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19th March

1813 * Dr. David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer.

1853 During the Taiping Rebellion in China, the rebels captured Nanking and renamed it T'en-ching 'Heavenly Capital'.

1928 * Patrick McGoohan, British actor, best known for his role in the TV series, The Prisoner.

1931 Alka-Seltzer was marketed for the first time in the US.

1936 * Ursula Andress, Swiss actress who made her name in the James Bond film Dr. No (1968).

1953 The Academy Awards were first televised.

1955 * Bruce Willis, US actor who starred in the TV series Moonlighting.

1958 Britain's first planetarium opened at Madame Tussaud's, London.

1976 Princess Margaret separated from her photographer husband, Lord Snowdon.

1986 Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson.

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