1 / 3 Next pageFinal page
Event
Anniversary
Expand view
19 Mar
2018
Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros, died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The 45-year-old rhino was euthanised after suffering from “age-related…Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros, died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The 45-year-old rhino was euthanised after suffering from “age-related complications”
1 year ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2011
Knut the polar bear, who became famous when he was hand-reared by keepers at Berlin Zoo after his mother rejected him, died suddenly at age four. The Knut phenomenon generated over…Knut the polar bear, who became famous when he was hand-reared by keepers at Berlin Zoo after his mother rejected him, died suddenly at age four. The Knut phenomenon generated over 5m euros ($7m) in extra income for the zoo in his short life
8 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2011
A coalition of countries, led by Britain, France and the U.S., launched airborne attacks on Libyan air defences and command and control facilities, as well as Gaddafi’s forces…A coalition of countries, led by Britain, France and the U.S., launched airborne attacks on Libyan air defences and command and control facilities, as well as Gaddafi’s forces advancing on Benghazi
8 years ago
19 Mar
2010
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared that a six-year war against Houthi fighters in the north of the country was overYemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared that a six-year war against Houthi fighters in the north of the country was over
9 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2010
The Quartet on the Middle East, the United Nations, United States, European Union, and Russia, condemned Israel for announcing plans to build hundreds of new homes in East…The Quartet on the Middle East, the United Nations, United States, European Union, and Russia, condemned Israel for announcing plans to build hundreds of new homes in East Jerusalem and also called on Israel to “freeze all settlements in Palestinian territories”
9 years ago
19 Mar
2009
Austrian Josef Fritzl was jailed for life for the 24-year imprisonment and rape of his daughter Elisabeth, by whom he fathered seven childrenAustrian Josef Fritzl was jailed for life for the 24-year imprisonment and rape of his daughter Elisabeth, by whom he fathered seven children
10 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2009
North Korea arrested two female U.S. journalists near its border with China. The arrests came amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington over North Korea’s plans…North Korea arrested two female U.S. journalists near its border with China. The arrests came amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington over North Korea’s plans to launch a satellite into space
10 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2008
British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke died in his adopted home of Sri Lanka at the age of 90. Clarke came to fame in 1968 when his short story The Sentinel was made…British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke died in his adopted home of Sri Lanka at the age of 90. Clarke came to fame in 1968 when his short story The Sentinel was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrick. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, and foresaw the concept of communication satellites, though he said he did not patent the idea because he did not think it would happen in his lifetime. In the 1940s, he maintained man would reach the moon by the year 2000, an idea dismissed at the time
11 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2008
Paul Scofield, one of Britain's greatest Shakespearean actors, died from leukaemia at the age of 86. He is best remembered as Sir Thomas More in the play A Man for All Seasons,…Paul Scofield, one of Britain's greatest Shakespearean actors, died from leukaemia at the age of 86. He is best remembered as Sir Thomas More in the play A Man for All Seasons, which opened in London in 1960, and in which Scofield made a triumphant debut on Broadway the following year. He also won an Oscar for the film version in 1967. In 1962 he played what is generally regarded to have been his greatest role, King Lear in Peter Brook’s production, first at Stratford, then in London, Paris, Moscow and New York. In 2004, his portrayal was voted the greatest performance in a Shakespeare play by a panel of Royal Shakespeare Company actors, including Sir Ian McKellen, Ian Richardson and Sir Antony Sher
11 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2007
The government of the Marshall Islands declared a state of emergency and sent ships to supply drinking water to outlying islands due to a prolonged drought. Many islands in the…The government of the Marshall Islands declared a state of emergency and sent ships to supply drinking water to outlying islands due to a prolonged drought. Many islands in the western Pacific island nation of 60,000 people had had little rain since January
12 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2006
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said he believed Iraq was engaged in a civil war, although the country had not yet passed “the point of no return”. U.S. and British…Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said he believed Iraq was engaged in a civil war, although the country had not yet passed “the point of no return”. U.S. and British officials disputed calling the conflict a civil war
13 years ago
19 Mar
2005
Wales won its first rugby union grand slam in 27 years, defeating Ireland 32-20 in the final match of the Six Nations championshipWales won its first rugby union grand slam in 27 years, defeating Ireland 32-20 in the final match of the Six Nations championship
14 years ago
19 Mar
2004
Three Moroccans and two Indians were remanded in custody in Spain in connection with the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 peopleThree Moroccans and two Indians were remanded in custody in Spain in connection with the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people
15 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2003
For the second time in a year, the U.S. Senate voted to reject a plan to allow oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge. The defeat was a major setback for the Bush…For the second time in a year, the U.S. Senate voted to reject a plan to allow oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge. The defeat was a major setback for the Bush administration, which insisted that oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would help safeguard America’s energy supplies
16 years ago
19 Mar
2003
Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S.-led offensive to oust Saddam Hussein, began with a night raid by 40 Tomahawk missiles on BaghdadOperation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S.-led offensive to oust Saddam Hussein, began with a night raid by 40 Tomahawk missiles on Baghdad
16 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
2002
British scientists reported that an Antarctic ice shelf 200 metres thick and with a surface area of 3,250 square kilometres had broken apart in less than a month. They said the…British scientists reported that an Antarctic ice shelf 200 metres thick and with a surface area of 3,250 square kilometres had broken apart in less than a month. They said the Larsen B shelf, on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, had fragmented into small icebergs
17 years ago
19 Mar
2002
Zimbabwe was suspended from the 54-nation Commonwealth for one year in protest at President Robert Mugabe’s victory in an election widely regarded as fraudulentZimbabwe was suspended from the 54-nation Commonwealth for one year in protest at President Robert Mugabe’s victory in an election widely regarded as fraudulent
17 years ago
19 Mar
2000
Separatist gunmen massacred 36 Sikhs in the disputed state of Kashmir just hours ahead of a visit to India by President ClintonSeparatist gunmen massacred 36 Sikhs in the disputed state of Kashmir just hours ahead of a visit to India by President Clinton
19 years ago
19 Mar
1999
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that up to 240,000 people had fled their homes in Kosovo as Serb attacks in the province mountedThe UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that up to 240,000 people had fled their homes in Kosovo as Serb attacks in the province mounted
20 years ago
19 Mar
1998
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch bought the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team for $350 millionMedia tycoon Rupert Murdoch bought the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team for $350 million
21 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
1998
British lieutenants Sue Moore and Melanie Rees became the first women to command Royal Navy warships in the service’s 400-year history. Moore was given command of HMS Dasher and…British lieutenants Sue Moore and Melanie Rees became the first women to command Royal Navy warships in the service’s 400-year history. Moore was given command of HMS Dasher and Rees that of HMS Express
21 years ago
Expand view
19 Mar
1997
The World Health Organisation announced that a new treatment strategy for tuberculosis could save millions of lives over the next 10 years and avoid multi-drug resistant…The World Health Organisation announced that a new treatment strategy for tuberculosis could save millions of lives over the next 10 years and avoid multi-drug resistant tuberculosis
22 years ago
19 Mar
1996
Sarajevo became a united city again after four years of warfare when Bosnian and Croat authorities took control of the last district held by SerbsSarajevo became a united city again after four years of warfare when Bosnian and Croat authorities took control of the last district held by Serbs
23 years ago
19 Mar
1996
Nelson Mandela was granted a divorce from his second wife, WinnieNelson Mandela was granted a divorce from his second wife, Winnie
23 years ago
1 / 3 Next pageFinal page

Welcome to Graphic News

If you are new to Graphic News there is a Website Guide to help you find your way around.



Cookies