EVENTS AND BIRTHS
3:Music in our
Professional Social Work Month
3:National "Talk With
Your Teen About Sex" Month
3:Red Cross Month
3:Youth Art Month
#: Events depending
M(3/7) :Pulaski Day
(Illinois) (first Monday).
T(3/7) :Town Meeting
Day (Vermont) (first Tuesday).
F(3/7) :World Day of
Prayer (first Friday).
S(3/7) :Iditarod race
begins (first Saturday).
U(3/7) :Horton Bay
(Michigan) Winter Olympics (first Sunday).
(Sweden) (first Sunday).
Day (Canada and UK) (second Monday).
Awareness Day (third Tuesday).
Organize Your Home-Office Day (fourth Tuesday).
Savings Time Begins (Europe) (last Sunday).
#: Normal events
3/1 :Samiljol or
Independence Day (Korea).
3/1/589 :Saint David
Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba arrested for witchcraft :(Salem,
:Pennsylvania became the first state to abolish slavery.
3/1/1781 :Articles of
Confederation adopted by the American colonies.
3/1/1790 :First US
national census authorized.
17th US state.
3/1/1864 :First black
woman to receive MD (Rebecca Lee, Boston, :Massachusetts).
Union raid on Richmond, Virginia (failed).
became the 37th US state.
National Park established.
3/1/1888 :Golden Dawn
:Radioactivity discovered (Henri Becquerel).
independence movement against Japanese colonial rule.
3/1/1932 :Charles A.
Lindbergh Jr kidnapped.
3/1/1949 :Joe Louis
retired as world heavyweight champion.
'Family Circus' cartoon.
3/1/1961 :US Peace
3/1/1964 :First NPL
(later PL/I) report published.
3/1/1966 :Venera 3
(USSR), became the first spacecraft to impact Venus.
3/1/1968 :Seat belts
became mandatory on US cars.
Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" opened on Broadway.
Butter Lover's Day.
of Senhor Dos Passos (Portugal).
Independence Day (Texas).
3/2 :Victory of
3/2/1642 :US Convict
Labor Law enacted.
prohibiting theatrical performances repealed (Pennsylvania).
Walpole, author ("The Castle of Otranto"), died.
school for educating the blind founded (New England Asylum
Blind - John Dix).
3/2/1833 :US Force
Act signed (allowed use of Army and Navy to enforce
proclaimed its independence from Mexico.
3/2/1840 :H.W. Olbers,
German amateur astronomer, died.
3/2/1865 :Battle of
3/2/1867 :US Bureau
of Education established.
3/2/1887 :US Hatch
Act (set up agricultural research stations) passed.
3/2/1917 :Jones Act
passed (US citizenship granted to Puerto Ricans).
Herbert Lawrence, author ("Lady Chatterley's Lover"), died.
Carter, excavator of King Tut's tomb, died.
3/2/1939 :Pope Pius
XII (Eugenio Maria Giovanni Pacelli), 260th pope,
3/2/1943 :Battle of
the Bismarck Sea began.
3/2/1945 :US 9th Army
reached the Rhine River.
nonstop around-the-world flight (Captain James Gallagher,
Chamberlain scored 100 points in a basketball game.
3/2/1969 :First test
flight for 001 (prototype for the Concorde, Toulouse,
3/2/1972 :Pioneer 10
(US) probe launched.
3/2/1978 :Soyuz 28
Scott, actor, died.
of the Throne (Morocco).
Festival (Hinamatsuri) (Japan).
3/3 :Throne Day
Compromise became law.
workers under 12 years old restricted to a 10 hour work
became the 27th US state.
3/3/1849 :The Home
Department, forerunner of US Interior Department
appropriated for Egyptian camels for US Army.
Appropriation Act (Indians wards of US government) passed.
Act (no pornography in US Mail) passed.
organized hockey match (Montreal).
recorded use of a flat puck in a hockey game.
female lawyer heard by the US Supreme Court (Belva Ann
3/3/1885 :US Post
Office began special delivery of first-class mail.
