The first first-class cricket match was played at Broadhalfpenny Down, near Hambledon, in the south of England
The first first-class cricket match was played at Broadhalfpenny Down, near Hambledon, in the south of England

The 1953–54 season of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy was the first edition of the tournament, and the inaugural first-class cricket competition played in Pakistan following its independence in 1947.

- 1953–54 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Pakistan Railways (usually known simply as Railways) were a Pakistani first-class cricket side who played in the Patron's Trophy and Quaid-i-Azam Trophy from 1953-54 to 1995-96.

- Pakistan Railways cricket team

With few exceptions, it has been staged annually since it was first played during the 1953/54 season.

- Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

It won the inaugural season of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy in 1953–54, under the captaincy of Khan Mohammad.

- Bahawalpur cricket team

In December 1953, Khadim became one of the first umpires to officiate a domestic first-class match in post-independence Pakistan, umpiring the match between Bahawalpur and Sind in the inaugural season of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy.

- Khadim Hussain (cricketer)
Badge of the Kingdom of Ireland
Arthur Guinness
Badge of the Kingdom of Ireland
Edmund Burke
Junction of R668 and R665 roads in Clogheen
Richard Steele
Shanrahan Graveyard, where Nicholas Sheehy is buried

15 March – Nicholas Sheehy, the Roman Catholic priest of Clogheen, County Tipperary, and an open opponent of the Penal Laws against Catholics, having been tried on dubious evidence as an accessory to murder, is hanged, drawn and quartered at Clonmel.

- 1766 in Ireland

Frances Sheridan, novelist and playwright (d. 1766)

- 1724 in Ireland

Jonathan Smedley, religious opportunist and satirical victim who engaged in polemic with Jonathan Swift and the Tory party (d.1729)

- 1671 in Ireland

March 30 – Jonathan Smedley, Dean of Clogher and Whig satirist (b. 1671)

- 1729 in Ireland

A former Catholic parish priest of Clogheen, Nicholas Sheehy, is buried at Shanrahan graveyard just outside the village, having been executed in 1766.

- Clogheen, County Tipperary
Oudin at the 2016 US Open
Sock at the 2022 BNP Paribas Primrose Bordeaux
Bergs at the 2021 Internationaux de Tennis de Vendée
Two singles players playing a tennis match at the Australian Open
Amanmuradova during the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying
Oudin at the 2010 US Open
Sock at the 2013 French Open
Amanmuradova at the US Open, 2010
Oudin at the 2011 Texas Open
Sock and Vasek Pospisil (pictured in 2015) won the gentlemen's doubles title at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships
Oudin at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
Sock at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
Sock at the 2018 French Open

The former world junior No. 2 was a member of the American Fed Cup team from 2009 to 2011 and the winner of the 2011 US Open mixed-doubles title, with fellow American player Jack Sock.

- Melanie Oudin

Sock has won four major titles: one in mixed doubles at the 2011 US Open partnering Melanie Oudin, and three men's doubles titles at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships partnering Vasek Pospisil, and the 2018 Wimbledon Championships and 2018 US Open partnering Mike Bryan.

- Jack Sock

Bergs won his first Challenger title at the 2021 Saint Petersburg Challenger in March and later on in the month, would win his second Challenger title at the 2021 Lille Challenger.

- Zizou Bergs

🇧🇪 Zizou Bergs

- 2021 Saint Petersburg Challenger

Amanmuradova began the year by reaching the second round at the Australian Open, defeating Melanie Oudin in the first round before falling to María José Martínez Sánchez.

