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4th March 1936 usa (90 Years)
German airship Hindenburg made its first flight. It was destroyed by fire in May 1937.
4th March 1952 (74 Years)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis got married in Los Angeles, California.
4th March 1975 (51 Years)
Comic genius Charlie Chaplin is knighted.
4th March 1980 (46 Years)
Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.
5th March 1616 (410 Years)
Work of Copernicus banned by the Congregation of the Index.
5th March 1817 (209 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.
5th March 1827 (199 Years)
Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist known for inventing the battery, dies.
5th March 1868 (158 Years)
Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala.
5th March 1953 (73 Years)
Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, died.
5th March 1966 (60 Years)
Anna Akhmatova, Russian modernist poet and one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon, dies.
6th March 1475 (551 Years)
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born near Arezzo, Italy.
6th March 1937 (89 Years)
Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to fly in space, is born.
6th March 1986 (40 Years)
Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter of nature and the southwestern landscape, dies.
7th March 1965 (61 Years)
Selma Montgomery marches begin.
8th March 1917 (109 Years)
The Russian Revolution begins.
8th March 1917 (109 Years)
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, died.
8th March 1917 (109 Years)
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, died.
8th March 1945 (81 Years)
Anselm Kiefer, a German artist, was born.
8th March 1971 (55 Years)
Harold Lloyd, one of the most influential actor of the silent film era together with Chaplin and Keaton, died.
9th March 1934 (92 Years)
Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaut and Soviet Pilot, was born.
9th March 1959 (67 Years)
The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
9th March 1994 (32 Years)
Charles Bukowski died.
10th March 1913 (113 Years)
Harriet Tubman - abolitionist, humanitarian, and conductor on Underground Railroad, died.
10th March 1948 (78 Years)
Zelda Fitzgerald, American author, poet, dancer, and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, died.
10th March 1986 (40 Years)
Ray Milland, a Welsh actor and director, died.
11th March 1818 (208 Years)
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley, was published.
11th March 1916 (110 Years)
Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister, is born.
11th March 1955 (71 Years)
Sir Alexander Fleming - the man who first discovered the life-saving drug penicillin - died of a heart attack.
11th March 1989 (37 Years)
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.
12th March 1863 (163 Years)
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, playwright and politician, was born.

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