2nd March 1919
Jennifer Jones, the actress, was born. 100 years
9th March 1934
Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaut and Soviet Pilot, was born. 85 years.
9th March 1959
The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York. 60 years
9th March 1994
Charles Bukowski died. 25 years
11th March 1989
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. 30 years
13th March 1864
Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany, was born. 155 years.
14th March 1879
Albert Einstein was born. 140 years
14th March 1964
Jack Ruby, who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, is found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair. 55 years.
17th March 1919
Nat King Cole was born. 100 years
17th March 1944
Pattie Boyd, English model and photographer, was born. 75 years
18th March 1944
Last eruption of Mount Vesuvius, killing over 100 people. 75 years.
20th March 1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married. 50 years.
24th March 1834
William Morris was born. 185 years
26th March 1874
Robert Frost, the poet, was born. 145 years
26th March 1944
Diana Ross was born. 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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