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March 2022

1 Year (2021)
Mar 06: Death - Lodewijk Frederik Ottens (21 June 1926 – 6 March 2021) was a Dutch engineer and inventor, best known as the inventor of the cassette tape, and for his work in helping to develop the compact disc. Ottens was employed by Philips for the entirety of his career.
Mar 23: World Trade - Ever Given, one of the largest container ships in the world, runs aground and causes a major blockage in the Suez Canal, disrupting global trade. 6 days later on 29 March the ship is freed.
Mar 25: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeds 500 million.

2 Years (2020)
Mar 05: The International Criminal Court authorizes Afghanistan War Crimes inquiry to proceed, allowing for the first time for U.S. forces to be investigated.
Mar 11: The World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
Mar 11: Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning monarch in the Americas, surpassing Pacal the Great.
Mar 12: Global stock markets crash due to continued concerns over COVID-19 and the U.S. travel ban on the Schengen Area.
Mar 13: 2019–20 Coronavirus pandemic: Nepal announces that Mount Everest will be closed to climbers and the public for the rest of the season.
Mar 20: The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 10,000.
Mar 20: Deaths - Kenny Rogers, American country singer and songwriter. Born 1938.
Mar 23: SOLIDARITY trial, Ten nations joined this group sponsored by the World Health Organization to find a cure against COVID-19. Four European countries (Switzerland, France, Norway and Spain), two American countries (Argentina and Canada), three Asian countries (Iran, Thailand, Bahrain) and South Africa.
Mar 24: WORLD - COVID-19 - The total number of people facing restrictive movement exceeds 2.6 billion, a third of the global population.
Mar 26: Global COVID-19 cases reach 500,000, with nearly 23,000 deaths confirmed. The United States surpasses China and Italy in total number of known COVID-19 cases, with 81,321 cases and more than 1,000 deaths.

5 Years (2017)
Mar 01: UK Govt introduces tougher penalties for drivers using mobile phones.
Mar 03: Investigators blame pilot error for Shoreham Air Show crash (11 killed Aug 2015).
Mar 03: Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt to resign following N.Ireland Assembly election.
Mar 06: French owners of Peugeot & Citroen agree to buy GM's European unit for £1.9bn
Mar 06: US Pres Trump signs new executive order for 90-day immigrant bar from 6 nations.
Mar 08: UK: Lord Heseltine sacked as Govt Advisor after Brexit rebellion in House of Lords.
Mar 10: Death of ex Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees, 83.
Mar 14: Muirfield Golf Club votes to admit women as members for first time in history.
Mar 15: UK Govt plan to raise National Insurance levels for self-employed is dropped.
Mar 18: Death of US musician & 'father of rock & roll' Chuck Berry aged 90.
Mar 21: Author Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86
Mar 21: Death former IRA leader & Sinn Fin politician Martin McGuinness, aged 66.
Mar 21: UK follows US & bans large electronic devices in cabin baggage on some flights.
Mar 21: US bans large electronic devices in cabin baggage on flights from 8 countries.
Mar 22: UK Policeman stabbed to death & 4 others killed by car in terror attack, Westminster.
Mar 28: Scottish Parlt votes for another independence referendum before UK leaves EU.
Mar 28: UK issues new 12-sided £1 coin with hidden security feature to foil counterfeiters.
Mar 28: US Pres Trump signs executive order to scrap Obama climate change policies.
Mar 29: UK formerly informs European Union that it is leaving EU in 2 years' time (Brexit).
Mar 31: UK: Gang in Croydon attack & seriously injure 17 yr old Kurdish Iranian boy.

10 Years (2012)
Mar 13: Encyclopaedia Britannica ends print edition after 240 years.
Mar 29: UK: Respect Party George Galloway wins Bradford West By-Election.
Mar 31: UK: Anne Robinson hosts final edition of BBC quiz show 'The Weakest Link'.

15 Years (2007)
Mar 14: Death of English actor Gareth Hunt aged 64 ('The New Avengers')
Mar 18: Death of English cricketer & coach Bob Woolmer aged 58.

20 Years (2002)
Mar 23: Death of Australian-born actor Leo McKern aged 82 ('Rumpole of the Bailey').
Mar 24: US film actress Halle Berry is 1st black winner of an Oscar for best actress.
Mar 25: Death football commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme, 81 (1966 World Cup Final).
Mar 27: Death Austrian-born US film director Billy Wilder, 95 ( 'Sunset Boulevard').
Mar 27: Death of British comedian & film actor Dudley Moore, 66 ('Arthur', '10').
Mar 27: Death of US comedian & actor Milton Berle aged 93.
Mar 30: Death of Elizabeth, The Queen Mother aged 101 at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

25 Years (1997)
Mar 04: US President Bill Clinton bans as Govt funding on human cloning research.
Mar 06: Pablo Picasso picture 'Tete de Femme' srtolen fron London gallery.
Mar 09: Death of British screenwriter Terry Nation, 66 (creator of Dr Who's 'Daleks').
Mar 14: Death US film director Fred Zimmeman, 89 ('High Noon', 'From Here to Eternity').
Mar 21: Death Rev W.Audry aged 85 (creator & writer of 'Thomas the Tank Engine').
Mar 22: Comet Hale-Bopp makes its clostest approach to earth.
Mar 23: Start of ITV murder drama series 'Midsomer Murders'.
Mar 24: 'The English Patient' wins Best Picture at Academy Awards.
Mar 31: UK: BBC TV broadcasts 1st episode of children's programme 'Teletubbies'.

30 Years (1992)
Mar 09: Death of former Israeli PM & Nobel Peace Prize winner Menachem Begin, 78.
Mar 09: People's Republic of China ratifies Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Mar 18: White South Africans vote for ending of Apartheid Laws.
Mar 19: Buckingham Palace announce separation of Prince Andrew & Duchess of York.
Mar 24: 'Punch' Magazine announces it is to close after 150 years' publication.

