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 On this day March 10-16, 2024 (week 11) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day March 10-16 2024 (week 11)

March 10, 2024 - March 16, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features a bank run at the California-based Silicon Valley Bank, terror attacks on commuter trains in Madrid, the “Fosbury Flop”, the U.S. patent for earmuffs, a patent to separate cotton seeds from the raw cotton fibres, the marriage between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and the introduction of antiseptic surgery.

March 10, 2023: A bank run at the California-based Silicon Valley Bank caused the largest bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis and the second-largest in U.S. history

March 11, 2004: A series of devastating terror attacks on commuter trains in Madrid killed 191 people and injured over 1,500 during the morning rush hour

March 12, 2023: Dick Fosbury, U.S. athlete whose “Fosbury Flop” jumping technique won the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and revolutionised the high-jump event, died at age 76

March 13, 1877: A first U.S. patent for earmuffs was issued to a teenager who initially used a pair of beaver fur pads on a wire frame to stop his ears stinging while ice skating

March 14, 1794: U.S. inventor Eli Whitney was granted a patent for his cotton gin, which separated the cotton seeds from the raw cotton fibres and revolutionised the cotton industry

March 15, 1964: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were married in a low-key ceremony in Canada, three years after meeting on the set of the Hollywood movie Cleopatra

March 16, 1867: Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery, reported that carbolic acid solution swabbed on wounds greatly reduced cases of gangrene and mortality rates

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PUBLISHED: 28/02/2024; 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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