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Saturday, March 30, 2013

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March 30 - The Day in History

March 30 : General Interest
1981: President Reagan shot

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.,... read more


American Revolution
1775 : King George endorses New England Restraining Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-george-endorses-new-england-restraining-act

Automotive
2009 : President Obama announces auto industry shakeup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-obama-announces-auto-industry-shakeup

Civil War
1825 : Samuel Bell Maxey born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/samuel-bell-maxey-born

Cold War
1948 : Henry Wallace criticizes Truman's Cold War policies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-wallace-criticizes-trumans-cold-war-policies

Crime
1981 : Ronald Reagan is shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ronald-reagan-is-shot-by-john-hinckley-jr

Disaster
1980 : Oil workers drown in North Sea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oil-workers-drown-in-north-sea

General Interest
1814 : Allies capture Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allies-capture-paris
1855 : Violence disrupts first Kansas election
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/violence-disrupts-first-kansas-election
1867 : Seward's Folly
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sewards-folly
1870 : 15th Amendment adopted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/15th-amendment-adopted

Hollywood
1981 : Obsessed Jodie Foster fan John Hinckley Jr. shoots President Reagan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/obsessed-jodie-foster-fan-john-hinckley-jr-shoots-president-reagan

Literary
1820 : Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/anna-sewell-author-of-black-beauty-is-born

Music
1974 : John Denver has his first #1 hit with "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-denver-has-his-first-1-hit-with-quotsunshine-on-my-shouldersquot

Old West
1891 : "Sockless" Simpson rallies populist farmers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sockless-simpson-rallies-populist-farmers

Presidential
1981 : Reagan is shot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-is-shot

Sports
1965 : Bill Bradley scores 58 points for Princeton
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bill-bradley-scores-58-points-for-princeton

Vietnam War
1965 : Bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bomb-explodes-outside-us-embassy-in-saigon
1972 : North Vietnamese launch Nguyen Hue Offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-launch-nguyen-hue-offensive

World War I
1918 : Allied troops halt Germans at Moreuil Wood
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allied-troops-halt-germans-at-moreuil-wood

World War II
1940 : Japanese set up puppet regime at Nanking
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-set-up-puppet-regime-at-nanking

March 29 - The Day in History

March 29 : General Interest
1973: U.S. withdraws from Vietnam

Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Putnam named commander of New York troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/putnam-named-commander-of-new-york-troops

Automotive
2009 : White House ousts GM chief
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/white-house-ousts-gm-chief

Civil War
1865 : Appomattox campaign begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/appomattox-campaign-begins

Cold War
1951 : Rosenbergs convicted of espionage
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosenbergs-convicted-of-espionage

Crime
1951 : The Mad Bomber strikes in New York
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-mad-bomber-strikes-in-new-york

Disaster
1982 : Earthquake and volcano do double damage in Mexico
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-and-volcano-do-double-damage-in-mexico

General Interest
1879 : British victory at Kambula
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-victory-at-kambula
1974 : Mariner 10 visits Mercury
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/imariner-10i-visits-mercury

Hollywood
2005 : Miramax chiefs part ways with Disney
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/miramax-chiefs-part-ways-with-disney

Literary
1797 : Writer Mary Wollstonecraft marries William Godwin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/writer-mary-wollstonecraft-marries-william-godwin

Music
2006 : Tom Jones is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tom-jones-is-knighted-by-queen-elizabeth-ii

Old West
1806 : Congress authorizes survey of Cumberland Road
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-authorizes-survey-of-cumberland-road

Presidential
1790 : John Tyler is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-tyler-is-born
1929 : Herbert Hoover has telephone installed in Oval Office
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/herbert-hoover-has-telephone-installed-in-oval-office

Sports
1982 : Tar Heels win NCAA basketball championship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tar-heels-win-ncaa-basketball-championship

Vietnam War
1971 : Calley found guilty of My Lai murders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/calley-found-guilty-of-my-lai-murders
1973 : Last U.S. troops depart South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-us-troops-depart-south-vietnam

