Historical Events on March

  • Concorde


    In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.

  • World War I


    Russia signs the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, agreeing to withdraw from World War I, and conceding German control of the Baltic States, Belarus and Ukraine. It also conceded Turkish control of Ardahan, Kars and Batumi.

  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


    In Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest at the autocratic rule in British India.

  • Nintendo Switch


    Nintendo releases the hybrid video game console Nintendo Switch worldwide to critical acclaim.

  • Joseph Stalin


    Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • Muhammad Ali


    Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.

  • American Revolutionary War


    Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.

  • Arab


    The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.

  • Myanmar


    World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces captured Rangoon, Burma from British.

  • Suez Crisis


    Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.

  • Vietnam War


    Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.

  • 2011 Japanese tsunami


    An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

  • 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami


    A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.

  • Jerusalem

    597 BC

    Babylonians capture Jerusalem, and replace Jeconiah with Zedekiah as king.

  • 2003 invasion of Iraq


    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Robin Cook, resigns from the British Cabinet in disagreement with government plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

  • Treaty on the Adoption of the Republic of Crimea to Russia


    The parliaments of Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty.

  • Twitter


    The social media site Twitter is founded.

  • Reconstruction Era


    Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.