2nd March 1895
The French Impressionist Painter, Berthe Morisot died. 125 years.
3rd March 1985
NUM decided to end the Miner's strike. 35 years.
4th March 1890
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. 130 years.
4th March 1980
Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister. 35 years.
4th March 1975
Comic genius Charlie Chaplin is knighted. 45 years.
6th March 1475
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born near Arezzo, Italy. 545 years.
7th March 1965
Selma Montgomery marches begin. 55 years.
8th March 1945
Anselm Kiefer, a German artist, was born. 75 years.
11th March 1955
Sir Alexander Fleming - the man who first discovered the life-saving drug penicillin - died of a heart attack. 95 years.
14th March 1885
The Mikado a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, had its first public performance in London. 65 years.
15th March 1990
Mikhail Gorbachev became president of Soviet Union. 30 years.
17th March 1905
Franklin Roosevelt married Eleanor Roosevelt. 115 years.
22nd March 1765
The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies. 255 years.
26th March 1925
The French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez was born. 95 years.
29th March 1945
World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England. 75 years.
30th March 1945
English musician, singer and songwriter, Eric Clapton was born. 75 years.
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