World War I
1917 : Swedish prime minister resigns over WWI policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/swedish-prime-minister-resigns-over-wwi-policy

World War II
1945 : Patton takes Frankfurt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patton-takes-frankfurt

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28 - The Day in History

March 28 : General Interest
1979: Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island

At 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close... read more


American Revolution
1774 : British Parliament adopts the Coercive Acts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-parliament-adopts-the-coercive-acts

Automotive
1941 : Land cleared for Ford's Willow Run plant
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/land-cleared-for-fords-willow-run-plant

Civil War
1862 : Yankess turn back Rebels at the Battle of Glorieta Pass
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-glorieta-pass

Cold War
1946 : Acheson-Lilienthal Report released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/acheson-lilienthal-report-released

Crime
1814 : Funeral held for the man behind the guillotine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/funeral-held-for-the-man-behind-the-guillotine
2006 : Duke lacrosse team suspended following sexual assault allegations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/duke-lacrosse-team-suspended-following-sexual-assault-allegations

Disaster
1979 : Reactor overheats at Three Mile Island
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reactor-overheats-at-three-mile-island

General Interest
1939 : Spanish Civil War ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spanish-civil-war-ends
1969 : Eisenhower dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-dies

Hollywood
1920 : Fairbanks and Pickford marry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fairbanks-and-pickford-marry

Literary
1936 : Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mario-vargas-llosa-peruvian-novelist-is-born

Music
1958 : W.C. Handy-the "Father of the Blues"-dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wc-handy8212the-quotfather-of-the-bluesquot8212dies

Old West
1776 : De Anza founds San Francisco
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/de-anza-founds-san-francisco

Presidential
1834 : Congress censures Jackson
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-censures-jackson

Sports
1984 : Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baltimore-colts-move-to-indianapolis

Vietnam War
1961 : Diem's popular support questioned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diems-popular-support-questioned
1967 : American pacifists arrive in Haiphong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-pacifists-arrive-in-haiphong

World War I
1915 : First American citizen killed during WWI
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-citizen-killed-during-wwi

World War II
1941 : Cunningham leads fateful British strike at Italians
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cunningham-leads-fateful-british-strike-at-italians

March 27 - The Day in History

March 27 : General Interest
1998: FDA approves Viagra

On this day in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves use of the drug Viagra, an oral medication that treats impotence... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Jefferson elected to the Continental Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jefferson-elected-to-the-continental-congress

Automotive
1952 : Toyota founder dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/toyota-founder-dies

Civil War
1865 : Lincoln, Sherman, and Grant meet
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-sherman-and-grant-meet

Cold War
1990 : TV Marti begins broadcasting to Cuba
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tv-marti-begins-broadcasting-to-cuba

Crime
1905 : Fingerprint evidence is used to solve a British murder case
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fingerprint-evidence-is-used-to-solve-a-british-murder-case

Disaster
1977 : Jumbo jets collide at Canary Islands airport
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jumbo-jets-collide-at-canary-islands-airport

General Interest
1912 : Japanese cherry trees planted along the Potomac
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-cherry-trees-planted-along-the-potomac
1958 : Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khrushchev-becomes-soviet-premier
1964 : Earthquake rocks Alaska
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-rocks-alaska

Hollywood
1973 : Marlon Brando declines Best Actor Oscar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marlon-brando-declines-best-actor-oscar

Literary
1923 : Poet Louis Simpson born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/poet-louis-simpson-born

Music
1979 : Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton are married
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pattie-boyd-and-eric-clapton-are-married

Old West
1836 : Mexicans execute defenders of Goliad
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mexicans-execute-defenders-of-goliad

Presidential
1829 : Jackson appoints John Eaton as secretary of war and starts scandal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackson-appoints-john-eaton-as-secretary-of-war-and-starts-scandal

Sports
1939 : March Madness is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/march-madness-is-born