Austria, and Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
3/3/1923 :First issue
of "Time" magazine published.
3/3/1927 :First US
Federal Prohibition Bureau authorized.
Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem of the US.
3/3/1969 :Apollo 9
3/3/1974 :A Turkish
jetliner crashed near Paris (345 killed).
3/3/1981 :US Supreme
Court ruled that programs can't be patented but manual
relying on them can.
Computer, Inc became a publicly held company.
Koestler, novelist ("Darkness at Noon"), and wife died.
coal miners ended a year long strike.
Presidential Commission on Organized Crime called for
:drug-testing of all federal employees.
3/3/1987 :Danny Kaye,
Inauguration Day (1789 - 1933)
3/4/1461 :Edward IV
became English Sovereign.
landed in Mexico.
tavern in Boston opened (Samuel Cole).
Charles II granted William Penn charter for Pennsylvania.
recorded observation of the Orion Nebula (William Herschel).
meeting of US Congress (New York).
Constitution became effective.
became the 14th US state.
3/4/1801 :First US
president inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas
Peale, American painter, died.
granted a city charter.
commercial photography studio opened (New York).
Forten, abolishionist, died.
3/4/1849 :David R.
Atchison was US president for this day.
Vasilevich Gogol, Russian author, died.
Matthew Calbraith Perry, explorer, died.
3/4/1861 :The Stars
and Bars flag design adopted by the Confederacy.
Lockyer began spectroscopic observations of the sun.
3/4/1872 :First issue
of the Boston Globe published.
Garfield became the first US president to use a telephone.
Wilhelm Degross, German luxury liner launched.
Automobile Association formed.
3/4/1917 :First woman
member of US Congress sworn in (Jeanette Rankin from
female US cabinet member (Frances Perkins).
3/4/1933 :FDR said
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.".
3/4/1943 :Battle of
the Bismarck Sea ended.
Wilson Reagan married Nancy Davis.
submarine reached North Pole - passing under the ice cap
3/4/1968 :Ogo 5 (US)
ring discovered by Voyager 1 (US).
Squad" premiered on ABC.
Academy Hall of Fame formed.
3/4/1986 :Ding Ling,
Chinese writer and champion of women's rights, died.
Reagan admitted swapping arms to Iran for hostages.
3/4/1994 :John Candy,
Attucks Day (New Jersey).
:Independence Day (Equitorial Guinea).
calendar starting point (according to Kevin Pang and John
Beaumont, English playwright, died.
3/5/1766 :Don Antonio
de Ulloa arrived in New Orleans and took possession
Louisiana Territory from the French.
Massacre (5 killed, 6 injured).
Anton Mesmer, German physician and hypnotist, died.
3/5/1868 :Court of
Impeachment organized to decide charges against US
3/5/1923 :First US
old age pension laws passed (Montana and Nevada).
ordered closed for a ten-day "bank holiday."
3/5/1933 :The Nazi
party won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections.
Churchill gave his famous "Iron Curtain" speech.
3/5/1950 :Edgar Lee
Masters, poet and novelist ("Spoon River Anthology"),
Vissarionovich Stalin's death announced.
Presley received his US Army discharge.
3/5/1963 :Patsy Cline
meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club.
3/5/1977 :First US
presidential radio phone-in broadcast (Carter).
World" became the first 90 minute soap opera.
3/5/1979 :Voyager 1
(US) made closest approach to Jupiter.
3/5/1980 :Jay "Tonto"
Belushi, comedian, found dead.
Oil Company of California (Chevron) bought Gulf Corp
Setsu, Empress' Birthday (Japan).
Day or Magellan Day (Guam).
:Independence Day (Ghana).
Pottery Appreciation Day.
Heyward, American Revolutionary soldier, died.
3/6/1831 :Edgar Allen
Poe was expelled from West Point.
