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On this day February 28-March06, 2021 (week 9)

February 28, 2021 – March 6, 2021 – Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the structure of DNA, Yellowstone National Park, Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, the Star-Spangled Banner, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the Spitfire single-seat fighter of WWII and the death of Davy Crockett at Alamo

February 28, 1953: James Watson and Francis Crick discovered that the structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes, was a double helix with two intertwining strands

March 1, 1872: Yellowstone National Park was founded in the U.S., becoming the world’s first national park. It is renowned for its geysers and strikingly coloured hot springs

March 02, 1931: Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, whose reforming policies of glasnost and perestroika contributed to the end of the Cold War, was born

March 3, 1931: The Star-Spangled Banner was adopted as the U.S. national anthem. Francis Scott Key wrote it after seeing a fort under attack by British troops in the War of 1812

March 4, 1971: Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, 51, secretly married 22-year-old Margaret Sinclair. Their eldest son, Justin, is Canada’s current prime minister

March 5, 1936: The Spitfire, Britain’s most strategically important single-seat fighter of WWII, was unveiled. It played a key role in winning the Battle of Britain in 1940

March 6, 1836: Mexican troops captured the mission fort at the Alamo, which was defended by a small force of Texans, including Davy Crockett, who were all killed in the battle

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