Vietnam War
1965 : South Vietnamese forces conduct combat operations in Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-conduct-combat-operations-in-cambodia
1973 : Bombing of Cambodia to continue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bombing-of-cambodia-to-continue

World War I
1918 : Bessarabia annexed by Romania
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bessarabia-annexed-by-romania

World War II
1945 : Germans launch last of their V-2s
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-launch-last-of-their-v-2s

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 26 - The Day in History

March 26 : General Interest
1979: Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties... read more


American Revolution
1776 : South Carolina approves new constitution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-carolina-approves-new-constitution

Automotive
2008 : Ford sells Jaguar and Land Rover to India's Tata
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-sells-jaguar-and-land-rover-to-indias-tata

Civil War
1864 : McPherson takes over the Union Army of the Tennessee
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mcpherson-takes-over-the-army-of-the-tennessee

Cold War
1950 : McCarthy charges that Owen Lattimore is a Soviet spy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mccarthy-charges-that-owen-lattimore-is-a-soviet-spy

Crime
1987 : Torture chamber uncovered in Philadelphia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/torture-chamber-uncovered-in-philadelphia

Disaster
1872 : Deadly earthquake hits California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deadly-earthquake-hits-california

General Interest
1953 : Salk announces polio vaccine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salk-announces-polio-vaccine
1997 : Heaven's Gate cult members found dead
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heavens-gate-cult-members-found-dead

Hollywood
2000 : American Beauty tops Academy Awards
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-beauty-tops-academy-awards

Literary
1920 : F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/f-scott-fitzgeralds-first-novel-published

Music
1955 : "Black" music gets whitewashed, as Georgia Gibbs hits the pop charts with "The Wallflower (Dance With Me, Henry)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotblackquot-music-gets-whitewashed-as-georgia-gibbs-hits-the-pop-charts-with-quotthe-wallflower-dance-with-me-henryquot

Old West
1832 : The steamboat Yellowstone heads for Montana
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-steamboat-yellowstone-heads-for-montana

Presidential
1804 : Jefferson presented with a "mammoth loaf" of bread
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jefferson-presented-with-a-mammoth-loaf-of-bread

Sports
1979 : Michigan State defeats Indiana State in NCAA championship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michigan-state-defeats-indiana-state-in-ncaa-championship

Vietnam War
1969 : Antiwar demonstration in Washington
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-demonstration-in-washington
communists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-falls-to-the-communists

World War I
1917 : First Battle of Gaza
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-gaza

World War II
1941 : Naval warfare gets new weapon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/naval-warfare-gets-new-weapon

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25 - The Day in History

March 25 : General Interest
1911: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City

In one of the darkest moments of America's industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burns down, killing 145 workers, on this day in 1911... read more


American Revolution
1774 : Parliament passes the Boston Port Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/parliament-passes-the-boston-port-act

Automotive
1982 : Star driver Danica Patrick born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/star-driver-danica-patrick-born

Civil War
1865 : Confederates attack Fort Stedman, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-fort-stedman-virginia

Cold War
1946 : Soviets announce withdrawal from Iran
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-announce-withdrawal-from-iran

Crime
1932 : Verdict is announced in Scottsboro case
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/verdict-is-announced-in-scottsboro-case

Disaster
1911 : Fire kills 145 at Triangle Shirtwaist factory
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-kills-145-at-triangle-shirtwaist-factory

General Interest
1634 : The settlement of Maryland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-settlement-of-maryland
1957 : Common Market founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/common-market-founded
1975 : King Faisal assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-faisal-assassinated
1994 : Last U.S. troops depart Somalia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-us-troops-depart-somalia

Hollywood
2001 : Icelandic pop singer Bjork makes splash at the Oscars
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/icelandic-pop-singer-bjork-makes-splash-at-the-oscars

Literary
1955 : U.S. Customs seizes Howl
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-customs-seizes-howl

Music
1983 : The Motown "family" stages a bittersweet reunion performance
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-motown-quotfamilyquot-stages-a-bittersweet-reunion-performance

