March 19

This Day in History

1994

Record-Breaking Omelette Made

For the people of Yokohama, Japan, the monster of all breakfasts became a reality on 19 March 1994. In a record-breaking culinary extravaganza, volunteers from the watch manufacturer Swatch prepared … (more...)

1970

Heads of East and West Germany meet

For the first time in history, Willy Brandt and Willi Stoph, the leaders of the West and East German governments, respectively, meet at Erfurt in East Germany. Chancellor Brandt's decision to pursue … (more...)

1861

New Zealand’s First Taranaki War Ends

On this day in 1861, the First Taranaki War, between the New Zealand government and the indigenous Maori, ended in a tense cease-fire. Some 2.4 square kilometres of land lay at the heart of the … (more...)