9th March 1934
Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaut and Soviet Pilot, was born. 85 years.
13th March 1864
Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany, was born. 155 years.
14th March 1964
Jack Ruby, who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, is found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair. 55 years.
18th March 1944
Last eruption of Mount Vesuvius, killing over 100 people. 75 years.
27th March 1899
Gloria May Josephine Swanson, American actress and producer, was born. 120 years.
31st March 1889
The official opening of the global cultural icon, the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 130 years.
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