50 Historic Anniversaries in March 2013 for you to write about (and make money from)

Here are 50 newsworthy anniversaries in March 2013 for you to write about (and make money from). The anniversaries are listed 6 months in advance to give you enough time for research and writing.

We have painstakingly cross-checked every entry, but you are advised to check all facts again as part of your research. Please let us know of any errors you find.

This list is a small sample of the entries for March in  The Date-A-Base Book 2013There are more than 300 anniversaries for this month in the book.

The Date-A-Base Book 2013 covers the whole of 2013 from January to December, and gives details of more than 4,000 anniversaries.

The 2014 edition will be available at the end of November.

600 years ago (20 Mar 1413)
Death of King Henry IV of England, succeeded by his son Henry V

500 years ago (9 Mar 1513)
Leo X was elected Pope. (Proclaimed 11th March, crowned 19th March)

200 years ago (8 Mar 1813)
The Philharmonic Society of London (now the Royal Philharmonic Society) held its first concert

200 years ago (19 Mar 1813)
Birth of David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa

150 years ago (3 Mar 1863)
The U.S. Congress passed the first national conscription law and began enrolling men aged 20 to 45 into the Union Army. Conscription was only enforced if there were insufficient volunteers in a particular state; those selected could avoid it by nominating a substitute or paying a fee

150 years ago (4 Mar 1863)
Idaho Territory was officially organised in the USA

150 years ago (25 Mar 1863)
The first U.S. Army Medal of Honor was awarded to Jacob Parrott

150 years ago (30 Mar 1863)
George I became King of Greece

100 years ago (4 Mar 1913)
Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the 28th President of the USA

100 years ago (6 Mar 1913)
Birth of Stewart Granger, British-born American film actor, known for his dashing leading-man roles (‘King Solomon’s Mines’, ‘Scaramouche’, ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’, ‘Beau Brummel’ and others)

100 years ago (10 Mar 1913)
Death of Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist and humanitarian. After escaping from slavery she led hundreds of other slaves to freedom

100 years ago (12 Mar 1913)
The city of Canberra, Australia was officially named. This event is now celebrated annually as Canberra Day, which is held on the second Monday of March

100 years ago (18 Mar 1913)
Death of King George I of Greece (assassinated), succeeded by Constantine I

100 years ago (25 Mar 1913)
Birth of Sir Reo Stakis, Cypriot-born Scottish hotel magnate who founded the Stakis Hotel group (now owned by Hilton)

100 years ago (30 Mar 1913)
Birth of Frankie Laine, American singer and actor; had a string of hits and sang theme songs for many Westerns as well as for the TV series ‘Rawhide’

100 years ago (31 Mar 1913)
Death of John Pierpont Morgan, American financier, banker and industrial organiser who formed General Electric and U.S. Steel Corporation by merging smaller companies

80 years ago (4 Mar 1933)
Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd President of the USA

80 years ago (22 Mar 1933)
The first Nazi concentration camp opened in Dachau, Germany

80 years ago (23 Mar 1933)
The German Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, allowing Adolf Hitler and his cabinet to pass laws without requiring a parliamentary vote

75 years ago (1 Mar 1938)
Death of Gabriele D’Annunzio, Italian poet, novelist, dramatist, short story writer, journalist, and political leader; the leading writer in Italy during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and one of the most colourful and striking personalities of his day

75 years ago (3 Mar 1938)
Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia

75 years ago (13 Mar 1938)
Nazi Germany annexed Austria and incorporated it into the Third Reich as the province of Ostmark

75 years ago (17 Mar 1938)
Birth of Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer. (Died 1993)

60 years ago (5 Mar 1953)
Death of Joseph Stalin, leader/dictator of the Soviet Union (1922–53)

60 years ago (5 Mar 1953)
Death of Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, pianist and conductor; one of the major composers of the 20th century

60 years ago (24 Mar 1953)
Death of Queen Mary of the United Kingdom, Queen Consort of George V, mother of Edward VIII and George VI, grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II

50 years ago (5 Mar 1963)
Death of Patsy Cline, American country music singer

50 years ago (16 Mar 1963)
Death of William Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge, British economist and social reformer whose ‘Beveridge Report’ formed the basis of Britain’s welfare state

50 years ago (21 Mar 1963)
The U.S. Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, closed

50 years ago (22 Mar 1963)
Profumo Affair: the British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, made a statement in the House of Commons in which he denied there was any impropriety in his relationship with Christine Keeler, a model who was also in a sexual relationship with a drug dealer and a Soviet naval attaché. (In June he admitted that he had lied about this, and resigned)

50 years ago (22 Mar 1963)
The Beatles released their first album ‘Please Please Me’

50 years ago (27 Mar 1963)
Dr Richard Beeching, the chairman of British Railways, issued a report (‘The Reshaping of British Railways’) which led to the closure of thousands of miles of railway lines and stations across the country – about a third of the rail network

40 years ago (8 Mar 1973)
In a referendum, the people of Northern Ireland voted to remain within the United Kingdom

40 years ago (8 Mar 1973)
The IRA carried out its first bombing operation in Britain since WWII, planting four car bombs in London. Two of them exploded, killing 1 person and injuring about 200

40 years ago (17 Mar 1973)
The new London Bridge opened in the UK

40 years ago (29 Mar 1973)
Vietnam War: the USA’s military involvement in the war ended as the last U.S. troops left South Vietnam

30 years ago (2 Mar 1983)
Compact Disc players and discs went on sale in the USA and Europe for the first time. Only 16 albums were available on CD at that time. (Compact disc players were first released in Japan on 1st Oct 1982)

30 years ago (18 May 1983)
Death of King Umberto II of Italy

30 years ago (23 Mar 1983)
U.S. President Ronald Reagan proposed the ‘Star Wars’ defence system, using satellites to detect and destroy enemy missiles

30 years ago (26 Mar 1983)
Death of Anthony Blunt, British art historian and Soviet spy

25 years ago (16 Mar 1988)
Iran-Iraq War – Halabja poison gas attack. Thousands of people were killed when Iraqi government forces used chemical weapons against the Kurdish town of Halabja

25 years ago (16 Mar 1988)
Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice-Admiral John Poindexter were indicted on charges of conspiring to defraud the USA

25 years ago (18 Mar 1988)
Death of Percy Thrower, British gardener, TV/radio broadcaster and writer; Britain’s first celebrity gardener

20 years ago (5 Mar 1993)
Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from athletics for life after testing positive for drugs for a second time

10 years ago (8 Mar 2003)
Death of Adam Faith, British singer and actor

10 years ago (10 Mar 2003)
Death of Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer

10 years ago (11 Mar 2003)
The International Criminal Court held its inaugural session in The Hague, the Netherlands

10 years ago (15 Mar 2003)
Death of Dame Thora Hird, British actress

10 years ago (18 Mar 2003)
Death of Adam Osborne, British-born American computer pioneer who introduced the first portable personal computer, the Osborne 1

10 years ago (20 Mar 2003)
The Second Gulf War began as U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq and carried out air strikes on the capital, Baghdad

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