20th March 1727
Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician and scientist, dies. 290 years.
21st March 1867
Florenz (Flo) Edward Ziegfeld Jr., American Broadway impresario notable for the Ziegfeld Follies, inspired by the Folies Bergère, was born. 150 years
21st March 1617
Pocahontas, Native American princess, died and was buried in the parish of Saint George's, Gravesend, London. 400 years.
25th March 1867
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor and one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, was born. 150 years
26th March 1892
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, died. 125 years
28th March 1797
First US Patent titled "Clothes Washing" is granted to Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire. 220 years.
30th March 1867
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre. 150 years.

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