- Akgul Amanmuradova
Rublev at the 2019 Rolex Paris Masters
Wawrinka at the 2019 French Open
Monfils at the 2019 French Open
Nishikori at the 2018 French Open
Two singles players playing a tennis match at the Australian Open
Rublev playing at the junior US Open in 2013.
Wawrinka serves during his upset win versus Andy Murray at the 2010 US Open
Monfils with the 2016 Citi Open trophy
Nishikori at the 2008 US Open.
Rublev at the 2014 Kremlin Cup
Wawrinka at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
Monfils at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
Nishikori at the 2011 Australian Open.
Rublev in day 1 of the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying round.
Wawrinka about to serve at the 2013 US Open.
Monfils at the 2021 French Open
Nishikori at the 2011 French Open.
Rublev at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
Wawrinka at the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals
Nishikori at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
Rublev playing in the 2022 Monte Carlo Masters
Wawrinka at 2016 French Open
Nishikori at the 2015 French Open, after his victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Wawrinka playing in the 2022 Monte Carlo Masters
Nishikori at the 2016 US Open
Wawrinka at the 2013 US Open
Kei Nishikori at the 2018 Citi Open
Wawrinka at the 2015 French Open
Nishikori at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Wawrinka at the 2016 US Open
Nishikori at the 2015 Australian Open.

🇷🇺 Andrey Rublev def. 🇭🇺 Márton Fucsovics, 7–6(7–4), 6–4

- 2021 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

Rublev started the 2016 year at the Chennai Open, losing to Stan Wawrinka in the second round.

- Andrey Rublev

He did better in Cincinnati, making it to the third round before being defeated by Stan Wawrinka, who ended up a semifinalist in the event.

- Kei Nishikori

He was eventually beaten by finalist Kei Nishikori in five sets.

- Stan Wawrinka

In March, Monfils reached the quarterfinals of two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments – Indian Wells and Miami, losing to Raonic and Kei Nishikori respectively.

