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March
March
1 is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

Contents

1 Events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Holidays and observances 5 References 6 External links

Events[edit]

509 BC Publius Valerius Publicola celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic
Roman Republic
after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia. 86 BC – Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus
Mithridates VI of Pontus
ending the Siege of Athens
Athens
and Piraeus. 293
293
– Emperor Diocletian
Diocletian
and Maximian
Maximian
appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius
Galerius
as Caesars. This is considered the beginning of the Tetrarchy, known as the Quattuor Principes Mundi ("Four Rulers of the World"). 317
317
Crispus
Crispus
and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor
Constantine I, and Licinius
Licinius
Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares. 350
350
Vetranio
Vetranio
is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar. 834
834
– Emperor Louis the Pious
Louis the Pious
is restored as sole ruler of the Frankish Empire. After his re-accession to the throne, his eldest son Lothair I
Lothair I
flees to Burgundy. 1457 – The Unitas Fratrum
Unitas Fratrum
is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination. 1476
1476
– Forces of the Catholic Monarchs
Catholic Monarchs
engage the combined Portuguese-Castilian armies of Afonso V and Prince John at the Battle of Toro. 1562
1562
– Sixty-three Huguenots are massacred in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion. 1565
1565
– The city of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
is founded. 1628
1628
– Writs issued in February
February
by Charles I of England
Charles I of England
mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. 1633
1633
Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu. 1642
1642
– Georgeana, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States. 1692
1692
– Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba
Tituba
are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials. 1700
1700
– Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian calendar on this date in 1753. 1713
1713
– The siege and destruction of Fort Neoheroka
Fort Neoheroka
begins during the Tuscarora War in North Carolina, effectively opening up the colony's interior to European colonization. 1781
1781
– The Continental Congress
Continental Congress
adopts the Articles of Confederation. 1790
1790
– The first United States census is authorized. 1793
1793
– French Revolutionary War: Battle of Aldenhoven during the Flanders Campaign. 1796
1796
– The Dutch East India Company
Dutch East India Company
is nationalized by the Batavian Republic. 1805
1805
– Justice Samuel Chase
Samuel Chase
is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate. 1811
1811
– Leaders of the Mamluk dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali. 1815
1815
Napoleon
Napoleon
returns to France from his banishment on Elba. 1815
1815
– Georgetown University's congressional charter is signed into law by President James Madison. 1836
1836
– A convention of delegates from 57 Texas
Texas
communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico. 1845
1845
– United States President John Tyler
John Tyler
signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas. 1852
1852
– Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton, is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 1854
1854
– German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke
Friedrich Eduard Beneke
disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg. 1867
1867
Nebraska
Nebraska
becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska
Nebraska
is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital. 1868
1868
– The Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Alpha
Fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia. 1870
1870
– Marshal F. S. López dies during the Battle of Cerro Corá thus marking the end of the Paraguayan War. 1872
1872
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
is established as the world's first national park. 1873
1873
E. Remington and Sons
E. Remington and Sons
in Ilion, New York
Ilion, New York
begins production of the first practical typewriter. 1881
1881
– The first Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State Capitol
burns down due to a fire. 1886
1886
– The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore
Singapore
is founded by Bishop William Oldham. 1893
1893
– Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla
gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. 1896
1896
– Battle of Adwa: An Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo-Ethiopian War. 1896
1896
Henri Becquerel
Henri Becquerel
discovers radioactive decay. 1901
1901
– The Australian Army
Australian Army
is formed. 1910
1910
– The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people. 1914
