March 20, 1760 - The great fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings.
March 20, 1956 - Tunisia gained independence from France.
March 20, 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar.
March 21, 1859 - In Philadelphia, the first Zoological Society was incorporated.
March 21, 1961 - The Beatles played at Liverpool's Cavern Club for the first time.
March 21, 1970 - "ABC" by the Jackson Five was released.
March 21, 1994 - Wayne Gretzky tied Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals.
March 22, 1733 - Joseph Priestly invented carbonated water (seltzer).
March 22, 1765 - The Stamp Act was passed. It was the first direct British tax on the American colonists. It was repealed on March 17, 1766.
March 22, 1873 - Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico.
March 22, 1934 - The first Masters golf championship began in Augusta, GA.
March 22, 1963 - The Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," was released in the U.K.
March 22, 1995 - Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned to Earth after setting a record for 438 days in space.
March 23, 1775 - American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, "give me liberty, or give me death!"
March 23, 1794 - Josiah G. Pierson patented a rivet machine.
March 23, 1806 - Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began their return journey to the east.
March 23, 1839 - The first recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] was used in Boston's Morning Post.
March 23, 1912 - The Dixie Cup was invented.
March 23, 1963 - The Beach Boys released "Surfin U.S.A."
March 24, 1664 - A charter to colonize Rhode Island was granted to Roger Williams in London.
March 24, 1882 - German professor Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis germ (bacillus).
March 24, 1924 - Greece became a republic.
March 24, 1941 - Glenn Miller began work on his first motion picture for 20th Century Fox. The film was "Sun Valley Serenade."
March 24, 1955 - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams debuted on Broadway.
March 24, 1958 - Elvis Presley was sworn into the U.S. Army.
March 25, 1609 - Henry Hudson left on an exploration for Dutch East India Co.
March 25, 1776 - The Continental Congress authorized a medal for General George Washington.
March 25, 1947 - A coalmine explosion in Centralia, IL, killed 111 people.
March 25, 1966 - The U.S. Supreme court ruled that the "poll tax" was unconstitutional.
March 25, 1968 - The 58th and final episode of "The Monkees" TV show was aired.
March 25, 1982 - Wayne Gretzky became the first player in the NHL to score 200 points in a season.
March 26, 1804 - The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans.
March 26, 1965 - It was announced that Jeff Beck would take Eric Clapton's place in the Yardbirds.
March 26, 1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers broke a National Basketball Association record by winning 69 of their 82 games.
March 26, 1989 - The first free elections took place in the Soviet Union. Boris Yeltsin was elected.