Crockett, frontiersman, died.
forces captured the Alamo (200 killed).
Traviata" first performed (Venice, Italy).
3/6/1857 :Dred Scott
decision handed down.
3/6/1888 :Louisa May
Alcott, author ("Little Women"), died.
3/6/1896 :First car
drove through Detroit (Charles Brady King).
3/6/1912 :Oreos first
3/6/1932 :John Philip
Sousa, composer and band conductor, died.
nationwide US bank holiday declared by FDR went into effect.
Borglum, Mt. Rushmore sculptor, died.
3/6/1944 :US bombers
staged a daylight raid against Berlin.
person water skied barefoot (Dick Pope Jr).
received independence from Great Britain.
Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
Sydenstricker Buck, writer, died.
Supreme Court upheld California schools teaching evolution.
Cronkite delivered his last newscast.
3/6/1982 :Ayn Rand,
novelist ("The Fountainhead"), died.
O'Keeffe, artist, died.
3/6/1986 :Vega 1
(USSR) made first flyby of Comet Halley.
Hutchinson left Massachusetts after being excommunicated.
3/7/1825 :First US
treaty with a South American country (Colombia).
Webster's great speech.
Graham Bell granted telephone patent.
Gilbert and Sullivan opera produced.
successful trans-Atlantic radio-telelephone conversation
3/7/1932 :3000 men
rioted at the Ford Motor Company.
Hitler broke the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact
his troops into the Rhineland.
3/7/1945 :US troops
crossed the Rhine River at Remagen.
3/7/1969 :Apollo 9
lunar module test-flown while in earth orbit.
rule in the US Senate altered from 2/3 to 60 Senators.
Wilson confirmed as first US ambassador to the Vatican in
3/7/1985 :Victor W.
Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, died.
:International Women's Day (started 1909).
3/8 :Syrian Arab
Republic Revolution Day.
Meeting Day (New Hampshire)
3/8 :Youth Day
of "The Mirror of the World" completed (William
Kepler discovered third Law of Planetary Motion.
3/8/1702 :Anne became
William III died following a riding accident.
Matthew Perry made his second landing in Japan.
3/8/1855 :First train
crossed suspension bridge at Niagara Falls.
letter box patented (Albert Potts).
3/8/1862 :Battle of
Pea Ridge (Arkansas).
John Mosby captured Union General E.H. Stoughton.
Fillmore, 13th US president, died.
3/8/1887 :Henry Ward
Beecher, clergyman, died.
steel fishing rod patented.
dog-licensing law enacted in US.
3/8/1917 :US Senate
adopted cloture rule (to limit filibusters).
troops occupied Dusseldorf.
Howard Taft, 27th US president, died.
with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, released.
ratified the Bill of Rights.
Anderson, US author ("Winesburg Ohio"), died.
captured Rangoon, Burma.
3/8/1961 :First US
submarine to use Holy Loch, Scotland naval base (Patrick
Revolutionary National Council assumed power.
Marines landed in South Vietnam.
3/8/1971 :"The Fight
of the Century" (Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali).
"Pigpen" McKernan died.
first used ("Time").
(Japan) made flyby of Comet Halley.
3/9 :Baron Bliss
Purnima Day (Nepal).
3/9 :Panic Day.
Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais.
patent for false teeth (C. Graham).
3/9/1858 :Mail box
battle between two ironclad battleships (USS Monitor and
Simpson Grant appointed commander-in-chief of Union
Alexander Dowie, evangelist, died.
Francisco "Pancho" Villa invaded the US (17 killed).
3/9/1947 :Carrie Lane
Chapman Catt, US women's rights leader, died.
3/9/1961 :Sputnik 9
3/9/1964 :First Ford
Mustang rolled off the assembly line.
Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter, defected to the US.
Considered Harmful" published in CACM.
3/9/1979 :Voyager 1
(US) returned evidence of volcanism on Io.
Burford resigned as head of the US EPA.
