12th March 1936
Patrick Procktor, English painter, printmaker and stage designer, is born. 80 years.
14th March 1991
Margery Sharp, English writer most famous for The Rescuers series, dies. 25 years.
16th March 1976
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons. 40 years.
17th March 1941
The National Gallery of Art was officially opened in Washington by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 75 years.
18th March 1766
American Revolution: the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act. 250 years.
19th March 1936
Ursula Andress, Swiss film and television actress, former model and sex symbol, was born. 80 years.
20th March 1616
Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment. 400 years.
20th March 1916
Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity. 100 years.
23rd March 1916
Yuan Shikai abdicated throne of the Empire of China. 100 years.
23rd March 2011
Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress, dies. 5 years.
25th March 1976
Josef Albers, German-born American artist and educator, dies. 40 years.
26th March 1516
Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician, naturalist and bibliographer, is born. 500 years.
28th March 1941
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, died. 75 years.
29th March 1891
Georges Seurat, French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman, dies. 125 years.
30th March 1966
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator known for his idealized neo-classical imagery, dies. 50 years.
30th March 1996
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds opens to the public. 20 years.
2nd April 1891
Max Ernst, German artist and primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism, is born. 125 years.
3rd April 1991
Graham Greene, English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, dies. 25 years.
5th April 1526
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter, was born. 490 years.
5th April 1916
Eldred Gregory Peck, American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, was born. 100 years.

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