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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 25th March

Today’s posting begins with Arnošt of Pardubic, Archbishop of Prague who must have consulted the astronomical clock before being born in 1297. Not the toga wearing grape munching Roman emperor, but Surrey cricketer – Julius Caesar bowled out in 1830. 486 more words

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 24th March

Today’s posting begins with Queen of Denmark and Norway, Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg initially masqueraded in 1628. Inventor of the marine chronometer, John Harrison got his bearings in 1693. 538 more words

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 23rd March

Today’s posting begins with assassin of Rasputin, Prince Felix Felixovich Yusupov was born in 1887, and who we have to thank for St. Vitus’ dance sufferer Bobby Farrell plus Boney M for the song about his target. 633 more words

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 22nd March

Births today start with President of the French Republic, Joseph Athanase Gaston Paul Doumer, who dropped the first three names to be known as Paul Doumer, smelt the garlic from 1857. 437 more words

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 20th March

Scottish fans of deep fried Mars Bars will be pleased to hear Forrest Edward Mars Sr., deigned us with his presence in 1904. Oldest son of John Rockefeller, the rather imaginatively named John Rockefeller III was a refined child in 1906. 630 more words

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths - 20th March

We start the births paragraph with first Norwegian of the day, writer (and owner of some very fine mutton chops), Henrik Johan Ibsen became a pillar of society from 1828. 589 more words

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 19th March

Medical missionary David Livingstone starts things off today given he started exploring things in 1813. Subject of 1994 film starring Kevin Costner, pot shotter at the O.K. 464 more words