3/9/1986 :Vega 2
(USSR) made flyby of Comet Halley.
3/9/1988 :Richard C.
Adams, inventor of the paint roller, died.
Airlines filed for banktuptcy.
Mapplethorpe, photographer, died.
Begin, former Israeli Prime Minister, died.
3/10 :Labor Day
3/10 :Riku gun
Kenenbi, Japanese Army Commemoration Day (Japan).
of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem completed.
Jefferson appointed minister to France.
College founded. (1787?)
Guadalupe-Hidalgo (ended war with Mexico).
paper money issued.
Grant assumed command of Union army.
Graham Bell spoke the first words over the telephone.
Army began work in US.
Aged Pioneers established (Prescott, Arizona).
Tubman, US abolitionist, died.
Murder Case," the first Philo Vance film was released.
Cobb, US writer and humorist, died.
Fitzgerald, widow of F. Scott Fitzgerald, died.
Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther
was sentenced to 99 years.
Tarnower, "Scarsdale Diet" author, killed.
Effect" (semi-alignment of all planets on same side of
U. Chernenko, Soviet Premier, died.
condemned human artificial fertilization.
Clarence Cunningham, US track athlete ("Kansas Ironman"),
:Independence Day (Lithuania).
3/11/1818:"Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley, published.
Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed), frontier nurseryman, died.
publicly played basketball game.
Billings, American librarian and army Doctor, died.
Redwoods League founded.
projection motion picture theater built (New York).
president buried in National Cemetary in Arlington,
Bill was approved.
Alexander Fleming, Scottish discoverer of penicillin, died.
became the 50th US state.
Hayer, Thomas 15X Johnson, and Norman 3X Butler
of killing Malcolm X.
Stanley Gardner, US mystery writer (Perry Mason series),
Gorbachev named Soviet leader.
(Japan) made flyby of Comet Halley.
of 599 carat (raw) perfect blue-white diamond announced.
declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
:Commonwealth Day (Swaziland).
:Independence Day (Mauritius).
department store opened (Wanamaker's, Philadelphia).
German-born became a US cabinet member (Carl Schurz).
'88 began (40" snow (New York) - 400 killed).
first sold in bottles.
Scout troop formed (Savannah, Georgia by Juliette
Westinghouse, US inventor, died.
leader of China's 1911 revolution, died.
Gandhi began his campaign of civil disobedience.
Kreuger, Swedish Match King, shot himself.
Roosevelt gave his First "fireside chat."
four bridge players dealt a perfect hand (Cranston, Rhode
Parker, jazz saxophonist, died.
without Partners founded.
Anderson, inventor of The Eskimo Pie, died.
attained independent nationhood.
started selling bell-bottom style jeans.
McCartney married Linda Eastman.
Ormandy, conductor, died.
Samaritan Involvement Day.
University was named for clergyman John Harvard.
discovered (William Herschel). (3/31?)
debuted as a cartoon character ("New York Lantern.")
proceedings began against President Andrew Johnson.
patented (Chester Greenwood).
time was adopted throughout the US.
Ramsey Peale, American artist and naturalist, died.
3/13/1894:"Striptease" introduced (Paris).
Harrison, 23rd US president, died.
Brownell Anthony, feminist pioneer, died.
New Orleans" promised to pass over all homes playing
device (made movies with sound) demonstrated (Lee De
outlawed teaching of the theory of evolution.
of Pluto announced.
Innes, astronomer, died.
Seward Darrow, lawyer, died.
Vincent Benet, poet ("John Brown's Body"), died.
Loewe's "Brigadoon" opened on Broadway.
Lake Powell commenced.
(Kitty) Genovese killed while 38 neighbors watched.
discovered in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
splashed down in the Atlantic.
made flyby of Comet Halley.
shuttle Discovery launched.
DeMolay was burned at the stake.
Malory, English author ("Le Morte d'Arthur"), died.
letter descriptive of America dispatched.
named Pennsylvania) granted to William Penn.
recorded American town meeting (Faneuil Hall, Boston).
