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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

Peace Corps logo
Peace Corps logo

Glenn Miller (b. 1904) · 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

Susanna M. Salter (b. 1860) · 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) · Miriam Makeba (b. 1932) · Bobbi Kristina Brown (b. 1993)

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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

Elaine Paige (b. 1948) · Anna Akhmatova (d. 1966)

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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) · Ayn Rand (d. 1982)

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March 7

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

Reinhard Heydrich (b. 1904) · Divine (d. 1988) · Cool Papa Bell (d. 1991)

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March 8: International Women's Day

Nelson's Pillar
Nelson's Pillar

Beatrice of Castile (b. 1293) · 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

Mary Anning (d. 1847) · Vyacheslav Molotov (b. 1890)

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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

Margaret Oakley Dayhoff (b. 1925) · 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) · Fannie Lou Hamer (d. 1977) · Tony Benn (d. 2014)

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March 15: Ides of March

Talaat Pasha
Talaat Pasha

Christian Michelsen (b. 1857) · Ruth Bader Ginsburg (b. 1933) · Arthur Compton (d. 1962)

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March 16

The FA Cup
The FA Cup

John Pope (b. 1822) · Sienna Guillory (b. 1975) · Jean Bellette (d. 1991)

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March 17: Saint Patrick's Day

Golden Tara of Butuan
Golden Tara of Butuan

Jocelin of Glasgow (d. 1199) · Pattie Boyd (b. 1944) · William Gibson (b. 1948)

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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

Edward the Martyr (b. 978) · Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (b. 1844) · Minnie Pwerle (d. 2006)

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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

Jean Bellette (b. 1908) · Gloria Steinem (b. 1934) · Marcel Lefebvre (b. 1991)

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March 26: Independence Day in Bangladesh ( 1971)

A page from William Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables
A page from William Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables

'Adud al-Dawla (d. 983) · Malcolm III of Scotland (b. 1031) · Richard Dawkins (b. 1941)

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March 27: Laetare Sunday (Western Christianity, 2017)

CGI rendering of the Tenerife airport disaster
CGI rendering of the Tenerife airport disaster

James VI and I (d. 1625) · Domenico Lalli (b. 1679) · Julia Alvarez (b. 1950)

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March 28: Teachers' Day in the Czech Republic; Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers

James Brudenell (d. 1868) · Ernst Lindemann (b. 1894) · Lady Gaga (b. 1986)

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March 29: Boganda Day in the Central African Republic; Martyrs' Day in Madagascar ( 1947)

Mariner 10
Mariner 10

Cornelio Saavedra (d. 1829) · Emilia Baeyertz (b. 1842) · 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 US states

João Goulart
João Goulart

Al Gore (b. 1948) · Ewan McGregor (b. 1971) · Selena (d. 1995)

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