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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

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