Reparations paid by the Chinese to the US following the Boxer Rebellion were used to open Tsinghua University in Beijing on 11 April, 1911.
In the first games, which began on 6 April, 1896, 241 athletes from 14 countries competed in 43 events.
The deal to buy Alaska from Russia was signed on 30 March 1867.
The American poet died on March 26th, 1892 after completing his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, a year earlier.
The Reinheitsgebot was adopted on 23 April 1516.
Ralegh's fateful attempt to discover El Dorado began on March 17th, 1617.
A major conflict in the Chilean War of Independence was fought on 12 February 1817.
The decree that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans was passed on 19 February 1942.
Commemorating the overnight resting places of Eleanor's coffin, the 12 crosses were unveiled on 28 November 1291.
The 'healer' and friend to Tsar Nicholas II was killed on 17 December 1916.