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March 1 – Sun

Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular features. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion. In 1978, Yellowstone was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This picture is a panoramic map of Yellowstone National Park, as viewed from the northeast, created in 1991 by Austrian painter and cartographer Heinrich C. Berann for the National Park Service.Map credit: Heinrich C. Berann

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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin  (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968)Photograph credit: Arto Jousi; restored by Adam Cuerden

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This picture is part of a nine-photograph series, entitled Hermaphrodite, produced in 1860 by French photographer Nadar. It is believed to be the first use of medical photography to document an intersex person, an individual born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones or genitals that, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies". The subject of the series, whose name was never released, was an intersex person with a male build and stature, but who may have self-identified as female or been assigned female at birth. The subject had a small, probably hypospadic, penis, a rudimentary scrotum and a male pubic hair pattern, as well as a retracted or rudimentary clitoral hood and vaginal opening. In most photographs, such as this one, the subject's face and chest are covered.Photograph credit: Nadar; restored by Adam Cuerden

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Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. As Van Gogh's work developed, he painted such subjects as still lifes, peasant labourers, landscapes, olive trees, wheat fields, and sunflowers, and over time he used increasingly brighter colours. Van Gogh sold few paintings during his lifetime, and was considered a madman and a failure. However, since the early 20th century he has attained widespread critical and popular acclaim, and his works are among the world's most expensive paintings.

This picture is one of several self-portraits of van Gogh, painted in September 1889. It is now in the Musée d'Orsay, ParisPainting: Vincent van Gogh

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