1914
– The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union. 1917
1917
– The Zimmermann Telegram
Zimmermann Telegram
is reprinted in newspapers across the United States after the U.S. government releases its unencrypted text. 1919
1919
March
March
1st Movement begins in Korea under Japanese rule. 1921
1921
– The Australian cricket team captained by Warwick Armstrong becomes the first team to complete a whitewash of The Ashes, something that would not be repeated for 86 years. 1932
1932
– Charles Lindbergh's son is reportedly kidnapped. 1936
1936
– The Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
is completed. 1939
1939
– An Imperial Japanese Army
Imperial Japanese Army
ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94. 1941
1941
– World War II: Bulgaria
Bulgaria
signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers. 1942
1942
– World War II: Japanese forces land on Java, the main island of the Dutch East Indies, at Merak and Banten Bay (Banten), Eretan Wetan (Indramayu) and Kragan (Rembang). 1946
1946
– The Bank of England
Bank of England
is nationalised. 1947
1947
– The International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund
begins financial operations. 1949
1949
Indonesian Army
Indonesian Army
recaptures and occupies for six hours its capital city Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta
from the Dutch. 1950
1950
– Cold War: Klaus Fuchs
Klaus Fuchs
is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data. 1953
1953
– Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later. 1954
1954
– Nuclear weapons testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll
Bikini Atoll
in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States. 1954
1954
– Armed Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives. 1956
1956
– The International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet
Radiotelephony spelling alphabet
for the International Civil Aviation Organization. 1956
1956
– Formation of the East German Nationale Volksarmee. 1958
1958
– Samuel Alphonsus Stritch is appointed Pro-Prefect
Pro-Prefect
of the Propagation of Faith
Propagation of Faith
and thus becomes the first U.S. member of the Roman Curia. 1961
1961
– United States President John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
establishes the Peace Corps. 1961
1961
Uganda
Uganda
becomes self-governing and holds its first elections. 1964
1964
– Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe. 1966
1966
Venera 3
Venera 3
Soviet space probe crashes on Venus
Venus
becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface. 1966
1966
– The Ba'ath Party
Ba'ath Party
takes power in Syria. 1971
1971
President of Pakistan
President of Pakistan
Yahya Khan
Yahya Khan
indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan. 1972
1972
– The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani Province. 1973
1973
– Black September
September
storms the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, resulting in the assassination of three Western hostages. 1974
1974
– Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice. 1981
1981
Provisional Irish Republican Army
Provisional Irish Republican Army
member Bobby Sands
Bobby Sands
begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze. 1983
1983
– First collection of twelve Swatch
Swatch
models was introduced in Zürich, Switzerland 1990
1990
Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games
is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 1991
1991
– Uprisings against Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
begin in Iraq, leading to the death of more than 25,000 people mostly civilian. 1992
1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. 1998
1998
– Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide. 2002
2002
– U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda
Operation Anaconda
begins in eastern Afghanistan. 2002
2002
– The Envisat
Envisat
environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 mi) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (8.5 tons). 2003
2003
– Management of the United States Customs Service
United States Customs Service
and the United States Secret Service
United States Secret Service
move to the United States Department of Homeland Security. 2003
2003
– The International Criminal Court
International Criminal Court
holds its inaugural session in The Hague. 2005
2005
– In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional. 2006
2006
– English-language reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station. 2007
2007
– Tornadoes break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20 people, including eight at Enterprise High School. 2008
2008
– The Armenian police clash with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections, as a result ten people are killed. 2014
2014
– At least 29 people are killed and 130 injured in a mass stabbing at Kunming Railway Station
Kunming Railway Station
in China.

