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 On this day March 24-30, 2024 (week 13) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day March 24-30, 2024 (week 13)

March 24, 2024 - March 30, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features Isabel Peron of Argentina, the discovery of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, the first successful non-direct blood transfusion, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, Ireland’s ban on smoking in public places, and the glass pyramid at the Louvre

March 24, 1976: Argentine president Isabel Peron was deposed in a bloodless military coup. She lived under house arrest for five years before being exiled to Spain in 1981

March 25, 1655: Christiaan Huygens, Dutch astronomer and mathematician, discovered Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Huygens also determined the nature of Saturn’s rings

March 26, 1964: Barbra Streisand shot to stardom in the musical Funny Girl, based on the life and career of comedian and Broadway star Fanny Brice

March 27, 1914: The first successful non-direct blood transfusion, using stored blood rather than transfusing directly from donor to receiver, was performed

March 28, 1979: A partial meltdown in a nuclear reactor at the Three Mile Island power plant in Pennsylvania caused the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history

March 29, 2004: Ireland, renowned for its pub culture, became the world’s first country to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public places, including all bars and restaurants

March 30 1989: The imposing new entrance of the Louvre Museum, a dramatic glass pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, was opened

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PUBLISHED: 11/03/2024; 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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