The incident at Three Mile Island heralded a dramatic shift in public attitudes towards nuclear power and the second reactor never returned to service.
Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was confined to permanent quarantine on North Brother Island in New York.
At 9am on the 26th March 1945, the Battle of Iwo Jima ended as US Marines officially secured the island from the Japanese Imperial Army during the War in the Pacific.
The marchers arrived in Montgomery on 25 March, where King made his ‘How Long, Not Long’ speech to a crowd of more than 25,000 people.
On the 24th March 1721, German composer Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated what were to become known as the Brandenburg Concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, the younger brother of King Frederick I of Prussia.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition began its journey home, having crossed the western United States.
On the 22nd March 1621, Dutch legal scholar Hugo Grotius – also known as Hugo de Groot – escaped imprisonment in Loevestein Castle concealed inside a book chest.
By the time the concert began at 10pm on 21 March there were thousands of people outside the arena unable to get in who resorted to breaking through the doors.
The party quickly built support and by 1856 it proved to be the dominant political force in the North when John C. Fremont, the first Republican presidential candidate, won 11 of the 16 Northern states.
The first stone of Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia basilica was laid.
Despite a reward of $10 million, and extensive investigations by the FBI, none of the works have ever been recovered and nobody has ever been arrested for the robbery.
A referendum in South Africa resulted in white South Africans voting to end apartheid.
On the 16th March 1968, US soldiers from Company C of the Americal Division’s 11th Infantry Brigade committed the My Lai Massacre.
By January 1917 he was still no closer to being caught, and Pershing’s forces were ordered to withdraw and return to the United States.