Births[edit]

1105 – Alfonso VII, king of León and Castile (d. 1157) 1389 – Antoninus of Florence, Italian archbishop and saint (d. 1459) 1261
1261
Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester
Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester
(d. 1326) 1432
1432
Isabella of Coimbra
Isabella of Coimbra
(d. 1455) 1456 Vladislaus II of Hungary
Vladislaus II of Hungary
(d. 1516) 1547
1547
– Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher and lexicographer (d. 1628) 1554
1554
– William Stafford, English courtier and conspirator (d. 1612) 1577
1577
Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland
Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland
(d. 1635) 1597
1597
– Jean-Charles della Faille, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1652) 1611
1611
– John Pell, English mathematician and linguist (d. 1685) 1629
1629
– Abraham Teniers, Flemish painter (d. 1670) 1647
1647
– John de Brito, Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1693) 1657
1657
– Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian and author (d. 1740) 1683
1683
– Tsangyang Gyatso, sixth Dalai Lama (d. 1706) 1683
1683
– Caroline of Ansbach, British queen and regent (d. 1737) 1732
1732
– William Cushing, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810) 1760
1760
– François Buzot, French lawyer and politician (d. 1794) 1769
1769
– François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (d. 1796) 1807
1807
– Wilford Woodruff, American religious leader, 4th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898) 1810
1810
– Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849) 1812
1812
– Augustus Pugin, English architect, co-designed the Palace of Westminster (d. 1852) 1817
1817
– Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1882) 1821
1821
– Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German bishop and academic (d. 1896) 1835
1835
– Philip Fysh, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1919) 1837
1837
– William Dean Howells, American novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 1920) 1842
1842
– Nikolaos Gyzis, Greek painter and academic (d. 1901) 1848
1848
– Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-American sculptor and academic (d. 1907) 1852
1852
– Théophile Delcassé, French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1923) 1863
1863
– Alexander Golovin, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1930) 1870
1870
– E. M. Antoniadi, Greek-French astronomer and academic (d. 1944) 1876
1876
– Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian businessman (d. 1942) 1880
1880
– Lytton Strachey, British writer and critic (d. 1932) 1886
1886
– Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian-Swiss painter, poet, and playwright (d. 1980) 1888
1888
– Ewart Astill, English cricketer and billiards player (d. 1948) 1889
1889
– Tetsuro Watsuji, Japanese historian and philosopher (d. 1960) 1890
1890
– Theresa Bernstein, Polish-American painter and author (d. 2002) 1891
1891
– Ralph Hitz, Austrian-American hotelier (d. 1940) 1892
1892
– Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese author and educator (d. 1927) 1893
1893
– Mercedes de Acosta, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1968) 1896
1896
– Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960) 1896
1896
– Moriz Seeler, German playwright and producer (d. 1942) 1899
1899
– Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, German SS officer (d. 1972) 1904
1904
– Paul Hartman, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1973) 1904
1904
– Glenn Miller, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1944) 1905
1905
– Doris Hare, Welsh-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2000) 1906
1906
– Phạm Văn Đồng, Vietnamese lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2000) 1909
1909
– Eugene Esmonde, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1942) 1909
1909
– Winston Sharples, American pianist and composer (d. 1978) 1910
1910
– Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002) 1910
1910
– David Niven, English soldier and actor (d. 1983) 1912
1912
– Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (d. 2003) 1912
1912
– Boris Chertok, Polish-Russian engineer and academic (d. 2011) 1914
1914
– Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998) 1914
1914
– Ralph Ellison, American novelist and literary critic (d. 1994) 1917
1917
– Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977) 1918
1918
– João Goulart, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Brazil
President of Brazil
(d. 1976) 1918
1918
– Gladys Spellman, American educator and politician (d. 1988) 1920
1920
– Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984) 1921
1921
– Cameron Argetsinger, American race car driver and lawyer (d. 2008) 1921
1921
– Terence Cooke, American cardinal (d. 1983) 1921
1921
– Richard Wilbur, American poet, translator, and essayist (d. 2017) 1922
1922
– William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992) 1922
1922
– Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995) 1924
1924
– Arnold Drake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007) 1924
1924
– Deke Slayton, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1993) 1926
1926
– Robert Clary, French-American actor and author 1926
1926
– Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (d. 1992) 1926
1926
– Pete Rozelle, American businessman and commissioner of the National Football League
National Football League
(d. 1996) 1926
1926
– Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013) 1927
1927
– George O. Abell, American astronomer, professor at UCLA, science popularizer, and skeptic (d. 1983) 1927
1927
