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March 1: Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity, 2017); Saint David's Day in Wales; Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina ( 1992); Yap Day in Yap

Bison in Yellowstone
Bison in Yellowstone

George Herbert (d. 1633) · Nick Griffin (b. 1959) · Lupita Nyong'o (b. 1983)

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March 2: The Nineteen Day Fast begins ( Bahá'í Faith, 2017)

Wilt Chamberlain in 1959
Wilt Chamberlain

Robert II of Scotland (b. 1316) · Anne of Denmark (d. 1619) · Dusty Springfield (d. 1999)

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March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria ( 1878)

Program for the woman suffrage parade
Program for the woman suffrage parade

Robert Hooke (d. 1703) · Hergé (d. 1983)

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March 4: Saint Casimir's Day

Forth Bridge, Scotland
Forth Bridge, Scotland

Saladin (d. 1193) · Jean-François Champollion (d. 1832) · Sir Patrick Moore (b. 1923)

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March 5: Learn From Lei Feng Day in China; St Piran's Day in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere
Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere

Henry II of England (b. 1133) · Elaine Paige (b. 1948) · Sergei Prokofiev (d. 1953)

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March 6: National Heroes and Benefactors Day in Belize (2017); Independence Day in Ghana ( 1957)

Dmitri Mendeleev
Dmitri Mendeleev

Princess Clémentine of Orléans (b. 1817) · John Redmond (d. 1918) · Ayn Rand (d. 1982)

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March 7

José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco, in 1879
José Paranhos

Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) · Reinhard Heydrich (b. 1904) · Divine (d. 1988)

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March 8: International Women's Day

Nelson's Pillar
Nelson's Pillar

Beatrice of Castile (b. 1293) · Hector Berlioz (d. 1869) · Haseeb Ahsan (d. 2013)

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March 9: Fast of Esther (Judaism, 2017)

Chromolithograph depicting the Battle of Hampton Roads
Battle of Hampton Roads

Jane Joseph (d. 1929) · Yuri Gagarin (b. 1934) ·

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March 10

Uranus and some of its moons
Uranus and some of its moons

Agnes Blannbekin (d. 1315) · Lillian Wald (b. 1867) · Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (d. 2010)

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March 11: Purim begins at sunset (Judaism, 2017); Independence Day in Lithuania ( 1990)

King Shō Tai of the Ryūkyū Kingdom
Shō Tai

Elagabalus (d. 222) · Helen Rollason (b. 1956) · Katsuhiko Nakajima (b. 1988)

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March 12: Shushan Purim begins at sunset in Jerusalem and Susa (Judaism, 2017)

Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman

Charles Boycott (b. 1832) · Jessica Hardy (b. 1987) · Lazare Ponticelli (d. 2008)

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March 13: Holi (Hinduism, 2017)

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Mustafa Reşid Pasha (b. 1800) · Adolf Anderssen (d. 1879) · Odette Hallowes (d. 1995)

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March 14: New Year's Day ( Sikhism); White Day in East Asia; Pi Day

The Lakeview Gusher
The Lakeview Gusher

John Sigismund Zápolya (d. 1571) · Albert Einstein (b. 1879) · Tony Benn (d. 2014)

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March 15: Ides of March

Talaat Pasha
Talaat Pasha

Augusta, Lady Gregory (b. 1852) · Christian Michelsen (b. 1857) · Arthur Compton (d. 1962)

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March 16

The FA Cup
The FA Cup

Iso Rae (d. 1940) · Mary Meader (d. 2008) ·

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March 17: Saint Patrick's Day

Golden Tara of Butuan
Golden Tara of Butuan

Emily Sartain (b. 1841) · Margaret Bondfield (b. 1873) ·

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March 18

The French battleship Bouvet capsizes after striking a mine during the Battle of Gallipoli.
The French battleship Bouvet capsizing

Vanessa Williams (b. 1963)

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March 19

Clara Zetkin
Clara Zetkin

Wyatt Earp (b. 1848) · Albert Speer (b. 1905) · Bun Cook (d. 1988)

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March 20: March equinox (10:28 UTC, 2017); Nowruz in Iran, Central Asia, the Bahá'í Faith, and Zoroastrianism (2017); Independence Day in Tunisia ( 1956)

Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte

Isaac Newton (d. 1726) · Amanda Clement (b. 1888) · Fernando Torres (b. 1984)

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March 21: Independence Day in Namibia ( 1990)

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Thomas Cranmer

Al Williamson (b. 1931) · Nobuo Uematsu (b. 1959) · Chinua Achebe (d. 2013)

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March 22: World Water Day

Emerald Buddha
Emerald Buddha

Reese Witherspoon (b. 1976) · Juan Uribe (b. 1979) · Kenzō Tange (d. 2005)

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March 23: Pakistan Day ( 1956)

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Henry of Grosmont (d. 1361) · Emmy Noether (b. 1882) · Mo Farah (b. 1983)

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March 24: World Tuberculosis Day

Exxon Valdez aground
Exxon Valdez aground

William Morris (b. 1834) · Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (d. 1882) · David Irving (b. 1938)

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March 25: Independence Day in Greece ( 1821)

Titan, moon of Saturn
Titan, moon of Saturn

Kenneth III of Scotland (d. 1005) · Gloria Steinem (b. 1934) · Marcel Lefebvre (d. 1991)

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March 26: Independence Day in Bangladesh ( 1971)

"The Gerry-Mander", as printed in the Boston Gazette
"The Gerry-Mander"

Ludwig van Beethoven (d. 1827) · Sandra Day O'Connor (b. 1930)

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March 27:

One of the aircraft involved in the Tenerife disaster
One of the aircraft involved in the Tenerife disaster

Rosa Campbell Praed (b. 1851) ·

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March 28: Gudi Padwa and Ugadi in various parts of India (2017); Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

Fabre Hydravion
Fabre Hydravion

Sybil Irving (d. 1973) ·

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March 29: Boganda Day in the Central African Republic; Cheti Chand in various parts of India (2017); Martyrs' Day in Madagascar ( 1947)

Flag of the New People's Army
Flag of the New People's Army

Cornelio Saavedra (d. 1829) · Emilia Baeyertz (b. 1842) · Charles-Valentin Alkan (d. 1888) · Sam Loxton (b. 1921)

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March 30: Land Day ( Palestinians)

Usmar Ismail
Usmar Ismail

Juan Manuel de Rosas (b. 1793) · Vincent van Gogh (b. 1853) · James Cagney (d. 1986)

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March 31: King Nangklao Memorial Day in Thailand; Cesar Chavez Day in various U.S. states

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Al Gore (b. 1948) · Ewan McGregor (b. 1971) · Frank Perdue (d. 2005)

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