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  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Mar 31, 1850

    David Copperfield

    Household Words

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Mar 31, 1850

    Although plunged into the writing of his novel, Dickens set out to create a new journal, Household Words, the first issue of which appeared on 31 March 1850. This daunting task, however, did not seem to slow down the writing of David Copperfield: I am "busy as a bee", he writes happily to the actor William Macready.




  • England
    Monday Mar 31, 1952

    Alan Turing

    The Trial

    England
    Monday Mar 31, 1952

    Turing was later convinced by the advice of his brother and his own solicitor, and he entered a plea of guilty. The case, Regina v. Turing and Murray, was brought to trial on 31 March 1952. Turing was convicted and given a choice between imprisonment and probation. His probation would be conditional on his agreement to undergo hormonal physical changes designed to reduce libido. He accepted the option of injections of what was then called stilboestrol (now known as diethylstilbestrol or DES), a synthetic oestrogen; this feminization of his body was continued for the course of one year.




  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1953

    James Bond

    Dr. No was published

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1953

    Dr. No novel was published. Dr. No is the sixth novel by the English author Ian Fleming to feature his British Secret Service agent James Bond. Fleming wrote the novel in early 1957 at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 31, 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    580,000 people visited the palace

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 31, 2017

    In the year to 31 March 2017, 580,000 people visited the palace, and 154,000 visited the gallery.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

    Prince Harry

    Harry and his wife have agreed not to use their Royal Highness styles

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

    On 18 January 2020, Buckingham Palace announced that, following their decision to step back from royal duties, from 31 March 2020 Harry and his wife have agreed not to use their Royal Highness styles, but as a British prince he will not be stripped of his style and titles.




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