Old West
1879 : Cheyenne Chief Little Wolf surrenders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cheyenne-chief-little-wolf-surrenders

Presidential
1933 : USS Sequoia becomes presidential yacht
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-sequoia-becomes-presidential-yacht

Sports
1958 : Sugar Ray defeats Basilio for middleweight title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sugar-ray-defeats-basilio-for-middleweight-title

Vietnam War
1967 : Martin Luther King leads march against the war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/martin-luther-king-leads-march-against-the-war
1968 : Johnson meets with the "Wise Men"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-meets-with-wise-men

World War I
1918 : Belarusian Peoples' Republic established
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/belarusian-peoples-republic-established

World War II
1941 : Yugoslavia joins the Axis
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yugoslavia-joins-the-axis

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24 - The Day in History

March 24 : General Interest
1989: Exxon Valdez runs aground

The worst oil spill in U.S. territory begins when the supertanker Exxon Valdez, owned and operated by the Exxon Corporation, runs aground on a reef in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska... read more


American Revolution
1765 : Parliament passes the Quartering Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/parliament-passes-the-quartering-act

Automotive
2007 : Ferrari's around-the-world relay stops in L.A.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ferraris-around-the-world-relay-stops-in-la

Civil War
1862 : Abolitionist orator Wendell Phillips booed in Cincinnati
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wendall-phillips-booed-in-cincinnati

Cold War
1977 : United States and Cuba engage in direct negotiations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-and-cuba-engage-in-direct-negotiations

Crime
1998 : A school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas, kills five
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-school-shooting-in-jonesboro-arkansas-kills-five

Disaster
1989 : Exxon Valdez runs aground in Alaska
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/exxon-valdez-runs-aground-in-alaska

General Interest
1603 : Queen Elizabeth I dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/queen-elizabeth-i-dies
1996 : Shannon Lucid enters Mir
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shannon-lucid-enters-imiri
1999 : NATO bombs Yugoslavia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nato-bombs-yugoslavia

Hollywood
2002 : Halle Berry, Denzel Washington triumph at Oscars
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/halle-berry-denzel-washington-triumph-at-oscars

Literary
1955 : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-opens

Music
1958 : Elvis Presley is inducted into the U.S. Army
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jim-morrison-prompts-a-quotrally-for-decencyquot

Old West
1834 : John Wesley Powell born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-wesley-powell-born

Presidential
1949 : Truman signs off on aid to Palestine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-signs-off-on-aid-to-palestine

Sports
1976 : Peyton Manning born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peyton-manning-born

Vietnam War
1965 : First teach-in conducted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-teach-in-conducted
1975 : North Vietnamese launch "Ho Chi Minh Campaign"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-launch-ho-chi-minh-campaign

World War I
1918 : German forces cross the Somme River
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-forces-cross-the-somme-river

World War II
1944 : Wingate dies in Burma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wingate-dies-in-burma

Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 23 - The Day in History

March 23 : General Interest
1839: OK enters national vernacular

On this day in 1839, the initials "O.K." are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for "oll correct," a popular slang misspelling of "all correct" at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Patrick Henry voices American opposition to British policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patrick-henry-voices-american-opposition-to-british-policy

Automotive
1937 : Craig Breedlove, land-speed record holder, born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/craig-breedlove-land-speed-record-holder-born

Civil War
1862 : Rebels suffer defeat at the First Battle of Kernstown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackson-is-defeated-at-kernstown

Cold War
1983 : Reagan calls for new antimissile technology
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-calls-for-new-antimissile-technology

Crime
1979 : Two men sentenced in murder of former Chilean diplomat
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/two-men-sentenced-in-murder-of-former-chilean-diplomat

Disaster
1913 : Tornadoes devastate Nebraska
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tornadoes-devastate-nebraska

General Interest
1919 : Mussolini founds the Fascist party
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mussolini-founds-the-fascist-party
1983 : Artificial-heart patient dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/artificial-heart-patient-dies
1994 : Leading Mexican presidential candidate assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/leading-mexican-presidential-candidate-assassinated