- Gaël Monfils
Aerial view of the Guadalupe ruins, 1932
Manuel L. Quezon, the 2nd president of the Philippines and the visionary behind the creation of Quezon City is the namesake of the city
Ayala Avenue (1982)
Old center of Pasig near the Pasig Cathedral
Nichols Field runway with Manila in the background, taken prior to 1941
The old Capitol in Pasig, which was the seat of government for the province until the new capitol building in Antipolo was completed
The transfer of the University of the Philippines from Manila to Diliman was a precedent for the creation of Quezon City
A section of the Bitukang Manok
Metropolitan Manila, or the National Capital Region, is divided morphologically into three major parts. These are the: Central Plateau, Coastal Lowland, and Marikina Valley
Map of Manila province
Quezon Memorial Circle is the focal point of the newly-established capital city where the proposed Capitol Building of the Philippines is supposed to rise.
Map of Makati; note that Makati controls strips of land of Barangay Post Proper Northside and Post Proper Southside, Makati.
Aerial view of Pasig, circa 1933
Drainage map of the Pasig-Marikina River system
The ruins of the first provincial capitol in Santa Rosa, Pasig that was the seat of government for the province until 1950
Territories ceded by Caloocan to form Quezon City. Existing territorial boundaries. Detached by Commonwealth Act 502 (1939).  Novaliches area. Detached by Republic Act 392 (1949).
Ayala Triangle area
Bahay na Tisa (Tech House), the oldest existing bahay na bato in Pasig, was built in the 1850s.
Flooding brought by Typhoon Ketsana (Tropical Storm Ondoy) in 2009 caused 484 deaths in Metro Manila alone.
The new provincial capitol in Antipolo
The Bantayog ng mga Bayani was dedicated in honor of the all the people that struggled during the Marcos regime.
The University of Makati
Remains of the American-era capitol building, when Pasig was the capital of Rizal province
Commemoration of 119th Rizal Day at Rizal Park
EDSA Shrine
University of Makati Stadium.
Guanio residence, the site of the "Nagsabado sa Pasig"
Malacañan Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines.
Elevation map of Quezon City. The drop in elevation along the eastern border of the city follows the length of the West Valley Fault.
The Magallanes Interchange
Plaza Rizal in the poblacion area. On the center is Concepción Mansion, while on the far right is Pasig Cathedral.
The Batasang Pambansa Complex is the seat of the House of Representatives.
2013 Skyline of North EDSA, featuring SM City North EDSA.
Political map of Pasig
MMDA Headquarters (2012)
Tandang Sora National Shrine in Balintawak is dedicated to Melchora Aquino, who was a prominent figure in the Philippine Revolution.
Pasig public market
Historic Socorro Water Towers in Socorro, Cubao which has been converted as the Socorro Barangay Hall.
Ortigas Center
Districts of Metro Manila
Balete Drive in New Manila is known in Filipino folklore as a haunted place, where a white lady purportedly appears.
Pasig City Hall
The Smokey Mountain Development and Reclamation Project for the former Smokey Mountain dumpsite and slum community is a prime example of in-city relocation housing for informal settler families in Tondo, City of Manila.
The Philippine Heart Center, one of the country's designer hospitals, was designed in brutalist style.
Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue is a major north–south road in Pasig.
Ayala Avenue, looking westward, in the Makati Central Business District.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao.
Rizal High School
Bonifacio Global City and Makati skylines from Grand Hyatt Manila, the tallest building in the Philippines.
Central Temple of the Iglesia ni Cristo.
Aerial view of the SM Mall of Asia Complex (2016)
Slum in Damayang Lagi
Gate of Fort Santiago at the historic walled area of Intramuros, City of Manila. (2013)
Araneta City in Cubao
San Agustin Church, which was built in 1604 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Eastwood City in Bagumbayan is the home to country's first and largest cyberpark.
Okada Manila is one of Metro Manila's integrated casino resort and hotel complex.
The GMA Network Center in Diliman is the headquarters of GMA Network.
"Spoliarium", displayed at the National Museum of the Philippines
Quezon City Hall, the seat of city government
A 2019 Southeast Asian Games basketball game held at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The DILG-NAPOLCOM Center is the headquarters of the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
University of the Philippines Diliman is the flagship campus of the University of the Philippines since 1949.
BSP Security Plant Complex along East Avenue in NGC I.
The University of Santo Tomas, established in 1611, has the oldest extant university charter in Asia.
Main office of the Social Security System.
De La Salle University (DLSU)
Araneta Coliseum
Camp Crame is the headquarters of the Philippine National Police
St. Luke's Medical Center – Quezon City (SLMC) is regarded as one of the best private hospitals in the country.
Camp Aguinaldo is the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
The National Science Complex (NSC) within the University of the Philippines Diliman.
A flyover on EDSA at its intersection with Quezon Avenue.
Ateneo de Manila University, regarded as the best private university in the Philippines.
Portion of South Luzon Expressway at the southern tip of Metro Manila
EDSA near Kamuning Station.
The Santolan station of the Line 2.
EDSA-Aurora Boulevard crossing, showing the viaducts of LRT-2 and MRT-3. An LRT-2 train is seen passing above.
System map of the Metro Manila railway system.
La Mesa Ecopark in the La Mesa Watershed Reservation, which also contains the La Mesa Dam and Reservoir.
Water zones for Metro Manila and the surrounding areas. Maynilad Water Services operates in the red areas while Manila Water operates in the blue areas.
The Payatas dumpsite in 2007. It was permanently closed in 2017.
Makati CBD is the principal central business district of the Philippines.
The Katipunan Tree inside the Metro Manila College campus in Novaliches
The Metro Manila skyline from San Mateo, Rizal, looking at Makati CBD, Ortigas CBD, Eastwood City and Bonifacio Global City.
The Northern Metro Manila skyline from San Mateo, Rizal, looking at Manila, Araneta City, and Quezon City.
The Northern Roxas Boulevard Skyline.
The Makati, Bay City, and Entertainment City skylines from Manila Bay.

Makati, officially the City of Makati (Lungsod ng Makati), is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the National Capital Region of the Philippines.

- Makati

It is composed of 16 cities: the city of Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela, as well as the municipality of Pateros.

- Metro Manila

It is located along the eastern border of Metro Manila with Rizal province, the city shares its name with the Pasig River.

