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  • Vallauris, France
    Thursday Mar 2, 1961

    Pablo Picasso

    Second Marriage

    Vallauris, France
    Thursday Mar 2, 1961

    Jacqueline Roque (1927–1986) worked at the Madoura Pottery in Vallauris on the French Riviera, where Picasso made and painted ceramics. She became his lover, and then his second wife in 1961. The two were together for the remainder of Picasso's life.




  • United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 27, 1961

    James Bond

    Thunderball was published

    United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 27, 1961

    Thunderball is the ninth book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series and the eighth full-length Bond novel. It was first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 27 March 1961, where the initial print run of 50,938 copies quickly sold out.




  • South Africa
    Wednesday Mar 29, 1961

    Nelson Mandela

    The Innocence

    South Africa
    Wednesday Mar 29, 1961

    On 29 March 1961, six years after the Treason Trial began, the judges produced a verdict of not guilty, ruling that there was insufficient evidence to convict the accused of "high treason", since they had advocated neither communism nor violent revolution; the outcome embarrassed the government.




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