monarchy was ousted and the military junta lasted until 1974

April 22, 1500: Navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in Brazil and claimed it for Portugal under the terms of a treaty that divided the New World between Portugal and Spain

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PUBLISHED: 27/03/2023; 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: Getty Images, Newscom
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