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5th March 1953 (66 Years)
Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, died. 65 years.
5th March 1966 (53 Years)
Anna Akhmatova, Russian modernist poet and one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon, dies. 50 years.
6th March 1475 (544 Years)
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born near Arezzo, Italy. 545 years.
6th March 1937 (82 Years)
Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to fly in space, is born. 80 years.
6th March 1986 (33 Years)
Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter of nature and the southwestern landscape, dies. 30 years.
7th March 1965 (54 Years)
Selma Montgomery marches begin. 55 years.
8th March 1917 (102 Years)
The Russian Revolution begins. 100 years.
8th March 1917 (102 Years)
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, died. 100 years.
8th March 1917 (102 Years)
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, died. 100 years.
8th March 1945 (74 Years)
Anselm Kiefer, a German artist, was born. 75 years.
8th March 1971 (48 Years)
Harold Lloyd, one of the most influential actor of the silent film era together with Chaplin and Keaton, died. 45 years.
9th March 1934 (85 Years)
Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaut and Soviet Pilot, was born. 85 years.
9th March 1959 (60 Years)
The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York. 60 years
9th March 1994 (25 Years)
Charles Bukowski died. 25 years
10th March 1913 (106 Years)
Harriet Tubman - abolitionist, humanitarian, and conductor on Underground Railroad, died. 110 years.
10th March 1948 (71 Years)
Zelda Fitzgerald, American author, poet, dancer, and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, died. 70 years.
10th March 1986 (33 Years)
Ray Milland, a Welsh actor and director, died. 30 years.
11th March 1818 (201 Years)
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley, was published. 200 years.
11th March 1916 (103 Years)
Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister, is born. 100 years.
11th March 1955 (64 Years)
Sir Alexander Fleming - the man who first discovered the life-saving drug penicillin - died of a heart attack. 95 years.
11th March 1989 (30 Years)
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. 30 years
12th March 1863 (156 Years)
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, playwright and politician, was born. 155 years.
12th March 1918 (101 Years)
Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years. 100 years.
12th March 1936 (83 Years)
Patrick Procktor, English painter, printmaker and stage designer, is born. 80 years.
12th March 1938 (81 Years)
Anschluss (annexation of Austria): German troops marched into Austria unopposed. Hitler now had control of Austria. 80 years.
12th March 1967 (52 Years)
Achmed Sukarno the Indonesian leader of independence was stripped of his title. 50 years
12th March 1967 (52 Years)
Achmed Sukarno the Indonesian leader of independence was stripped of his title. 50 years
12th March 2015 (4 Years)
Sir Terence David John Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works, dies aged 66. 5 years.
13th March 1593 (426 Years)
Georges de La Tour, French painter, was born. 425 years.
13th March 1864 (155 Years)
Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany, was born. 155 years.

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