35 Years (1987)
Mar 02: US: Chrysler Corporation aquires American Motors for $1.5billion.
Mar 03: Death of US actor, singer & comedian Danny Kaye, 76 ('White Christmas').
Mar 06: 'Herald of Free Enterprise' car ferry capsizes at Zeebrugge. Over 190 killed.
Mar 21: Death Austrian singer Maria von Trapp, 82 (life inspired 'Sound of Music').
Mar 23: At least 30 injured in IRA bomb blast at British Army base in West Germany.
Mar 24: Walt Disney Company signs agreement to build Euro Disney Resort near Paris.
Mar 28: Death of British actor Patrick Troughton aged 67 ('The Omen', 'Dr Who').

40 Years (1982)
Mar 03: UK: Queen opens £150m Barbican Centre for Arts & Conferences.
Mar 05: Death of US actor John Belushi, aged 33 ('The Blues Brothers').
Mar 16: Danish-born socialite Claus von Bulow found guilty of attempted murder of wife.
Mar 19: Argentinians raise country's flag on South Georgia, Falkland Islands, S.Atlantic.
Mar 21: Death of comedy actor Harry H.Corbett aged 57 ('Steptoe & Son').
Mar 29: 'Chariots of Fire' wins Best Picture at Academy Awards, Los Angeles

45 Years (1977)
Mar 05: Death of Formula 1 racing driver Tom Bryce in crash at South African GP.
Mar 11: US film director Roman Polanski charged with raping a 13 year old girl.
Mar 12: Start Centenary Test Match Australia & England, Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Mar 25: UK: BBC TV broadcasts last episode of prison comedy 'Porridge'.
Mar 27: 580 killed when 2 jumbo jets collide on runway at Tenerife Airport.

50 Years (1972)
Mar 02: Launch of Pioneer 10 spacecraft: 1st man-made satellite to leave solar system.
Mar 13: Novelist Clifford Irving admits making up autobiography of Howard Hughes.
Mar 24: Award-winning film 'The Godfather' goes on release in USA.
Mar 24: British Government proroges N.Ireland Parlt & introduces 'Direct Rule'.
Mar 26: 17 climbers killed in avalanche on Mount Fuji, Japan.
Mar 26: Closure of last trolley-bus service in UK in Bradford.
Mar 29: Death British industrialist J.Arthur Rank, aged 83 (Rank Organisation).
Mar 31: CND march from London to Atomic Weapons Research Unit, Aldermaston.

55 Years (1967)
Mar 04: UK: 1st North Sea Gas is pumped ashore at Easington, Yorkshire
Mar 04: UK: QPR 1st Division 3 club to win Football League Cup at Wembley.
Mar 06: Death of US singer & actor Nelson Eddy aged 65.
Mar 09: Svetlana Alliluyeva (Stalin's daughter) defects to West seeking asylum in India.
Mar 18: Supertanker 'Torrey Canyon' runs aground off Land's End. Major oil pollution.

60 Years (1962)
Mar 19: Release of singer/songwriter Bob Dylan's debut album 'Bob Dylan' in USA.
Mar 22: Barbra Streisand (aged 19) Broadway debut in musical 'I Can Get It For You Wholesale'.

65 Years (1957)
Mar 03: UK enters Eurovision Song Contest, for 1st time in Frankfurt.
Mar 06: Ghana becomes 1st black African country to gain independence.
Mar 08: Egypt re-opens Suez Canal following closure during 1956 Suez Crisis.
Mar 25: 6 countries sign Treaty of Rome to form European Economic Community (EEC).
Mar 26: US singer Elvis Presley buys 'Graceland' mansion, Tennessee for $100,000.
Mar 27: Academy Award for Best Picture goes to 'Around The World in 80 Days'.

75 Years (1947)
Mar 01: International Monetary Fund (IMF) comes into operation.
Mar 09: Death US women's suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt aged 88.
Mar 12: US Pres Harry Truman announces 'Truman Doctrine' to stem Soviet Communism.
Mar 19: Film 'The Best Years of Our Lives' wins 7 Academy Awards.

80 Years (1942)
Mar 12: WW2: US Gewneral Douglas MacArthur evacuated from Philippines.
Mar 18: WW2: USA enacts law to start internment of American Japanese.
Mar 25: Birth of US singer Aretha Franklin.
Mar 27: Birth of British actor Michael York ('Cabaret').
Mar 28: Birth of Welsh politician & former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.
Mar 28: WW2: British commando raid on German-held dockyard at St Nazarre.
Mar 29: Birth of British actress Julie Goodyear ('Bet Lynch' in 'Coronation Street').

85 Years (1937)
Mar 20: Death of British golfer Harry Varden aged 66 ( 6 times Open Champion).

95 Years (1927)
Mar 16: Birth Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov (1st killed in space flight, Soyuz 1, 1967).

100 Years (1922)
Mar 01: Birth of Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin (assassinated).

105 Years (1917)
Mar 01: USA learns of 'Zimmermann Telegram' for German-Mexican military alliance.
Mar 07: 1st jazz record goes on sale: The Dixieland Jazz Band One-Step
Mar 15: Russian Revolution: Abdication of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia.
Mar 31: US buys Danish West Indies ($25 million) and renames them Virgin Islands.

135 Years (1887)
Mar 24: Birth of US silent film star Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle.

140 Years (1882)
Mar 02: 7th & final assassination attempt on Queen Victoria (shot at, Windsor station).

155 Years (1867)
Mar 25: Birth of Italian composer Arturo Toscanini.

295 Years (1727)
Mar 20: Death of English scientist Sir Isaac Newton aged 84.


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