(removes seeds) patented (Eli Whitney).
War Bonds authorized.
(North Carolina) captured by Union troops.
Andrew Grimes, abolitionist, died.
German socialist, died.
England blizzard ended.
3/14/1891:International Copyright Act approved.
Roosevelt excluded Japanese laborers from continental US.
Rudolph Garfield, wife of James Abram, died.
president to file a tax return (Harding).
the Philippines leased to the US for 99 years.
convicted of killing Lee Harvey Oswald.
Stones left England for France to escape taxes.
Berkeley, film choreographer, died.
Jackson Day (Tennessee).
buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
3/15 :Ides of
Robert's Birthday (Liberia).
3/15 :Salmon Arm
Sonnet Contest (Canada).
returned to Spain after his first voyage to the New
appointed Secretary of Foreign Tongues by Oliver
Guilford Court House, North Carolina.
became 20th US state.
Red Stockings became the first openly professional
cardinal (John McCloskey) invested.
US presidential news conference held (Wilson).
Dewey was sworn in as assistant US attorney in New York.
P(hillips) Lovecraft, horror writer, died.
Lady" opened (New York).
federal underseas park established (Key Largo, Florida).
comet Schwassmann-Wachmann brightened by six magnitudes.
Angeles, riots (two dead, 25 injured).
(Boston) first went on the air.
Socrates Onassis died.
West (Cicely Isabel Fairfield), English author, died.
government installed in Brazil.
3/16 :Curlew Day
sighted the Philippines.
Academy at West Point authorized by Congress.
Parker, British fleet commander, died.
newspaper in US ("Freedom's Journal") founded.
trading day on the New York Stock Exchange (31 shares).
Bowditch, US mathematician and astronomer, died.
Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" published.
trial of Andrew Johnson ended in acquittal.
pharmacist graduated (Susan Hayhurst).
Beardsley, English illustrator, died.
liquid fuel powered rocket flight (Robert H. Goddard).
3/16/1939:Czechoslovakia occupied by Germany.
Lagerlof, Swedish author, died.
B-13" first broadcast.
Lee was the mystery guest on "What's My Line?".
(US), first docking of orbiting spacecraft, launched.
massacre (300 civilians killed).
two Panama Canal pacts approved by the US Senate.
Buckley kidnapped in Beirut.
3/17 :Camp Fire
Day (Boston and Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
Venus, and Mars visible in the same telescopic field of
Parker, English astronomer, died.
Army forced British troops to evacuate Boston.
workable sidewheel steamboat (The New Orleans) launched.
Bessel, German astronomer, died.
Association of Professional Baseball Players formed.
Franklin Roosevelt married.
for the island of Iwo Jima ended.
(US), first solar powered satellite, launched.
US-born saint beatified (Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton).
first strike (demanding 40 hour work-week) (New York).
(US) landed (Edwards Air Force Base).
3/18 :Flag Day
Festival (Wilmington, North Carolina).
Penn deprived of his governing powers.
Sterne, author, died.
Boone, wife of Daniel Boone, died.
Confederate States adjourned for the the last time.
radio broadcast (Einar Dessau, Denmark).
Gandhi sentenced to six years in prison for civil
electric shaver for sale (Shick).
explosion at a public school (New London, Texas - 410
Crapo Durant, General Motors founder, died.
(USSR), first space walk, launched.
dress from Scott Paper became available for $1.
strike of US postal employees (New York).
Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodian statesman, overthrown.
Malamud, author ("The Fixer"), died.
Faire (Berkeley, California).
Festival (Lorton, Virginia).
return to San Juan Capistrano.
Planting Day (Lesotho).
recorded eclipse (lunar, according to Ptolemy).
recorded US bank robbery (City Bank, New York - $245,000).
Bailey Aldrich, American author and editor, died.
ruled constitutional (eight hour work day on
Time modified to create Daylight Savings Time.