Hollywood
1998 : James Cameron's Titanic wins 11 Academy Awards
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-camerons-titanic-wins-11-academy-awards
2011 : Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hollywood-icon-elizabeth-taylor-dies-at-79

Literary
1999 : Thomas Harris delivers Hannibal manuscript
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-harris-delivers-hannibal-manuscript

Music
1969 : Jim Morrison prompts a "Rally for Decency"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jim-morrison-prompts-a-quotrally-for-decencyquot

Old West
1806 : Lewis and Clark depart Fort Clatsop
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lewis-and-clark-depart-fort-clatsop

Presidential
1962 : Jackie Kennedy receives horse from governor of Pakistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackie-kennedy-receives-horse-from-governor-of-pakistan

Sports
1994 : Wayne Gretzky scores number 802
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wayne-gretzky-scores-number-802

Vietnam War
1961 : U.S. plane shot down over Laos
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-plane-shot-down-over-laos
1970 : Prince Sihanouk issues a call for arms
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prince-sihanouk-issues-a-call-for-arms

World War I
1918 : Paris hit by shells from new German gun
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-hit-by-shells-from-new-german-gun

World War II
1944 : Germans slaughter Italian civilians
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-slaughter-italian-civilians

March 22 - The Day in History

March 22 : General Interest
1765: Stamp Act imposed on American colonies

In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the vast new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act on this day in 1765... read more


American Revolution
1765 : British pass Stamp Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-pass-stamp-act

Automotive
1983 : The origins of the Hummer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-origins-of-the-hummer

Civil War
1817 : Confederate General Braxton Bragg is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/braxton-bragg-born

Cold War
1947 : Truman orders loyalty checks of federal employees
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-orders-loyalty-checks-of-federal-employees

Crime
1984 : Teachers are indicted at the McMartin Preschool
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/teachers-are-indicted-at-the-mcmartin-preschool

Disaster
1859 : Earthquake destroys landmarks in Quito, Ecuador
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-destroys-landmarks-in-quito-ecuador

General Interest
1820 : Naval hero killed in duel
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/naval-hero-killed-in-duel
1945 : Arab League formed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arab-league-formed
1972 : Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/equal-rights-amendment-passed-by-congress

Hollywood
2007 : News Corporation and NBC announce new Web deal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/news-corporation-and-nbc-announce-new-web-deal

Literary
1947 : Prolific, best-selling author James Patterson is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prolific-best-selling-author-james-patterson-is-born

Music
1930 : Stephen Sondheim is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stephen-sondheim-is-born

Old West
1908 : Louis L'Amour born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/louis-lamour-born

Presidential
1933 : FDR legalizes sale of beer and wine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-legalizes-sale-of-beer-and-wine

Sports
1894 : First Stanley Cup championship played
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-stanley-cup-championship-played

Vietnam War
1965 : Officials confirm "non-lethal gas" was provided
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/officials-confirm-non-lethal-gas-was-provided
1968 : Westmoreland to depart South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-to-depart-south-vietnam

World War I
1915 : Russians take Austrian garrison at Przemysl
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russians-take-austrian-garrison-at-przemysl

World War II
1942 : Cripps and Gandhi meet
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cripps-and-gandhi-meet

March 21 - The Day in History

March 21 : General Interest
Stanley begins search for Livingstone

On this day in 1871, journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous search through Africa for the missing British explorer Dr. David Livingstone... read more


American Revolution
1778 : Massacre at Hancock's Bridge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massacre-at-hancocks-bridge

Automotive
1960 : Formula One champ Ayrton Senna born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/formula-one-champ-ayrton-senna-born

Civil War
1863 : Edwin V. Sumner dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edwin-v-sumner-dies

Cold War
1980 : Carter tells U.S. athletes of Olympic boycott
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-tells-us-athletes-of-olympic-boycott

Crime
1963 : Alcatraz closes its doors
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alcatraz-closes-its-doors

