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18th March 1944 (82 Years)
Last eruption of Mount Vesuvius, killing over 100 people.
19th March 1936 (90 Years)
Ursula Andress, Swiss film and television actress, former model and sex symbol, was born.
19th March 1997 (29 Years)
Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist, died.
20th March 1616 (410 Years)
Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
20th March 1727 (299 Years)
Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician and scientist, dies.
20th March 1916 (110 Years)
Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
20th March 1969 (57 Years)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married.
21st March 1617 (409 Years)
Pocahontas, Native American princess, died and was buried in the parish of Saint George's, Gravesend, London.
21st March 1867 (159 Years)
Florenz (Flo) Edward Ziegfeld Jr., American Broadway impresario notable for the Ziegfeld Follies, inspired by the Folies Bergère, was born.
22nd March 1765 (261 Years)
The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
22nd March 1948 (78 Years)
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English director and composer, was born.
22nd March 1961 (65 Years)
John Profumo, British Secretary of State for War, denied in a statement any impropriety with the model, Christine Keeler.
22nd March 1963 (63 Years)
Please Please Me, the debut studio album by the Beatles, is released.
23rd March 1916 (110 Years)
Yuan Shikai abdicated throne of the Empire of China.
23rd March 2011 (15 Years)
Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress, dies.
24th March 1693 (333 Years)
John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, inventor of the Marine chronometer, was born.
24th March 1834 (192 Years)
William Morris was born.
24th March 1953 (73 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 (68 Years)
Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
25th March 1867 (159 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 (108 Years)
Claude-Achille Debussy, French composer, died.
25th March 1925 (101 Years)
John Logie Baird, the inventor of the television, gives the first public demonstration, in Selfridges London.
25th March 1976 (50 Years)
Josef Albers, German-born American artist and educator, dies.
26th March 1516 (510 Years)
Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician, naturalist and bibliographer, is born.
26th March 1874 us (152 Years)
Robert Frost, the poet, was born.
26th March 1892 (134 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, died.
26th March 1923 (103 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 (101 Years)
The French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez was born.
26th March 1973 (53 Years)
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, died.

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