Treaty rejected by US Senate.
Snyder and Henry Judd Gray carry out the "Dumbbell
45 and 64 ordered to register for non-military duty.
of shooting on "Goldfinger."
to ban sex discrimination in athletic events
episode of "Mary Tyler Moore" aired.
TV evangelist, resigned.
:Independence Day (Tunisia).
3/20 :Youth Day
Newton, mathematician and scientist, died.
Tom's Cabin" published.
landed in Nicaragua.
executed by electrocution (M.M. Place, New York).
(Joe) Zangara electrocuted for assassination attempt on
Drummond debuted on the Mutual radio network.
recognized Tunisian autonomy.
Behan, Irish playwrite and poet, died.
married Yoko Ono.
attempt of Princess Anne 150 yards from Buckingham
Hearst convicted of bank robbery.
Caroline, original British pirate radio station, sank.
above 1800 for first time.
3/20/1986:US House of
Representatives rejected aid for Nicaraguan Contras.
3/21 :Afghan New
3/21 :Bird Day
:International Day For The Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
3/21 :Memory Day.
(New Year) (Persia, now Iran).
Korei Sai, Spring Equinox (Japan).
became English Sovereign.
"De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" published.
Cranmer, English clergyman, burnt at the stake.
of passengers departed the Mayflower.
3/21/1788:Fire in New
Orleans (800 buildings destroyed).
Jefferson became first US Secretary of State.
naval officer commissioned (Hopley Yeaton).
professional club for women (Sorosis, New York) founded.
Morton Stanley started search for David Livingston.
3/21/1891:Hatfield-McCoy feud ended (with a marriage in Kentucky).
champion to play more than 100 games simultaneously
mutual fund set up (Massachusetts Investors Trust,
planes dropped more than 12,000 tons of explosives on
during a daytime raid.
3/21/1946:UN set up
teporary headquarters at Hunter College (New York).
limiting US presidents to two terms or ten years
Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor, died.
sent military advisors into Laos.
demonstrators began a march from Selma to Montgomery
Hill" ruled not obscene by the US Supreme Court.
Nixon played "The Missouri Waltz" for Harry Truman.
Court ruled one year residency requirement for voting
Parliament unanimously approved a peace treaty with
carrier Kitty Hawk hit a Soviet sub in the Sea of
Day (Puerto Rico).
3/22 :Arab League
and Pilgrims agreed on league of friendship.
Indian massacre (led by Powhatan's brother).
Baptiste Lully, musician and composer, died.
passed by British Parliament.
trading with other nations forbidden by US Congress.
Decatur, Naval officer, killed in a duel by James Barron.
Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist and dramatist,
patented (Orlando Jones).
women's equal opportunity legislation enacted (Illinois).
women's basketball game.
Hornung, creator of A.J. Raffles, died.
Coulee Dam began producing electric power.
investigations of all US federal employees first required.
patented (Arthur L. Schawlow and Charles H. Townes).
Creighton Abrams took over as commander of US troops in
approved Equal Rights Amendment.
After played their last concert.
third shuttle test flight, launched.
Lantz, creator of "Woody Woodpecker," died.
3/23 :Otago and
Southland Provincial Anniversary (New Zealand).
Indian War ended.
first performed (London).
Henry said "... give me liberty or give me death!".
(pseudonym for Marie Henri Beyle), French author ("The
:Red and the
flour mill patented (John Stevens).
Waite, US Supreme Court Justice, died.
notices of a union meeting on a Ford plant.
3/23/1940:All-India-Muslim league adopted a Muslim homeland resolution.
3/23/1942:Japanese-Americans moved to relocation camps.
3/23/1952:"Dial M for
Murder" began as a BBC-TV drama.
declared itself a republic.
Army homing pigeons sold off.
(Laszlo Lowenstein), actor, died.
(US), first man in space twice, launched.
African team was barred from the Davis Cup.
