On this day March 3-9, 2024 (week 10) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day March 3-9, 2024 (week 10)

March 3, 2024 - March 9, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features Turkey’s first president, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Forth Bridge was opened in Scotland, the capital of Russia, the headache relief drug Aspirin, the world’s first jazz record, The Dixie Jazz Band One Step, Israeli actor Topol, and Rana Raslan, the first Israeli Arab to represent Israel in the Miss Universe pageant

March 3, 1924: Turkey’s first president, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, pursued his programme of modernisation by abolishing the 1,300-year-old Ottoman Caliphate

March 4, 1890: The Forth Bridge was opened in Scotland. At 8,296ft (2,528.7m) long, it was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1917

March 5, 1918: Moscow replaced Petrograd as the new capital of Russia, with the Kremlin once again becoming the seat of political power under the new Soviet government

March 6, 1899: The German pharmaceutical company Bayer patented the headache relief drug Aspirin, synthesized two years earlier by chemist Felix Hoffmann

March 7, 1917: The world’s first jazz record, The Dixie Jazz Band One Step, recorded by Nick LaRocca’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band, was released by RCA Victor

March 8, 2023: Israeli actor Topol, best known for his portrayal of Tevye in the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof and its 1971 film adaptation, died at age 87

March 9, 1999: Rana Raslan became the first Israeli Arab to win the Miss Israel beauty contest, going on to represent Israel in the Miss Universe pageant

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PUBLISHED: 19/02/2024; 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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