27 February, 1932 – The neutron is discovered

English physicist James Chadwick was later awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery.

28 February, 1935 – Nylon is invented

Wallace Carothers first produced the polymer at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware, United States.

01 March, 1998 – Titanic becomes the first film to gross $1 billion

James Cameron's epic account of the sinking of the Titanic had a budget of $ 200 million and grossed over $ 2 billion in the end.

02 March, 1959 – Miles Davis records Kind of Blue

It is considered the best-selling jazz album in history and one of the most influential works of jazz music ever produced.

03 March, 1924 – The last remnant of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey is abolished

The end of the Islamic caliphate marked the demise of the 600-year old empire and gave way to the formation of a reformed Turkey under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

04 March, 1918 – The first documented cases of the Spanish flu herald a deadly worldwide pandemic

The disease quickly spread around the world, causing over 25 million deaths.

05 March, 1981 – The home computer ZX81 is launched

The British ZX81 was one of the world's first home computers and was sold over 1.5 million times.