Historic Anniversaries this Week
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Historical Anniversaries this Week

March 18

Events (50 years ago today): 1969 – The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.

Births (200 years ago today): 1819James McCulloch, Scottish-Australian politician, 5th Premier of Victoria (d. 1893)[4]

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Andy Cutting, English accordion player and composer

March 19

Events (50 years ago today): 1969 – The 385 metres (1,263 ft) tall TV-mast at Emley Moor transmitting station, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Lennie Tristano, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1978)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Emma Bell Miles, American writer, poet, and artist of Appalachia (b. 1879)

March 20

Births (700 years ago today): 1319Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke (d. 1348)

Births (550 years ago today): 1469Cecily of York (d. 1507)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter ace (d. 1983)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Yvette Cooper, English economist and politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1619Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1557)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1969Henri Longchambon, French politician (b. 1896)

Commemorations:
International Day of the Francophonie
International Day of Happiness

March 21

Events (100 years ago today): 1919 – The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.

Births (150 years ago today): 1869David Robertson, Scottish-English golfer and rugby player (d. 1937)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Douglas Warren, Australian bishop (d. 2013)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Jonah Goldberg, American journalist and author

Commemorations:
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
World Poetry Day
International Day of Nowruz
World Down Syndrome Day

March 22

Births (500 years ago today): 1519Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, English noblewoman (d. 1580)

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Tom McInnes, Scottish-English footballer (d. 1939)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Bernard Krigstein, American illustrator (d. 1990)

Commemorations:
World Water Day

March 23

Events (100 years ago today): 1919 – In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.

Births (250 years ago today): 1769Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general and diplomat (d. 1832)

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and politician, 1st President of the Philippines (d. 1964)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Carl Graffunder, American architect and educator (d. 2013)

Deaths (650 years ago today): 1369Peter, king of Castile and León (b. 1334)

Commemorations:
World Meteorological Day

March 24

Events (150 years ago today): 1869 – The last of Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Émile Fabre, French author and playwright (d. 1955)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet and publisher, co-founded City Lights Bookstore

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Stephan Eberharter, Austrian skier

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1869Antoine-Henri Jomini, French-Russian general (b. 1779)

Commemorations:
World Tuberculosis Day

 


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