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March 1: Independence Day in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992); Rio Carnival begins in Brazil (2019); National Pig Day in the United States; Saint David's Day in Wales; Yap Day in Yap

Warwick Armstrong, c. 1905
Warwick Armstrong

Roger North (d. 1734) · Mercedes de Acosta (b. 1893) · Mustafa Barzani (d. 1979)

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March 2: The Nineteen-Day Fast begins (Bahá'í Faith, 2019)

Vladimír Remek in 2007
Vladimír Remek

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (b. 1705) · Alexander Bullock (b. 1816) · Dusty Springfield (d. 1999)

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March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria (1878); Hinamatsuri in Japan

Jethro Tull in concert in 1973
Jethro Tull in concert

Michael Kantakouzenos Şeytanoğlu (d. 1578) · Georg Cantor (b. 1845) · Rebecca Lancefield (d. 1981)

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March 4: Shrove Monday (Western Christianity, 2019), Maha Shivaratri (Hinduism, 2019)

John Flamsteed
John Flamsteed

Hindal Mirza (b. 1519) · Edwards Pierrepont (b. 1817) · Izaak Kolthoff (d. 1993)

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March 5: Shrove Tuesday (Western Christianity, 2019); Learn from Lei Feng Day in China; St Piran's Day in Cornwall, United Kingdom

The Boston Massacre, depicted in an engraving by Paul Revere
The Bloody Massacre, engraved by Paul Revere

Edward Cornwallis (b. 1713) · Olav Bjaaland (b. 1873) · Ailsa McKay (d. 2014)

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March 6: Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity, 2019); Independence Day in Ghana (1957)

Petru Groza
Petru Groza

Alvise Loredan (d. 1466) · Lucy Barnes (b. 1780) · Shaukat Aziz (b. 1949)

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March 7

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

Robert Townsend (d. 1838) · Mochtar Lubis (b. 1922) · Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (b. 1961)

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March 8: International Women's Day

Anne of Great Britain
Anne of Great Britain

Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge (d. 1819) · Beatrice Shilling (b. 1909) · Alfons Rebane (d. 1976)

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March 9

Bust of Adam Smith
Bust of Adam Smith

Abu Maʿshar (d. 886) · Eddie Foy Sr. (b. 1856) · Jane Joseph (d. 1929)

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March 10

Artist's impression of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in an elliptical low Mars orbit
Artist's impression of MRO orbiting Mars

John Benbow (b. 1653) · Charles Frederick Worth (d. 1895) · Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (d. 2010)

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March 11: National Heroes and Benefactors Day in Belize (2019); Commonwealth Day in the Commonwealth of Nations (2019)

Dale Dyke Dam in Sheffield, after its rupture
Dale Dyke Dam in Sheffield, after its rupture

Clemente Tabone (d. 1665) · Benjamin Tupper (b. 1738) · Didier Drogba (b. 1978)

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March 12

Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu
Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu

Symeon the New Theologian (d. 1022) · Lilian Faithfull (b. 1865) · Zhao Wei (b. 1976)

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March 13

Imperial War Flag in use during the Kapp Putsch
Reichskriegsflagge in use during the Kapp Putsch

John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden (b. 1719) · Hans Gude (b. 1825) · Anne Acheson (d. 1962)

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

Poster for The Mikado
Poster for The Mikado

Thomas R. Marshall (b. 1854) · Karl Marx (d. 1883) · Jessica Gallagher (b. 1986)

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March 15: Ides of March

2015 Women's Boat Race
2015 Women's Boat Race

Albert of Schwarzburg (d. 1327) · Johan Vaaler (b. 1866) · Lauren Ebsary (b. 1983)

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March 16: Remembrance day of the Latvian legionnaires

Clifford's Tower, York Castle
Clifford's Tower, York Castle

John Leverett (d. 1678/79) · Anna Atkins (b. 1799) · Virginia Randolph (d. 1958)

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March 17: Saint Patrick's Day

Golda Meir
Golda Meir

Edith New (b. 1877) · Toni Preckwinkle (b. 1947) · Shu Xiuwen (d. 1969)

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March 18

Traian Vuia's monoplane
Traian Vuia's monoplane

Matthew III Csák (d. 1321) · Edgar Cayce (b. 1877) · Vanessa Williams (b. 1963)

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March 19

Clara Zetkin
Clara Zetkin

Lord Edmund Howard (d. 1539) · Ernestine Rose (b. 1880) · Joe Gaetjens (b. 1924)

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March 20: Fast of Esther (Judaism, 2019); Birth of Ali/Father's Day in Iran (2019)

Bust of Maximinus Thrax
Bust of Maximinus Thrax

Alexios III of Trebizond (d. 1390) · Elizabeth Rona (b. 1890) · Ai Ogawa (d. 2010)

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March 21: Purim (Judaism, 2019)

Alexander H. Stephens
Alexander H. Stephens

Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (b. 1867) · Salvador Lutteroth (b. 1897) · Wolfgang Wagner (d. 2010)

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March 22: World Water Day; Shushan Purim in Jerusalem and Susa (Judaism, 2019)

Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci

Caroline Norton (b. 1808) · Juan Uribe (b. 1979) · Bebo Valdés (d. 2013)

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March 23: Pakistan Day (1956)

Bhagat Singh
Bhagat Singh

Zhou Chi (d. 851) · Nathaniel Reed (b. 1862) · Akira Kurosawa (b. 1910)

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March 24: World Tuberculosis Day

M. tuberculosis cells
M. tuberculosis cells

Elizabeth Ridgeway (d. 1684) · Lorna Hodgkinson (d. 1951) · Jessica Chastain (b. 1977)

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March 25: Bengali Genocide Remembrance Day

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia

José de Espronceda (b. 1808) · Selim Sırrı Tarcan (b. 1874) · Lorna Arnold (d. 2014)

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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

Julie-Victoire Daubié (b. 1824) · Fred Karno (b. 1866) · Constantin Fehrenbach (d. 1926)

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March 27

USS Constitution
USS Constitution

Jane Colden (b. 1724) · Jan van Beers (b. 1852) · Elisheva Bikhovski (d. 1949)

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March 28: Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

James Callaghan
James Callaghan

Isabella Markham (b. 1527) · Maxim Gorky (b. 1868) · Charles Schepens (d. 2006)

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

Memorial for the Battle of Towton
Memorial for the Battle of Towton

Thomas Coram (d. 1751) · Georges Seurat (d. 1891) · Ruth A. M. Schmidt (d. 2014)

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March 30: Earth Hour (20:30 local time in various areas, 2019); Land Day (Palestinians)

Alex Trebek, longtime host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek, longtime host of Jeopardy!

Kazimierz Łyszczyński (d. 1689) · Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (d. 1842) · DJ AM (b. 1973)

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March 31: Mothering Sunday (Western Christianity, 2019); Cesar Chavez Day in various U.S. states

Woodcut picture of Matthew C. Perry
Woodcut picture of Matthew C. Perry

Anne Hyde (d. 1671) · Pieter Burman the Elder (d. 1741) · Liz Claiborne (b. 1929)

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