Clark, first recipient of a permanent artificial heart,
asteroid missed Earth by 500,000 miles.
Pons and Martin Fleischmann announced they had
nuclear fusion at room temperature.
became English Sovereign.
Elizabeth I died.
executed in Boston (William Leddra).
Act (colonists to board British soldiers) enacted.
Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield and
Island voters rejected the US Constitution.
Wadsworth Longfellow, poet, died.
announced the discovery of the cause of tuberculosis.
3/24/1900:Construction of the New York subway system began.
Verne, French Science Fiction writer ("Around the World in
Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet, died.
the Philippine Islands independance effective 7/4/1946.
won an Academy Award for "Best Picture."
3/24/1955:"Cat on a
Hot Tin Roof" opened on Broadway.
Presley inducted in the US Army.
Piccard, Swiss deep sea explorer and balloonist, died.
Liuzzo, civil rights worker, killed.
Peron, Argentine president, arrested.
Romero, Salvadoran Archbishop, assassinated.
tanker "Valdez" struck a reef in Alaska.
Wang, founder of Wang Laboratories, died.
:Independence Day (Greece).
3/25 :Pecan Day.
celebrated for first time in US.
now called "Maryland" established (Leonard and George
(Saturn's moon) discovered (Christian Huygens).
recorded horse race in America.
planted at Mt. Vernon by George Washington.
became independent from Turkey.
eclipse photograph (F. Langenheim, Philadelphia).
Coxey and 100 others began marching to Washington (from
Shirtwaist Company fire (New York, 147 killed).
Claude Debussy, French composer, died.
flier fell 18,000 feet without parachute (broke ankle).
producing color TV sets.
Steichen, US photographer, died.
Ace, TV writer, actor, columnist, and humorist, died.
Howard, Representative from New Jersey, died.
Joffrey, founder of The Joffrey ballet, died.
3/26 :Birthday of
Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy (Taiwan).
:Independence Day (Bangladesh).
3/26 :Make Up
Your Own Holiday Day.
Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day. (Hawaii)
("Lady Day") (Sweden).
Winthrop, governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, died.
Naturalization Act passed.
Ignace Guillotin, French physician and promoter of the
Beethoven, German composer, died.
"rogue asteroid") sighted near Mercury.
Whitman, US poet, died.
Rhodes, South African millionaire, died.
Stroud, Birdman of Alcatraz, stabbed a guard.
Bernhardt, French actress, died.
statue unveiled, Crystal City (Texas) Spinach Festival.
Chandler, American author, died.
Back Elvis" aired.
Styne's "Funny Girl" opened on Broadway.
Coward, British actor and writer, died.
Vietnam fell to the North Vietnamese army.
Testing" made a nationwide policy (SAT answers given
Forces Day (Burma).
"Joe" Day (those not liking their name may be "Joe" or
sighted, named, and claimed for the king of Spain (Ponce
became English Sovereign.
authorized building the first six ships of the
fire engine tested (New York).
Exchange Club founded (Detroit).
telephone installed in the White House.
Arnold Bennett, English novelist and playwright, died.
members were granted free mailing privileges.
coast to coast color TV broadcast.
Khrushchev became Soviet premier.
earthquake (8.4 on Richter scale - 117 killed).
Alexseyevich Gagarin, cosmonaut and first man in space, died.
Winkerbean" (comic strip) began.
(USSR), landed on Venus, launched.
747's collided (Canary Islands - 577 killed).
Court ruled it unlawful to stop motorists unless there
to believe a law had been broken.
L. Keilland Oil Rig capsized (North Sea).
Apollo Domain system shipped (Harvard University).
approved aid for Nicaragua's Contra rebels.
test broadcasts of TV Marti to Cuba.
Roman emperor, assassinated.
the first washing machine awarded (Nathaniel Briggs).
(asteroid) discovered (Olbers).
(asteroid) discovered. (3/29?)
Braille, teacher of the blind, died.
France declared war on Russia.
