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12th March 1918 (96 Years)
Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
12th March 1936 (78 Years)
Patrick Procktor, English painter, printmaker and stage designer, is born.
12th March 1938 (76 Years)
Anschluss (annexation of Austria): German troops marched into Austria unopposed. Hitler now had control of Austria.
12th March 1967 (47 Years)
Achmed Sukarno the Indonesian leader of independence was stripped of his title.
12th March 1967 (47 Years)
Achmed Sukarno the Indonesian leader of independence was stripped of his title.
13th March 1593 (421 Years)
Georges de La Tour, French painter, was born.
13th March 1864 (150 Years)
Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany, was born.
13th March 2013 (1 Years)
Pope Francis is elected, in the papal conclave, as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.
14th March 1879 (135 Years)
Albert Einstein was born.
14th March 1883 (131 Years)
Karl Marx, philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist, died.
14th March 1885 (129 Years)
The Mikado a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, had its first public performance in London.
14th March 1958 (56 Years)
Albert II, Prince of Monaco, son of Prince Ranieri III and Grace Kelly, was born.
14th March 1964 (50 Years)
Jack Ruby, who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, is found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair.
14th March 1991 (23 Years)
Margery Sharp, English writer most famous for The Rescuers series, dies.
15th March 1767 (247 Years)
Andrew Jackson, American soldier and statesman who served as the 7th President of the United States, was born.
15th March 1917 (97 Years)
Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since 1894, was forced to abdicate the throne. End of Russian Empire.
15th March 1917 (97 Years)
Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since 1894, was forced to abdicate the throne. End of Russian Empire.
15th March 1943 (71 Years)
David Cronenberg, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter, was born.
15th March 1990 (24 Years)
Mikhail Gorbachev became president of Soviet Union.
16th March 1957 (57 Years)
Romanian Abstract Sculptor Constantin Brancusi died.
16th March 1976 (38 Years)
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
17th March 1905 (109 Years)
Franklin Roosevelt married Eleanor Roosevelt.
17th March 1919 (95 Years)
Nat King Cole was born.
17th March 1938 (76 Years)
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer, was born.
17th March 1941 (73 Years)
The National Gallery of Art was officially opened in Washington by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
17th March 1944 (70 Years)
Pattie Boyd, English model and photographer, was born.
18th March 1766 (248 Years)
American Revolution: the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.
18th March 1768 (246 Years)
Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist, died.
18th March 1937 (77 Years)
Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer and painter died.
18th March 1944 (70 Years)
Last eruption of Mount Vesuvius, killing over 100 people.

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