- Pasig

Rizal is bordered by Metro Manila to the west, Bulacan to the north, Quezon to the east and Laguna to the southeast.

- Rizal

To create Quezon City, several barrios were carved out from the towns of Caloocan, Marikina, San Juan and Pasig, in addition to the eight vast estates the Philippine government purchased for this purpose.

- Quezon City
White rhino and calf in the game park, Matobo National Park
Rhodes, c. undefined 1900
Depiction of Burnham and Armstrong after the assassination of Mlimo. Matabele warriors in hot pursuit, drawn by Frank Dadd.
A chief and his wives, c. 1909
Mother and Child Kopje in the game park, Matobo National Park
Rhodes as a boy
Sketch by Robert Baden-Powell of a Ndebele warrior
A Matebele kraal, as depicted by William Cornwallis Harris, 1836
The principal street in Bulawayo in 1905.
Mt Effefe ca. 1900.
Rhodes' birthplace, now part of Bishop's Stortford Museum; the bedroom in which he was born is marked by a plaque.
Map of Bulawayo-Matobo Hills, drawn by Baden-Powell
Matebele warrior in dancing dress, by Thomas Baines
Nswatugi Cave.
Rhodes at the age of sixteen
Rhodes makes peace with the Ndebele in Matobo Hills, 1896; sketch by Baden-Powell
Bulawayo in 1976.
Cecil Rhodes tomb on Malindidzimu
A portrait bust of Rhodes on the first floor of No. 6 King Edward Street marks the place of his residence whilst in Oxford.
Baden-Powell's sketch of Chief of Scouts Burnham, Matobo Hills, 1896
Bougainvillea outside a Bulawayo home
Shangani Patrol memorial at World's View
Preference Share of the De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd., issued 1. March 1902
The Bulawayo Centre
Black Eagle and Fish Eagle Lodges at Maleme Rest Camp.
Sketch of Rhodes by Violet Manners
The Nesbitt Castle, Bulawayo
Camping sites at Maleme.
Cecil Rhodes (Sketch by Mortimer Menpes)
Centenary Park
Gordon Park Scout Camp.
"The Rhodes Colossus" – a cartoon by Edward Linley Sambourne, published in Punch after Rhodes announced plans for a telegraph line from Cape Town to Cairo in 1892.
Petrea flower in a garden in Bulawayo
Dams such as Maleme and their environs offer opportunities for game viewing, hiking, fishing and boating.
Rhodes and the Ndebele izinDuna make peace in the Matopos Hills, as depicted by Robert Baden-Powell, 1896
Opening ceremony of the African Olympic Hockey Qualifiers 2011, Khumalo Hockey Stadium
A group of Boy Scouts hiking up Nyahwe mountain with Shumbashawa mountain in the background.
"Empire Makers And Breakers" depicted by Henry Wright, showing A Scene at the South Africa Committee in 1897. Left to right: Her Majesty's Attorney-General Richard Webster, Henry Labouchère (remembered for the Labouchère Amendment, which for the first time criminalised all male homosexual activity), Cecil Rhodes, 'The Squire of Malwood' William Harcourt, and Joseph Chamberlain.
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Horse riding near Maleme Dam.
Rhodes' personal flag symbolising his "Cape to Cairo" dream
14A class Engine no 515 on Ash Spur shunt, Bulawayo Station
Map showing almost complete British control of the Cape to Cairo route, 1913
Bulawayo City Hall
Cecil Rhodes
Kenilworth Towers, residential flats
Rhodes by Mortimer Menpes, 1901
French caricature of Rhodes, showing him trapped in Kimberley during the Second Boer War, here peering from a tower clutching papers, with a champagne bottle behind his collar.
Funeral procession of Rhodes in Adderley Street, Cape Town, on 3 April 1902
Rhodes House, Oxford, in 2004.
Rhodes Memorial at Devil's Peak (Cape Town).
Statue of Rhodes in Kimberley.
Noseless bust at the Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town

The Matobo National Park forms the core of the Matobo or Matopos Hills, an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys commencing some 35 km south of Bulawayo, southern Zimbabwe.

