After 13 years of imprisonment in the Tower of London, Sir Walter Raleigh was freed in 1616. After escaping from Elba, Napoleon entered Paris in 1815 with 140,000 regular troops and 200,000 volunteers. Albert Einstein published the General Theory of Relativity in 1916.
Born today: Ovid (43 BC - AD 17), Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Michael Redgrave (1908-1985), Vera Lynn (1917), Carl Reiner (1922), Fernando Torres (1984).
In addition to being the Vernal Equinox, it is World Storytelling Day.