1st March 1938
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, playwright and politician, died. 80 years.
2nd March 1968
Daniel Craig, English actor, was born. 50 years.
3rd March 1938
Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia. 80 years.
4th March 1193
Saladin, Iraqi-Egyptian sultan who led the Muslim opposition to the Crusaders in the Levant, died. 825 years.
4th March 1493
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. 525 years.
4th March 1918
The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, lost in the Bermuda Triangle. 100 years.
4th March 1928
Alan Sillitoe, English author and poet, was born. 90 years.
5th March 1868
Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala. 150 years.
5th March 1953
Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, died. 65 years.
10th March 1948
Zelda Fitzgerald, American author, poet, dancer, and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, died. 70 years.
11th March 1818
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley, was published. 200 years.
12th March 1863
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, playwright and politician, was born. 155 years.
12th March 1918
Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years. 100 years.
12th March 1938
Anschluss (annexation of Austria): German troops marched into Austria unopposed. Hitler now had control of Austria. 80 years.
13th March 1593
Georges de La Tour, French painter, was born. 425 years.
13th March 2013
Pope Francis is elected, in the papal conclave, as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. 5 years.
14th March 1883
Karl Marx, philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist, died. 135 years.
14th March 1958
Albert II, Prince of Monaco, son of Prince Ranieri III and Grace Kelly, was born. 60 years.
15th March 1943
David Cronenberg, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter, was born. 75 years.
17th March 1938
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer, was born. 80 years.

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