23rd February 1792
Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter, dies. 225 years.
23rd February 1817
George Frederic Watts, English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement, was born. 200 years.
24th February 1842
Arrigo Boito, Italian author, poet, and composer, was born. 175 years.
24th February 1922
British Pop Artist Richard Hamilton, was born. 95 years
26th February 1802
Victor Marie Hugo, French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, was born. 215 years.
27th February 1902
John Steinbeck, American author, Nobel Prize laureate, was born. 115 years.
29th February 1792
Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Italian composer who wrote The Barber of Seville, was born. 225 years.
1st March 1692
Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. 325 years.
1st March 1872
Yellowstone National Park is established. 145 years.
1st March 1932
Son of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh is kidnapped. 85 years.
2nd March 1797
Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, also known as Horace Walpole, English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician, died. 220 years.
3rd March 1847
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who patented the first practical telephone. was born. 170 years
4th March 1917
Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to hold national office in the United States: "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last.". 100 years.
4th March 1922
Expressionist horror film, Nosferatu, is released in Germany. 95 years.
4th March 1932
Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, was born. 85 years.
4th March 1952
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis got married in Los Angeles, California. 65 years.
5th March 1817
The Rt Hon Sir Austen Henry Layard, English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, best known as the excavator of Nimrud and Niniveh was born. 200 years.
5th March 1827
Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist known for inventing the battery, dies. 190 years.
6th March 1937
Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to fly in space, is born. 80 years.
8th March 1917
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, died. 100 years.

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