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23rd March 1916 (104 Years)
Yuan Shikai abdicated throne of the Empire of China.
23rd March 2011 (9 Years)
Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress, dies.
24th March 1693 (327 Years)
John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, inventor of the Marine chronometer, was born.
24th March 1834 (186 Years)
William Morris was born.
24th March 1953 (67 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 (62 Years)
Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
25th March 1867 (153 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 (102 Years)
Claude-Achille Debussy, French composer, died.
25th March 1925 (95 Years)
John Logie Baird, the inventor of the television, gives the first public demonstration, in Selfridges London.
25th March 1976 (44 Years)
Josef Albers, German-born American artist and educator, dies.
26th March 1516 (504 Years)
Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician, naturalist and bibliographer, is born.
26th March 1874 us (146 Years)
Robert Frost, the poet, was born.
26th March 1892 (128 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, died.
26th March 1923 (97 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 (95 Years)
The French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez was born.
26th March 1973 (47 Years)
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, died.
27th March 1899 (121 Years)
Gloria May Josephine Swanson, American actress and producer, was born.
27th March 1958 (62 Years)
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
27th March 1968 (52 Years)
Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, died.
27th March 1968 (52 Years)
Death of Yuri Gagarin, Russian pilot, cosmonaut and first human to journey into outer space.
28th March 1797 (223 Years)
First US Patent titled "Clothes Washing" is granted to Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire.
28th March 1868 (152 Years)
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist, was born.
28th March 1941 (79 Years)
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, died.
28th March 1943 (77 Years)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor, died.
29th March 1891 (129 Years)
Georges Seurat, French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman, dies.
29th March 1945 (75 Years)
World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
30th March 1867 (153 Years)
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre.
30th March 1945 (75 Years)
English musician, singer and songwriter, Eric Clapton was born.
30th March 1966 (54 Years)
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator known for his idealized neo-classical imagery, dies.

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