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March



 

 "Did You Know..."

 

Notable Historic Events

for the Month of March

 

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March 11th

 Boulder Dam

The Boulder Dam

1861...The Southern states adopt the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.

1779...Congress creates the US Army Corp of Engineers.

1918...The deadly influenza epidemic begins, killing more people than WWI.

1931...Work begins on the Boulder Dam.

 

 

March 12th

Mohatma Ghandi

Mohatma Ghandi

1931...Gandhi leads a march against British rule in India and British policy and profits on the sale of salt.

1933...President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first Fireside Chat from the White House.

1988...The Blizzard of 1988 isolates New York City for 2 weeks.

 

March 13th

US Army K-2 Dog

US Army K-9 Dog

1781...The planet Uranus is discovered by William Hershel.

1935...Bruno Hauptmann is convicted of killing the Lindbergh baby.

1942...US Army launches  K-9 (Quartermaster) Corps to train dogs for military service.

 

March 14

Sample: "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives"

1950...The debut of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List".

1990...After Gorbachev is elected Secretary of the Communist Party.  He then becomes President of the Soviet Union.

 

March  15th

Julius Ceasar

Julius Caesar

44 B.C. ...Julius Caesar is assassinated on the ides of March.

1917...Russian Czar Nicholas abdicates his throne.

1939...The Nazis take Czechoslovakia.

 

March 16th

West Point Military Academy

West Point Military Academy

1802...The US Military Academy West Point is established.

1945...The US Military secures the Island of Iwo Jima.

1978...The supertanker Cadiz wrecks off the coast of Portsall, France, spilling 68 million gallons of oil into the sea to wash ashore.

 

March 17th

Las Vegas, Nevada

1762...The first St. Patrick's Day Parade.

1931...Nevada legalizes gambling.

1961...Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.

 

March 18th

  killer tornedo   

Tornado

1766...British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.

1925...The worst tornado in history kills almost 700 people and injures thousands others as it barrels through the states of Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.

 

March 19th

Sidney Harbor Bridge

Sidney Harbor Bridge

1918...Congress approves daylight-savings time.

1932...The Sydney Harbor Bridge Opens.

1953...The Academy Awards are televised for the first time with Bob Hope as the host.

2003...The beginning of the war in Iraq.

 

March 20th

President Lyndon B. Johnson

President Lyndon B. Johnson

1854...The creation of the Republican Party.

1965...President Lyndon B. Johnson sends federal troops to supervise the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

 

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