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    1 - St David's Day (patron of Walesdragon2.gif (5512 bytes), 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]

                

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Michelangelo's Birthday (1475) 

Renaissance painter, sculptor, poet etc,

'decorated' Sistine Chapel

(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 struggwomensymbol.gif (1644 bytes)le 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)

kerouacDK.jpg (16808 bytes) 12 - Birthday Jack Kerouac (1922), American Beat Generation Writer, perhaps best-known for "On the Road"

Jack Kerouac was On the Road...'

 

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        14 -Albert Einstein's Birthday (born 1879, Germany / died 18 April 1955, U.S.A)

einsteintongue2.gif (15884 bytes)'God does not play dice'

 

            17 - St. Patrick's Day (Ireland)

            18 - Kamikazes first attacked US ships (WW2, 1945)

                  -    ParisBarricade18March1871.jpg (46930 bytes)  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.
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          19 - Illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq began (2003) - click here for internal Iraq War  links

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        21/23 - Vernal Equinox (Northern Hemisphere):

                                equi.gif (7243 bytes) Spring is here, bring on the daffs, little lambs etc

               22 - World WATER Day who_advocacy_guide_on_water_for_life2_IRC_righthand.jpg (5406 bytes)

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"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)

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                  28 - Nuclear leak at Three Mile Island (1979)

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                 29 - Coca Cola invented (1886)

                     - UK Women got the Vote (1929) & about time too!

JohnDonne.jpg (30022 bytes) 31st March - John Donne, English Metaphysical Poet & Preacher, died 1631.


"Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow,
die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me."

"No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee."

see Death

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"Licence my roving hands, and let them go,
Before, behind, between, above, below."

see Sex

           

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