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)

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

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)

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)

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)

World Tuberculosis Day


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