On this day.
1899: Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of the Victoria and Albert Museum. 1960: The Kariba Dam on the Zambesi River was opened by the Queen Mother.
1969: Dubliner Tom McClean completed the first solo transatlantic crossing in a rowing boat.
1978: Compact discs were created by Philips.
1978: Charlie Chaplin's coffin was found 10 miles from the Swiss cemetery where he had been buried after it was stolen on March 2. BIRTHDAYS: Simon Hughes, Liberal Democrat MP, 62; Bill Paxton, actor, 58; Sugar Ray Leonard, former boxer, 57; Enya singer, 52; Jeremy Vine (pictured), journalist, 48; Hill Harper, actor, 47; Andrea Corr, singer, 39; Derek Hough, dancer, 28.