Disaster
1932 : Series of tornadoes hits Southeast U.S.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/series-of-tornadoes-hits-southeast-us

General Interest
1804 : Napoleonic Code approved in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleonic-code-approved-in-france
1918 : Second Battle of the Somme begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-battle-of-the-somme-begins
1960 : Massacre in Sharpeville
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massacre-in-sharpeville
1965 : Selma to Montgomery march begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/selma-to-montgomery-march-begins

Hollywood
1980 : Famous Dallas cliffhanger airs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/famous-dallas-cliffhanger-airs

Literary
1678 : Reward offered for identity of pamphlet author
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reward-offered-for-identity-of-pamphlet-author

Music
1952 : The Moondog Coronation Ball is history's first rock concert
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-moondog-coronation-ball-is-history39s-first-rock-concert

Old West
1882 : "Broncho Billy" Anderson born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/broncho-billy-anderson-born

Presidential
1980 : Carter announces Olympic boycott
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-announces-olympic-boycott

Sports
1980 : Ronaldinho is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ronaldinho-is-born

Vietnam War
1967 : North Vietnam rejects Johnson overture
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-rejects-johnson-overture
1972 : Khmer Rouge shell Phnom Penh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-rouge-shell-phnom-penh

World War I
1918 : Germany begins major offensive on the Western Front
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-begins-major-offensive-on-the-western-front

World War II
1943 : Another plot to kill Hitler foiled
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/another-plot-to-kill-hitler-foiled

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 20 - The Day in History

March 20 : General Interest
1965: LBJ sends federal troops to Alabama

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson notifies Alabama's Governor George Wallace that he will use federal authority to call up the Alabama National Guard in order to supervise a planned civil rights march from Selma to Montgomer... read more


American Revolution
1778 : King Louis XVI receives U.S. representatives
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-louis-xvi-receives-us-representatives

Automotive
1928 : Auto pioneer James Packard dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/auto-pioneer-james-packard-dies

Civil War
1861 : Willie and Tad Lincoln get the measles
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/willie-and-tad-lincoln-get-the-measles

Cold War
1953 : Khrushchev begins his rise to power
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khrushchev-begins-his-rise-to-power

Crime
1995 : Tokyo subways are attacked with sarin gas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tokyo-subways-are-attacked-with-sarin-gas

Disaster
1345 : Black Death is created, allegedly
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/black-death-is-created-allegedly

General Interest
1413 : Henry V ascends upon father's death
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-v-ascends-upon-fathers-death
1854 : Republican Party founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/republican-party-founded
1995 : Nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nerve-gas-attack-on-tokyo-subway

Hollywood
1948 : 20th annual Academy Awards celebrated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/20th-annual-academy-awards-celebrated

Literary
1852 : Uncle Tom's Cabin is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uncle-toms-cabin-is-published

Music
1982 : Joan Jett tops the pop charts with "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joan-jett-tops-the-pop-charts-with-quoti-love-rock-39n39-rollquot

Old West
1823 : Ned Buntline born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ned-buntline-born

Presidential
1965 : LBJ pledges federal troops to Alabama civil-rights march
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lbj-pledges-federal-troops-to-alabama-civil-rights-march

Sports
1934 : Babe Didrikson goes to the mound for Philly
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/babe-didrikson-goes-to-the-mound-for-philly

Vietnam War
1954 : Americans alarmed about impending French defeat
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-alarmed-about-impending-french-defeat
1968 : Retired Marine Commandant comments on conduct of war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/retired-marine-commandant-comments-on-conduct-of-war

World War I
1915 : Britain and Russia divide future spoils of war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-and-russia-divide-future-spoils-of-war

World War II
1945 : British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-troops-liberate-mandalay-burma

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19 - The day in History

March 19 : General Interest
2003: War in Iraq begins

On this day in 2003, the United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, initiates war on Iraq... read more


American Revolution
1734 : Thomas McKean is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-mckean-is-born

