This Week in History

17 March, 1959: The Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India, as followers and advisers of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, feared for his life after a revolt had erupted in Lhasa against the Chinese.

18 March, 1965: Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first person to walk in space.

19 March, 1911: The first International Women's Day is observed by over 1 million people in several European countries.

20 March, 1916: Albert Einstein presents his general theory of relativity.

21 March, 2006: Co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey sends the world's first Twitter message, or tweet.

22 March, 1945: The Arab League is founded.

23 March 1940: Adoption of the Pakistan Resolution by the Muslim League at the Minar-e-Pakistan took place in Lahore.