The battle of Dien Bien Phu begins.
The Ides of March.
Magellan reaches the Phillipines.
Saint Patrick's Day.
The start of the Bachannalia.
Liu Bei, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han, claiming his legitimate succession to the Han dynasty.
And the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.
Somewhere in there, I'm sure there's quite a bit of poetry to be found.