1 - St David's Day (patron of Wales, good vegetarian, famous last words: 'do the little things')
- also Botticelli's Birthday.
3 - Johann Pachelbel, German baroque composer, died (1706). Most famous for Canon in D,
which you are hearing if your sound is turned on... [NB Embedded Sound requires Internet Explorer]
|(UP AGAINST GOLIATH!)|
- Davy Crockett died at the Alamo (1836)
8 - International Women's Day
"International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Lysistrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war; during the French Revolution, Parisian women calling for "liberty, equality, fraternity" marched on Versailles to demand women's suffrage. " (United Nations)
See, also, Ballroom Dancing for Militant Feminists...
10 - world's first telephone call, made by inventor Alexander Graham Bell (1876)
- Japanese soldier found on Lubang Island in Philippines, believing World War 2 was still being fought (1974) - have YOU ever carried on fighting old wars long after they've ended?!
11 - Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami & Nuclear Meltdown (2011)
|12 - Birthday Jack Kerouac (1922), American Beat Generation Writer, perhaps
best-known for "On the Road"
14 -Albert Einstein's Birthday (born 1879, Germany / died 18 April 1955, U.S.A)
17 - St. Patrick's Day (Ireland)
18 - Kamikazes first attacked US ships (WW2, 1945)
- Paris Commune established (1871)
|On 19th March 1921, brutal Bolshevik forces took control of Kronstadt, suppressing the uprising by Soviet sailors
who had demanded various rights & freedoms.
19 - Illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq began (2003) - click here for internal Iraq War links
21/23 - Vernal Equinox (Northern Hemisphere):
Spring is here, bring on the daffs, little lambs etc
22 - World WATER Day
"4 of every 10 people in the world do not have access to even a simple pit latrine and nearly 2 in 10 have no source of safe drinking-water." (World Health Organisation)
25 - Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (1989)
28 - Nuclear leak at Three Mile Island (1979)
29 - Coca Cola invented (1886)
- UK Women got the Vote (1929) & about time too!
|31st March - John
Donne, English Metaphysical Poet & Preacher, died 1631.
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