– Harry Belafonte, American singer-songwriter and actor 1927
1927
– Robert Bork, American lawyer and scholar, United States Attorney General (d. 2012) 1928
1928
– Jacques Rivette, French director, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2016) 1929
1929
– Georgi Markov, Bulgarian journalist and author (d. 1978) 1930
1930
– Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980) 1934
1934
– Jean-Michel Folon, Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2005) 1934
1934
– Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983) 1935
1935
– Robert Conrad, American actor, radio host and stuntman 1936
1936
– Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (d. 1997) 1939
1939
– Leo Brouwer, Cuban guitarist, composer, and conductor 1939
1939
– Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Pakistani author 1940
1940
– Robin Gray, Australian politician, 37th Premier of Tasmania 1940
1940
– Robert Grossman, American painter, sculptor, and author 1941
1941
– Robert Hass, American poet 1942
1942
– Richard Myers, American general 1943
1943
– Gil Amelio, American businessman 1943
1943
– José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer and manager 1943
1943
– Rashid Sunyaev, Russian-German astronomer and physicist 1944
1944
– Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Indian politician, 7th Chief Minister of West Bengal 1944
1944
– John Breaux, American lawyer and politician 1944
1944
– Roger Daltrey, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor 1944
1944
– Mike d'Abo, English singer 1945
1945
– Dirk Benedict, American actor and director 1946
1946
– Gerry Boulet, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1990) 1946
1946
– Jim Crace, English author and academic 1947
1947
– Alan Thicke, Canadian-American actor and composer (d. 2016) 1951
1951
– Sergei Kourdakov, Russian-American KGB
KGB
agent (d. 1973) 1952
1952
– Dave Barr, Canadian golfer 1952
1952
– Nevada Barr, American actress and author 1952
1952
– Leigh Matthews, Australian footballer, coach, and sportscaster 1952
1952
– Jerri Nielsen, American physician and explorer (d. 2009) 1952
1952
– Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager 1953
1953
– Sinan Çetin, Turkish actor, director, and producer 1953
1953
– Carlos Queiroz, Portuguese footballer and manager 1954
1954
– Catherine Bach, American actress 1954
1954
– Ron Howard, American actor, director, and producer 1954
1954
– Rod Reddy, Australian rugby league player and coach 1956
1956
– Tim Daly, American actor, director, and producer 1956
1956
– Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuanian politician, 6th President of Lithuania 1958
1958
– Nik Kershaw, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer 1958
1958
– Wayne B. Phillips, Australian cricketer and coach 1959
1959
– Nick Griffin, English politician 1961
1961
– Mike Rozier, American football player 1962
1962
– Russell Coutts, New Zealand sailor 1962
1962
– Mark Gardner, American baseball player 1962
1962
– Bill Leen, American bass player and producer 1963
1963
– Bryan Batt, American actor and singer 1963
1963
– Maurice Benard, American actor 1963
1963
– Ron Francis, Canadian ice hockey player and manager 1964
1964
– Clinton Gregory, American singer-songwriter and fiddler 1964
1964
– Paul Le Guen, French footballer and manager 1965
1965
– Booker T, American wrestler and sportscaster 1965
1965
– Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey 1966
1966
– Paul Hollywood, English chef 1966
1966
– Zack Snyder, American director, producer, and screenwriter 1967
1967
– George Eads, American actor 1967
1967
– Aron Winter, Suriname-Dutch footballer and manager 1969
1969
– Javier Bardem, Spanish actor and producer 1970
1970
– Jason V Brock, American author, filmmaker, artist, scholar and musician 1971
1971
– Thomas Adès, English pianist, composer, and conductor 1971
1971
– Ivan Cleary, Australian rugby league player and coach 1973
1973
– Jack Davenport, English actor 1973
1973
– Anton Gunn, American academic and politician 1973
1973
– Chris Webber, American basketball player and sportscaster 1974
1974
– Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor 1976
1976
– Travis Kvapil, American race car driver 1977
1977
– Rens Blom, Dutch pole vaulter 1977
1977
– Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and model 1978
1978
– Jensen Ackles, American actor and director 1979
1979
– Mikkel Kessler, Danish boxer 1979
1979
– Bruno Langlois, Canadian cyclist 1980
1980
– Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer 1980
1980
– Sercan Güvenışık, German-Turkish footballer 1980
1980
– Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer 1981
1981
– Will Power, Australian race car driver 1982
1982
– Juan Manuel Ortiz, Spanish footballer 1983
1983
– Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer 1983
1983
– Lupita Nyong'o, Mexican-Kenyan actress 1983
1983
– Davey Richards, American wrestler 1983
1983
– Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby league player 1984
1984
– Naima Mora, American model and actress 1984
1984
– Alexander Steen, Canadian-Swedish ice hockey player 1985
1985
– Andreas Ottl, German footballer 1986
1986
– Big E, American wrestler 1987
1987
– Kesha, American singer-songwriter and actress 1988
1988
– Yang Hyeon-jong, South Korean baseball player 1989
1989
– Tenille Tayla, Australian professional wrestler 1989
1989
– Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer 1993
1993
– Nathan Brown, Australian rugby league player 1993
1993
– Michael Conforto, American baseball player 1993
1993
– Kurt Mann, Australian rugby league player 1993
1993
– Josh McEachran, English footballer 1994
1994
– Justin Bieber, Canadian singer-songwriter 1996
1996
– Ye Shiwen, Chinese swimmer

