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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
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