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27th March 1899 (127 Years)
Gloria May Josephine Swanson, American actress and producer, was born.
27th March 1958 (68 Years)
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
27th March 1968 (58 Years)
Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, died.
27th March 1968 (58 Years)
Death of Yuri Gagarin, Russian pilot, cosmonaut and first human to journey into outer space.
28th March 1797 (229 Years)
First US Patent titled "Clothes Washing" is granted to Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire.
28th March 1868 (158 Years)
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist, was born.
28th March 1941 (85 Years)
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, died.
28th March 1943 (83 Years)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor, died.
29th March 1891 (135 Years)
Georges Seurat, French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman, dies.
29th March 1945 (81 Years)
World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
30th March 1867 (159 Years)
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre.
30th March 1945 (81 Years)
English musician, singer and songwriter, Eric Clapton was born.
30th March 1966 (60 Years)
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator known for his idealized neo-classical imagery, dies.
30th March 1996 (30 Years)
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds opens to the public.
31st March 1889 (137 Years)
The official opening of the global cultural icon, the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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