- Matobo National Park

It pitted the British South Africa Company against the Matabele people, which led to conflict with the Shona people in the rest of Southern Rhodesia.

- Second Matabele War

The town was besieged by Ndebele warriors during the Second Matabele War.

- Bulawayo

Mzilikazi organised this ethnically diverse nation into a militaristic system of regimental towns and established his capital at Bulawayo.

- Northern Ndebele people

Rhodes had already tried and failed to get a mining concession from Lobengula, King of the Ndebele of Matabeleland.

- Cecil Rhodes
Isamu Akasaki
A comparison of three major U.S. stock indices: the NASDAQ Composite, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and S&P 500 Index. All three have the same height at March 2007. The NASDAQ spiked during the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s, a result of the large number of technology companies on that index.
thumb|A tidal wave damage on 1952 Tokachi earthquake on March 4.
Meiji Constitution promulgation (1889)
Ei-ichi Negishi
thumb|An aftermath crash Japan Airlines Flight 301 in Izu Oshima on April 10.
Toshihide Maskawa
thumb|A buring on many houses and buildings in 1952 Tottori Fire on April 17.
Sonny Chiba
Koichi Sugiyama

The Nikkei 225, or the Nikkei Stock Average (日経平均株価), more commonly called the Nikkei or the Nikkei index, is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

- Nikkei 225

January 20 – Keisuke Okada, 20th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)

- 1868 in Japan

Nonetheless, many price-weighted indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nikkei 225, are followed widely as visible indicators of day-to-day market movements.

- Stock market index

The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo was off 0.4% at 27,344.87 after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the government is considering declaring a state of emergency for Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures due to surging virus caseloads.

- 2021 in Japan

March 30 – Kazuyo Saeki, manga artist (d. 2021)

- 1952 in Japan
Centre Court, where the finals took place
Mertens at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships
Halep at the 2018 French Open
Keys at the 2021 French Open
Mertens at the 2022 French Open
Halep with the junior French Open trophy in 2008
Keys holding the trophy after winning the 2011 US Open Wildcard Playoff
Mertens at the 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying
Halep at 2011 Wimbledon
Keys at 2014 Italian Open
Mertens at the 2018 French Open
Halep at the 2013 US Open
Keys at the 2015 Italian Open
Mertens at the 2019 French Open
Halep (left) with the winner's trophy at the Bucharest Open, which she won in 2014 and 2016
Keys and Serena Williams at 2016 Italian Open trophy presentation
Halep at the 2015 French Open
Keys at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
Halep has made four finals in Madrid, winning her first title in 2016 before defending it 2017, besides making finals in 2014 and 2019 too (here pictured at the 2014 Madrid Open)
Keys at the 2018 French Open
Halep at the 2017 Washington Open
Keys serving
Halep with the French Open trophy
Keys preparing to hit a backhand
Halep with Wimbledon trophy, on a stamp
Keys at a Fearlessly Girl summit
Halep representing Romania at the 2014 Fed Cup against Serbia
Halep covering the court
Halep in 2014

Simona Halep was the defending ladies' singles champion from 2019, but she withdrew from the competition due to a calf injury.

- 2021 Wimbledon Championships

Mertens lost in the second round at Madrid to top seed Simona Halep.

- Elise Mertens

🇬🇧 Neal Skupski – Wimbledon (draw)

- 2021 ATP Tour

She cruised past No. 11, Simona Halep, in the first round before losing to No. 9, Angelique Kerber.

- Madison Keys

In singles, Halep was able to defeat Kerber in Canada in the semifinals, and won in the final against No. 12 Madison Keys.