Deaths[edit]

492 – Felix III, pope of the Catholic Church 589
589
– David, Welsh bishop and saint 965
965
– Leo VIII, pope of the Catholic Church 977
977
– Rudesind, Galician bishop (b. 907) 991
991
– En'yū, Japanese emperor (b. 959) 1058 – Ermesinde of Carcassonne, countess and regent of Barcelona (b. 972) 1131 – Stephen II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1101) 1233 – Thomas, count of Savoy (b. 1178) 1244 – Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr, Welsh noble, son of Llywelyn the Great (b. 1200) 1320 – Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Chinese emperor (b. 1286) 1383 – Amadeus VI, count of Savoy (b. 1334) 1510
1510
– Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer (b. 1450) 1546
1546
– George Wishart, Scottish minister and martyr (b. 1513) 1620
1620
– Thomas Campion, English poet and composer (b. 1567) 1633
1633
– George Herbert, English poet and orator (b. 1593) 1643
1643
– Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1583) 1661
1661
– Richard Zouch, English judge and politician (b. 1590) 1666
1666
– Ecaterina Cercheza, princess consort of Moldavia
Moldavia
(b. 1620) 1697
1697
– Francesco Redi, Italian physician and poet (b. 1626) 1734
1734
– Roger North, English lawyer and author (b. 1653) 1768
1768
– Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and author (b. 1694) 1773
1773
– Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect, designed the Palace of Caserta (b. 1700) 1792
1792
– Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor
(b. 1747) 1841
1841
– Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1764) 1862
1862
– Peter Barlow, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1776) 1875
1875
– Tristan Corbière, French poet and educator (b. 1845) 1882
1882
– Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1818) 1884
1884
– Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and academic (b. 1820) 1906
1906
– José María de Pereda, Spanish author (b. 1833) 1911
1911
– Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852) 1914
1914
– Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, English soldier and politician, 8th Governor General of Canada
Governor General of Canada
(b. 1845) 1920
1920
– John H. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician (b. 1842) 1922
1922
– Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892) 1932
1932
– Frank Teschemacher, American Jazz musician (b. 1906) 1936
1936
– Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian author and poet (b. 1871) 1938
1938
– Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1863) 1940
1940
– Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. 1878) 1942
1942
– George S. Rentz, American commander (b. 1882) 1943
1943
– Alexandre Yersin, Swiss-French physician and bacteriologist (b. 1863) 1952
1952
– Mariano Azuela, Mexican physician and author (b. 1873) 1966
1966
– Fritz Houtermans, Polish-German physicist and academic (b. 1903) 1974
1974
– Bobby Timmons, American pianist and composer (b. 1935) 1976
1976
– Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (b. 1910) 1978
1978
– Paul Scott, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920) 1979
1979
– Mustafa Barzani, Iraqi-Kurdistan politician (b. 1903) 1980
1980
– Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch-American model and businesswoman, founded Wilhelmina Models
Wilhelmina Models
(b. 1940) 1980
1980
– Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907) 1983
1983
– Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (b. 1905) 1984
1984
– Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914) 1988
1988
– Joe Besser, American comedian and actor (b. 1907) 1989
1989
– Vasantdada Patil, Indian politician, 5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1917) 1991
1991
– Edwin H. Land, American scientist and businessman, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation
Polaroid Corporation
(b. 1909) 1995
1995
– César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1920) 1995
1995
– Georges J. F. Köhler, German biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1946) 1998
1998
– Archie Goodwin, American author and illustrator (b. 1937) 2004
2004
– Mian Ghulam Jilani, Pakistani general (b. 1914) 2006
2006
– Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947) 2010
2010
– Kristian Digby, English television host and director (b. 1977) 2012
2012
– Andrew Breitbart, American journalist and publisher (b. 1969) 2012
2012
– Germano Mosconi, Italian journalist (b. 1932) 2013
2013
– Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dancer, and singer (b. 1944) 2014
2014
– Alain Resnais, French director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1922) 2015
2015
– Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1922) 2018
2018
– María Rubio, Mexican television, film and stage actress (b. 1934)

Holidays and observances[edit]

Beer
Beer
Day, marked the end of beer prohibition in 1989
1989
(Iceland) Christian feast day:

Agnes Tsao Kou Ying (one of the Martyr Saints of China) Albin David Monan Suitbert March
March
1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Commemoration of Mustafa Barzani's Death (Iraqi Kurdistan) Earliest day on which Casimir Pulaski Day
Casimir Pulaski Day
can fall, while March
March
7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in March. (Illinois) Earliest day on which Children's Day
Children's Day
can fall, while March
March
7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in March. (New Zealand) Earliest day on which Grandmother's Day
Grandmother's Day
can fall, while March
March
7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in March. (France) Earliest day on which Laetare Sunday
Laetare Sunday
can fall, while April
April
4 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. (Western Christianity), and its related observances:

Carnaval de la Laetare
Carnaval de la Laetare
(Stavelot) Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday
(United Kingdom)

Heroes' Day (Paraguay) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
in 1992. National “Cursed Soldiers” Remembrance Day (Poland) National Pig Day (United States) Remembrance Day (Marshall Islands) Saint David's Day
Saint David's Day
or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Wales and Welsh communities) Samiljeol
Samiljeol
(South Korea) Self-injury Awareness Day Southeastern Europe celebration of the beginning of spring:

Baba Marta Day (Bulgaria) Mărțișor
Mărțișor
( Romania
Romania
and Moldova)

The final day (fourth or fifth) of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith) World Civil Defence Day Yap Day
Yap Day
(Yap State) Zero Discrimination Day

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to March
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BBC: On This Day

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April
6, 2018

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