8th March 1917
The Russian Revolution begins. 100 years.
12th March 1967
Achmed Sukarno the Indonesian leader of independence was stripped of his title. 50 years
15th March 1767
Andrew Jackson, American soldier and statesman who served as the 7th President of the United States, was born. 250 years
15th March 1917
Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since 1894, was forced to abdicate the throne. End of Russian Empire. 100 years
16th March 1957
Romanian Abstract Sculptor Constantin Brancusi died. 60 years
18th March 1937
Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer and painter died. 80 years.
19th March 1997
Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist, died. 20 years
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.
1st April 1867
The World Exposition opens in Paris. 150 years.
2nd April 1982
Falklands War: Argentine forces invade Falkland Islands, entering capital Port Stanley and forcing Governor Rex Hunt to surrender. 35 years
3rd April 1882
Jesse Woodson James, American outlaw, guerrilla, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer, was assassinated. 135 years
6th April 1917
The United States enters World War I. 100 years.
7th April 1947
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, dies. 70 years.
9th April 1492
Lorenzo de' Medici, also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists and poets, died. 525 years.

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