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26th February 1616 (403 Years)
Galileo Galilei was banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching that the earth orbits the sun.
26th February 1802 (217 Years)
Victor Marie Hugo, French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, was born.
27th February 1902 (117 Years)
John Steinbeck, American author, Nobel Prize laureate, was born.
27th February 2015 (4 Years)
Leonard Nimoy, American actor best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, dies aged 83.
28th February 1820 (199 Years)
Sir John Tenniel, English graphic humorist, political cartoonist and famous for the illustrations of Alice in Wonderland, was born.
28th February 1903 (116 Years)
Vincente Minnelli, American stage and film director, famous for directing classic movie musicals as An American in Paris, was born.
28th February 1916 (103 Years)
Henry James, American-born British novelist and key figure of literary realism, died in London.
28th February 1929 (90 Years)
Frank Gehry, the architect, was born.
28th February 1941 (78 Years)
Alfonso XIII, King of Spain from 1886 until 1931, and monarch from birth, as his father Alfonso XII had died the previous year, died.
28th February 2013 (6 Years)
Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.
29th February 1792 (227 Years)
Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Italian composer who wrote The Barber of Seville, was born.
29th February 1908 (111 Years)
Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, best known as Balthus, Polish-French modern artist, was born.
1st March 1692 (327 Years)
Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.
1st March 1872 (147 Years)
Yellowstone National Park is established.
1st March 1872 usa (147 Years)
Yellowstone National Park is established.
1st March 1932 (87 Years)
Son of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh is kidnapped.
1st March 1938 (81 Years)
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, playwright and politician, died.
2nd March 1791 (228 Years)
John Wesley, Anglican cleric and founder of the Methodist Church, dies.
2nd March 1797 (222 Years)
Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, also known as Horace Walpole, English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician, died.
2nd March 1895 (124 Years)
The French Impressionist Painter, Berthe Morisot died.
2nd March 1913 (106 Years)
National Woman's Party forms.
2nd March 1919 (100 Years)
The first Communist International or Third International meets in Moscow.
2nd March 1919 (100 Years)
Jennifer Jones, the actress, was born.
2nd March 1968 (51 Years)
Daniel Craig, English actor, was born.
2nd March 1991 (28 Years)
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director, died.
3rd March 1816 (203 Years)
William James Blacklock, an English landscape painter, is born.
3rd March 1847 (172 Years)
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who patented the first practical telephone. was born.
3rd March 1914 (105 Years)
Asger Jorn, Danish painter and founding member of the avant-garde movement COBRA, was born.
3rd March 1938 (81 Years)
Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
3rd March 1985 (34 Years)
NUM decided to end the Miner's strike.

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