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24th March 1693 (326 Years)
John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, inventor of the Marine chronometer, was born.
24th March 1834 (185 Years)
William Morris was born.
24th March 1953 (66 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 (61 Years)
Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
25th March 1867 (152 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 (101 Years)
Claude-Achille Debussy, French composer, died.
25th March 1925 (94 Years)
John Logie Baird, the inventor of the television, gives the first public demonstration, in Selfridges London.
25th March 1976 (43 Years)
Josef Albers, German-born American artist and educator, dies.
26th March 1516 (503 Years)
Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician, naturalist and bibliographer, is born.
26th March 1874 us (145 Years)
Robert Frost, the poet, was born.
26th March 1892 (127 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, died.
26th March 1923 (96 Years)
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", died.
26th March 1925 (94 Years)
The French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez was born.
26th March 1973 (46 Years)
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, died.
27th March 1899 (120 Years)
Gloria May Josephine Swanson, American actress and producer, was born.
27th March 1958 (61 Years)
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
27th March 1968 (51 Years)
Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, died.
27th March 1968 (51 Years)
Death of Yuri Gagarin, Russian pilot, cosmonaut and first human to journey into outer space.
28th March 1797 (222 Years)
First US Patent titled "Clothes Washing" is granted to Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire.
28th March 1868 (151 Years)
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist, was born.
28th March 1941 (78 Years)
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, died.
28th March 1943 (76 Years)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor, died.
29th March 1891 (128 Years)
Georges Seurat, French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman, dies.
29th March 1945 (74 Years)
World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
30th March 1867 (152 Years)
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre.
30th March 1945 (74 Years)
English musician, singer and songwriter, Eric Clapton was born.
30th March 1966 (53 Years)
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator known for his idealized neo-classical imagery, dies.
30th March 1996 (23 Years)
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds opens to the public.
31st March 1889 (130 Years)
The official opening of the global cultural icon, the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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