25th March 1976 (32 Years)
Josef Albers, German-born American artist and educator, dies.
26th March 1516 (492 Years)
Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician, naturalist and bibliographer, is born.
26th March 1874 us (134 Years)
Robert Frost, the poet, was born.
26th March 1892 (116 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, died.
26th March 1923 (85 Years)
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", died.
26th March 1925 (83 Years)
The French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez was born.
26th March 1973 (35 Years)
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, died.
27th March 1899 (109 Years)
Gloria May Josephine Swanson, American actress and producer, was born.
27th March 1958 (50 Years)
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
27th March 1968 (40 Years)
Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, died.
27th March 1968 (40 Years)
Death of Yuri Gagarin, Russian pilot, cosmonaut and first human to journey into outer space.
28th March 1797 (211 Years)
First US Patent titled "Clothes Washing" is granted to Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire.
28th March 1868 (140 Years)
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist, was born.
28th March 1941 (67 Years)
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, died.
28th March 1943 (65 Years)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor, died.
29th March 1891 (117 Years)
Georges Seurat, French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman, dies.
29th March 1945 (63 Years)
World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
30th March 1867 (141 Years)
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre.
30th March 1945 (63 Years)
English musician, singer and songwriter, Eric Clapton was born.
30th March 1966 (42 Years)
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator known for his idealized neo-classical imagery, dies.
30th March 1996 (12 Years)
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds opens to the public.
31st March 1889 (119 Years)
The official opening of the global cultural icon, the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1st April 1867 (141 Years)
The World Exposition opens in Paris.
1st April 1868 (140 Years)
Edmond Rostand, French poet and playwright, was born.
1st April 1873 (135 Years)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor, was born.
1st April 1919 (89 Years)
Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar.
1st April 1939 (69 Years)
The end of the Spanish Civil War, fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists.
2nd April 1805 (203 Years)
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author, best known for his fairy tales, was born.
2nd April 1840 (168 Years)
The French writer Emile Zola was born in Paris.

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