16th March 1976 (34 Years)
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
17th March 1905 (105 Years)
Franklin Roosevelt married Eleanor Roosevelt.
17th March 1919 (91 Years)
Nat King Cole was born.
17th March 1938 (72 Years)
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer, was born.
17th March 1941 (69 Years)
The National Gallery of Art was officially opened in Washington by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
17th March 1944 (66 Years)
Pattie Boyd, English model and photographer, was born.
18th March 1766 (244 Years)
American Revolution: the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.
18th March 1768 (242 Years)
Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist, died.
18th March 1937 (73 Years)
Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer and painter died.
18th March 1944 (66 Years)
Last eruption of Mount Vesuvius, killing over 100 people.
19th March 1936 (74 Years)
Ursula Andress, Swiss film and television actress, former model and sex symbol, was born.
19th March 1997 (13 Years)
Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist, died.
20th March 1616 (394 Years)
Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
20th March 1727 (283 Years)
Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician and scientist, dies.
20th March 1916 (94 Years)
Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
20th March 1969 (41 Years)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married.
21st March 1617 (393 Years)
Pocahontas, Native American princess, died and was buried in the parish of Saint George's, Gravesend, London.
21st March 1867 (143 Years)
Florenz (Flo) Edward Ziegfeld Jr., American Broadway impresario notable for the Ziegfeld Follies, inspired by the Folies Bergère, was born.
22nd March 1765 (245 Years)
The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
22nd March 1948 (62 Years)
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English director and composer, was born.
22nd March 1961 (49 Years)
John Profumo, British Secretary of State for War, denied in a statement any impropriety with the model, Christine Keeler.
22nd March 1963 (47 Years)
Please Please Me, the debut studio album by the Beatles, is released.
23rd March 1916 (94 Years)
Yuan Shikai abdicated throne of the Empire of China.
24th March 1693 (317 Years)
John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, inventor of the Marine chronometer, was born.
24th March 1834 (176 Years)
William Morris was born.
24th March 1953 (57 Years)
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, died.
24th March 1958 (52 Years)
Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
25th March 1867 (143 Years)
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor and one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, was born.
25th March 1918 (92 Years)
Claude-Achille Debussy, French composer, died.
25th March 1925 (85 Years)
John Logie Baird, the inventor of the television, gives the first public demonstration, in Selfridges London.

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