- Simona Halep
Miniature of Edward II, c. undefined 1320
15th-century manuscript illustration depicting Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella in the foreground. Background: Hugh Despenser the Younger on the scaffold, being emasculated.
Berkeley Castle viewed from the southwest
Despenser in the Founders and Benefactors Book of Tewkesbury Abbey, c. 1525; his family arms of Quarterly 1st & 4th: Argent; 2nd & 3rd: Gules fretty or, over all a ribbon sable are at the bottom left
Title page of the earliest published text of Edward II (1594)
Caernarfon Castle, Edward's birthplace
Arms of Mortimer: Barry or and azure, on a chief of the first two pallets between two gyrons of the second over all an inescutcheon argent
Shell keep and inner gatehouse, viewed from the outer bailey
The execution of Hugh le Despenser the Younger, from a manuscript of Jean Froissart
Portrait in Westminster Abbey, thought to be of Edward's father, Edward I
The "Tyburn Tree"
Covered walkway leading to Edward II's supposed cell within the castle
Early 14th century depiction of Edward I (left) declaring his son Edward (right) the Prince of Wales
Jan Kip's aerial view of Berkeley Castle engraved for the antiquary Sir Robert Atkyns' The Ancient and Present State of Glostershire, 1712
Initial from the charter granting Piers Gaveston the earldom of Cornwall
Terrace now turfed and planted as a wall garden
Edward II shown receiving the English crown in a contemporary illustration
The courtyard in the 1840s
Isabella of France, third from left, with her father, Philip IV of France, centre
Edward (left) and Philip IV at the knighting ceremony of Notre Dame, 1312
Depiction of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 from the Holkham Bible
Edward (third from the left) hunting with Philip IV
The future Edward III giving homage in 1325 to Charles IV under the guidance of Isabella of France
Replica of the Oxwich Brooch, probably owned by Edward and looted during the events of 1326
A 15th century depiction of Isabella capturing Edward
Covered walkway leading to a cell within Berkeley Castle, by tradition associated with Edward's imprisonment
Edward II's tomb at Gloucester Cathedral
1575 map of Cambridge showing the King's Hall (top left) founded by Edward
Oriel College's 1326 charter from Edward
Title page of the earliest published text of Edward II (1594)
An 1872 painting by English artist Marcus Stone shows Edward II cavorting with Gaveston at left, while nobles and courtiers look on with concern.
Edward's coat of arms as king

It is one of the earliest English history plays, and focuses on the relationship between King Edward II of England and Piers Gaveston, and Edward's murder on the orders of Roger Mortimer.

- Edward II (play)

He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1322 for having led the Marcher lords in a revolt against King Edward II in what became known as the Despenser War.

- Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March

He rose to national prominence as royal chamberlain and a favourite of Edward II of England.

- Hugh Despenser the Younger

It is traditionally believed to have been the scene of the murder of King Edward II in 1327.

- Berkeley Castle

Edward's relationship with Gaveston inspired Christopher Marlowe's 1592 play Edward II, along with other plays, films, novels and media.

- Edward II of England
A concentrated solution of potassium dichromate in water.
Partial predominance diagram for chromate
An example of a chromium(VI) compound: chromium trioxide
Schematic representation of the bihydroxide ion
Decorative chrome plating on a motorcycle
Addition of sulfuric acid to the solution.
Art Deco portfolio with chrome-plated cover, ca 1925
Crystallization of chromium trioxide from the reaction.
Hard chrome plating
Reaction between chromium trioxide and ethanol

The term chromic acid is usually used for a mixture made by adding concentrated sulfuric acid to a dichromate, which may contain a variety of compounds, including solid chromium trioxide.

- Chromic acid

It is the acidic anhydride of chromic acid, and is sometimes marketed under the same name.

- Chromium trioxide

Additional hexavalent chromium compounds include chromium trioxide and various salts of chromate and dichromate, among others.

- Hexavalent chromium

Chromium trioxide, which reacts with water forming chromic acid

- Acidic oxide

Hexavalent chromium plating, also known as hex-chrome, Cr6+, and chrome (VI) plating, uses chromium trioxide (also known as chromic anhydride) as the main ingredient.

- Chrome plating