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2nd March 1919 (101 Years)
The first Communist International or Third International meets in Moscow.
2nd March 1919 (101 Years)
Jennifer Jones, the actress, was born.
2nd March 1933 (87 Years)
King Kong premiers in New York City, USA, 85 years.
2nd March 1968 (52 Years)
Daniel Craig, English actor, was born.
2nd March 1991 (29 Years)
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director, died.
3rd March 1816 (204 Years)
William James Blacklock, an English landscape painter, is born.
3rd March 1847 (173 Years)
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who patented the first practical telephone. was born.
3rd March 1914 (106 Years)
Asger Jorn, Danish painter and founding member of the avant-garde movement COBRA, was born.
3rd March 1938 (82 Years)
Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
3rd March 1985 (35 Years)
NUM decided to end the Miner's strike.
3rd March 1996 (24 Years)
Marguerite Duras, a French writer of award-winning books such as L'Amant and film director, dies.
3rd March 2003 (17 Years)
Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913), died.
4th March 1193 (827 Years)
Saladin, Iraqi-Egyptian sultan who led the Muslim opposition to the Crusaders in the Levant, died.
4th March 1493 (527 Years)
Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.
4th March 1890 (130 Years)
The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later becomes King Edward VII.
4th March 1913 (107 Years)
Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president of the United States.
4th March 1916 (104 Years)
Franz Marc, German painter and printmaker, dies.
4th March 1916 (104 Years)
Franz Marc, a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement and a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter, died in France.
4th March 1917 (103 Years)
Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to hold national office in the United States: "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last.".
4th March 1918 (102 Years)
The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
4th March 1922 (98 Years)
Expressionist horror film, Nosferatu, is released in Germany.
4th March 1922 (98 Years)
Release of Nosferatu, a German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok.
4th March 1928 (92 Years)
Alan Sillitoe, English author and poet, was born.
4th March 1932 (88 Years)
Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, was born.
4th March 1936 (84 Years)
German airship Hindenburg made its first flight. It was destroyed by fire in May 1937.
4th March 1952 (68 Years)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis got married in Los Angeles, California.
4th March 1975 (45 Years)
Comic genius Charlie Chaplin is knighted.
4th March 1980 (40 Years)
Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.
5th March 1616 (404 Years)
Work of Copernicus banned by the Congregation of the Index.
5th March 1817 (203 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.

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