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22nd March 1765 (254 Years)
The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies. 255 years.
22nd March 1948 (71 Years)
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English director and composer, was born. 70 years.
22nd March 1961 (58 Years)
John Profumo, British Secretary of State for War, denied in a statement any impropriety with the model, Christine Keeler. 55 years.
22nd March 1963 (56 Years)
Please Please Me, the debut studio album by the Beatles, is released. 55 years.
23rd March 1916 (103 Years)
Yuan Shikai abdicated throne of the Empire of China. 100 years.
23rd March 2011 (8 Years)
Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress, dies. 5 years.
24th March 1693 (326 Years)
John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, inventor of the Marine chronometer, was born. 325 years.
24th March 1834 (185 Years)
William Morris was born. 185 years
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. 65 years.
24th March 1958 (61 Years)
Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army. 60 years.
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. 150 years
25th March 1918 (101 Years)
Claude-Achille Debussy, French composer, died. 100 years.
25th March 1925 (94 Years)
John Logie Baird, the inventor of the television, gives the first public demonstration, in Selfridges London. 95 years.
25th March 1976 (43 Years)
Josef Albers, German-born American artist and educator, dies. 40 years.
26th March 1516 (503 Years)
Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician, naturalist and bibliographer, is born. 500 years.
26th March 1874 (145 Years)
Robert Frost, the poet, was born. 145 years
26th March 1892 (127 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, died. 125 years
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. 95 years.
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. 100 years.
26th March 1925 (94 Years)
The French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez was born. 95 years.
26th March 1944 (75 Years)
Diana Ross was born. 75 years
26th March 1973 (46 Years)
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, died. 45 years.
26th March 1973 (46 Years)
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, died. 50 years
27th March 1899 (120 Years)
Gloria May Josephine Swanson, American actress and producer, was born. 120 years.
27th March 1958 (61 Years)
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union. 60 years.
27th March 1968 (51 Years)
Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, died. 50 years.
27th March 1968 (51 Years)
Death of Yuri Gagarin, Russian pilot, cosmonaut and first human to journey into outer space. 50 years.
28th March 1797 (222 Years)
First US Patent titled "Clothes Washing" is granted to Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire. 220 years.
28th March 1868 (151 Years)
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist, was born. 150 years.
28th March 1941 (78 Years)
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, died. 75 years.

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