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
20th March 1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married. 50 years.
18th March 1944
Last eruption of Mount Vesuvius, killing over 100 people. 75 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.
1st April 1919
Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar. 100 years
1st April 1939
The end of the Spanish Civil War, fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists. 80 years.
4th April 1949
The anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, also known as NATO. 70 years.
5th April 1974
Alexander Young Jackson, Canadian painter died. 45 years
6th April 1909
Explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole. 110 years
6th April 1959
Frank Lloyd Wright died. 60 years
10th April 1894
Ben Nicholson was born. 125 years

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