Automotive
2005 : Maverick auto exec John DeLorean dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maverick-auto-exec-john-delorean-dies

Civil War
1865 : Rebels fail to stop Yankees at the Battle of Bentonville
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-bentonville-north-carolina

Cold War
1949 : East Germany approves new constitution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/east-germany-approves-new-constitution

Crime
1999 : Bodies found in Yosemite serial killer case
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bodies-found-in-yosemite-serial-killer-case

Disaster
1971 : Peruvian town wiped out
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peruvian-town-wiped-out

General Interest
1916 : First U.S. air combat mission begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-us-air-combat-mission-begins
1931 : Nevada legalizes gambling
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nevada-legalizes-gambling
1953 : DeMille wins Oscar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/demille-wins-oscar

Hollywood
1953 : First Academy Awards telecast on NBC
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-academy-awards-telecast-on-nbc

Literary
1842 : Balzac botches a publicity stunt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/balzac-botches-a-publicity-stunt

Music
1957 : Elvis Presley puts a down payment on Graceland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elvis-presley-puts-a-downpayment-on-graceland

Old West
1864 : Artist Charlie Russell born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/artist-charlie-russell-born

Presidential
2003 : Bush announces the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-announces-the-launch-of-operation-iraqi-freedom

Sports
1966 : Texas Western defeats Kentucky in NCAA finals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/texas-western-defeats-kentucky-in-ncaa-finals

Vietnam War
1966 : Seoul agrees to send additional troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seoul-agrees-to-send-additional-troops
1970 : National emergency declared in Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/national-emergency-declared-in-cambodia

World War I
1916 : First U.S. air-combat mission begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-us-air-combat-mission

World War II
1945 : General Fromm executed for plot against Hitler
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-fromm-executed-for-plot-against-hitler


Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18 - The Day in History

March 18 : General Interest
1852: Wells and Fargo start shipping and banking company

On this day in 1852, in New York City, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo join with several other investors to launch their namesake business... read more


American Revolution
1766 : Parliament repeals the Stamp Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/parliament-repeals-the-stamp-act

Automotive
1933 : Studebaker goes bankrupt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/studebaker-goes-bankrupt

Civil War
1864 : Sanitary Commission Fair in Washington
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sanitary-commission-fair-in-washington

Cold War
1950 : Nationalist Chinese forces invade mainland China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nationalist-chinese-forces-invade-mainland-china

Crime
1999 : Three women are murdered at Yosemite
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/three-women-are-murdered-at-yosemite

Disaster
1937 : Natural gas explosion kills schoolchildren in Texas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/natural-gas-explosion-kills-schoolchildren-in-texas

General Interest
1834 : Tolpuddle Martyrs banished to Australia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tolpuddle-martyrs-banished-to-australia
1925 : The Tri-State Tornado
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-tri-state-tornado
1962 : French-Algerian truce
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-algerian-truce

Hollywood
2008 : Anthony Minghella dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/anthony-minghella-dies

Literary
1932 : John Updike is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-updike-is-born

Music
1911 : Irving Berlin copyrights the biggest pop song of the early 20th century
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/irving-berlin-copyrights-the-biggest-pop-song-of-the-early-20th-century

Old West
1852 : Wells Fargo and Company established
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wells-fargo-and-company-established

Presidential
1837 : Grover Cleveland is born in Caldwell, New Jersey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grover-cleveland-is-born-in-caldwell-new-jersey

Sports
2002 : Spectator death forces new rules for NHL games
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spectator-death-forces-new-rules-for-nhl-games

Vietnam War
1969 : U.S. bombs Cambodia for the first time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-bombs-cambodia-for-the-first-time
1970 : Lon Nol ousts Prince Sihanouk
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lon-nol-ousts-prince-sihanouk

World War I
1915 : Allies open attack on Dardanelles
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allies-open-attack-on-dardanelles

World War II
1942 : War Relocation Authority is established in United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/war-relocation-authority-is-established-in-united-states