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2nd March 1919 (100 Years)
The first Communist International or Third International meets in Moscow. 100 years
2nd March 1919 (100 Years)
Jennifer Jones, the actress, was born. 100 years
2nd March 1968 (51 Years)
Daniel Craig, English actor, was born. 50 years.
2nd March 1991 (28 Years)
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director, died. 25 years.
3rd March 1816 (203 Years)
William James Blacklock, an English landscape painter, is born. 200 years.
3rd March 1847 (172 Years)
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who patented the first practical telephone. was born. 170 years
3rd March 1914 (105 Years)
Asger Jorn, Danish painter and founding member of the avant-garde movement COBRA, was born. 110 years.
3rd March 1938 (81 Years)
Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia. 80 years.
3rd March 1985 (34 Years)
NUM decided to end the Miner's strike. 35 years.
3rd March 1996 (23 Years)
Marguerite Duras, a French writer of award-winning books such as L'Amant and film director, dies. 20 years.
3rd March 2003 (16 Years)
Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913), died. 20 years.
4th March 1193 (826 Years)
Saladin, Iraqi-Egyptian sultan who led the Muslim opposition to the Crusaders in the Levant, died. 825 years.
4th March 1493 (526 Years)
Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean. 525 years.
4th March 1890 (129 Years)
The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later becomes King Edward VII. 130 years.
4th March 1913 (106 Years)
Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president of the United States. 110 years.
4th March 1916 (103 Years)
Franz Marc, German painter and printmaker, dies. 100 years.
4th March 1917 (102 Years)
Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to hold national office in the United States: "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last.". 100 years.
4th March 1917 (102 Years)
Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to hold national office in the United States: "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last.". 100 years.
4th March 1918 (101 Years)
The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, lost in the Bermuda Triangle. 100 years.
4th March 1922 (97 Years)
Expressionist horror film, Nosferatu, is released in Germany. 95 years.
4th March 1928 (91 Years)
Alan Sillitoe, English author and poet, was born. 90 years.
4th March 1932 (87 Years)
Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, was born. 85 years.
4th March 1936 (83 Years)
German airship Hindenburg made its first flight. It was destroyed by fire in May 1937. 80 years.
4th March 1952 (67 Years)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis got married in Los Angeles, California. 65 years.
4th March 1975 (44 Years)
Comic genius Charlie Chaplin is knighted. 45 years.
4th March 1980 (39 Years)
Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister. 35 years.
5th March 1616 (403 Years)
Work of Copernicus banned by the Congregation of the Index. 400 years.
5th March 1817 (202 Years)
The Rt Hon Sir Austen Henry Layard, English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, best known as the excavator of Nimrud and Niniveh was born. 200 years.
5th March 1827 (192 Years)
Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist known for inventing the battery, dies. 190 years.
5th March 1868 (151 Years)
Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala. 150 years.

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