On This Day In History, 19 March


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World Events Today

  • The first Constitution of Spain was ratified today in 1812
  • International Women’s Day, IWD, was recognized for the first time today in 1911, an estimated one million people took part across Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland
  • The world’s last known male northern white rhino died today in 2018, 2 females remain

Entertainment Events Today

  • Australia won the very first Test Match in cricket today in 1877, they beat England by 45 runs at Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • The London Planetarium, next to Madame Tussauds, was opened today in 1958 by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
  • The Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah, announced their separation today in 1992

Family Events Today

  • The British comedian and magician Tommy Cooper, renowned for his red fez, was born today in 1921
  • The Swiss actress, model and sex symbol Ursula Andress, best known for her role as Honey Ryder in the first James Bond movie Doctor No, was born today in 1936
  • The actor Bruce Willis, star of the Die Hard movies and the Moonlighting series, was born today in 1955 in West Germany, he and his family moved to the United States when he was 2 years old

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Chocolate Caramel Day

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