Glorietta Pass (New Mexico).
became partners with James A. Bailey.
subway construction began.
"ice-out" at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.
3/28/1930:Constantinople and Angora changed names to Istanbul and Ankara.
Szymanowski, Polish composer, died.
surrendered to Francisco Franco (ending Spanish Civil War).
Woolf, British writer, died.
Rachmaninoff, composer, died.
Leacock, Canadian economist and humorist, died.
Francis Thorpe, Olympic athlete, died.
Christopher Handy, composer and "Father of the Blues,"
Avengers" first came to US prime time.
Gagarin, first man in space, died. (3/27?)
David Eisenhower, 34th US president, died.
Equipment Corporation announced PDP-11.
bilingual congressional committee report issued.
Island nuclear power plant accident.
(US), search and rescue satellite, launched.
tornadoes in Carolinas.
Chagall, French painter, died.
:Commemoration Day (Madagascar).
3/29 :Youth Day
settled Christiana (Wilmington) Delaware.
Partridge death hoax.
Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher, died.
at Bremen) discovered (Olbers). (3/28?)
wedding at the White House (Mrs. Lucy Payne Washington
:(sister-in-law to James Madison) and Thomas Dodd, Supreme Court
Knights of Columbus charter granted (Connecticut).
Burroughs, American naturalist and author, died.
Benny's radio debut.
rebelled against French colonization.
Hammerstein's "The King and I" opened on Broadway.
Amendment to the US Constitution (DC residents vote)
Brittain, writer ("Testament of Youth"), died.
Calley found guilty of the murder of 22 civilians in
troops left South Vietnam.
(US) made first flyby of Mercury.
on Assassinations released its report that JFK shooting
Paolo Mantovani, conductor, died.
Chinchon volcano erupted.
Milken, junk bond king, indicted on securities fraud.
3/30/1791:Construction began on the Knoxville Road.
Bryan "Beau" Brummell, British fashion plate, died.
used as anaesthetic (Dr. Crawford W. Long).
Powers Fillmore, first wife of Millard Fillmore, died.
eraser patented (H.L. Lipman).
purchased Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million).
Amendment to the US Constitution (giving blacks the right to
double-deck bridge opened to traffic (Queensboro Bridge,
passenger ship circumnavigated the world (Laconia).
Clerihew Bentley, creator of Philip Trent, died.
Melotte, astronomer, died.
photography concluded on "Dr. No."
fell to North Vietnamese forces.
Ronald Reagan shot by John Hinckley Jr.
scored 53 points vs. Indiana Pacers.
Cagney, actor, died.
US poet and critic, died.
Day (Virgin Islands).
discovered (William Herschel). (3/13?)
hulling machine patented (John Lineback).
Constable, English landscape painter, died.
workday established for US federal public works
spiritualism is born when the Fox sisters hear rapping.
Caldwell Calhoun, first US vice president to resign, died.
Bronte, English novelist, died.
to vote following ratification of the 15th Amendment
Constitution (Thomas Peterson, Perth Amboy, New Jersey).
Johnson, first black to hold the heavyweight title.
completely illuminated by electrical lighting (Wabash,
Pearse flew in a monoplane.
Pierpont Morgan, US industrialist financier, died.
Islands bought from Denmark ($25 million). (1/17?)
Savings Time first went into operation.
dance marathon (New York).
engine unveiled by Ford Motor Co.
Conservation Corps authorized.
of the Baskervilles" released.
opened on Broadway.
3/31/1946:Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation founded (Philadelphia).
Aid Act (rehabilitate Europe) passed.
3/31/1949:Newfoundland became Canada's 10th province.
Hammarskjold nominated as Secretary-General of UN Security
Johnson announced he wouldn't seek re-election.
Calley sentenced to life imprisonment.
Supreme Court ruled that Karen Anne Quinlan could be
:disconnected from her respirator.
Cleveland "Jesse" Owens, US olympic athlete, died.
London over Britain's "poll tax."