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Today In History - March 27
Today in History in 1625 Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland ascended the throne; in 1855 Abraham Gesner patented kerosene; and in 1980 Mount St. Helens became active after 123 years.
Monday, March 27, 2023

Today In History - March 26
Today in History in 1812 an earthquake destroyed most of Caracas, Venezuela; in 1874 poet Robert Frost was born; in 1931 actor Leonard Nimoy was born; and in 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announced a vaccine to prevent polio.
Sunday, March 26, 2023

Today In History - March 25
Today in History in 1918 Howard Cosell, sportscaster, was born in Winston-Salem, N.C.; in 1942 singer Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee; and in 1947 Reginald Kenneth Dwight was born in England – you know him better as Elton John
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Today In History - March 24
Today in History in 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB; and in 1947 John D. Rockefeller Jr. donates New York City East River site to the United Nations.
Friday, March 24, 2023

Today In History - March 23
Today in History in 1775 Patrick Henry proclaimed "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favor of Virginian troops joining U.S. Revolutionary war; and in 1983 Barney Clark, the first artificial  heart recipient, died after 112 days at age 62.
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Today In History - March 22
Today in History 1790 Thomas Jefferson became the first U.S. Secretary of State under President Washington; in 1941 actor Jimmy Stewart was inducted into the Army becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in WWII.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Today In History - March 21
Today in History in 1871 journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition to Africa; in 1917 Loretta Walsh became the U.S. Navy’s first female Petty Officer; and in 1980 J.R. was shot on the TV show Dallas.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Today In History - March 20
Today in History in 1602 the United Dutch East Indian Company was formed; in 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was published in Boston; and in 1942 General MacArthur vowed, “I shall return.”
Monday, March 20, 2023

Today In History - March 19
Today in History in 1863 the SS Georgiana, the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo valued at $1,000,000; and in 1965 on the same day archaeologist E. Lee Spence discovered the wreck of the SS Georgiana.
Sunday, March 19, 2023

Today In History - March 18
Today in History in 1837 future president Grover Cleveland was born in New Jersey; in 1959 Hawaii’s statehood bill was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower; and in 1961 the Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy was introduced.
Saturday, March 18, 2023

Today In History - March 17
Today in History in 461 St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend); in 1756 St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in New York City at the Crown & Thistle Tavern; and in 1973 Queen Elizabeth opened the new London Bridge.
Friday, March 17, 2023

Today In History - March 16
Today in History in 1850 “Scarlett Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne was published; in 1881 Barnum & Bailey Circus debuted; and in 1945 the Allies secured Iwo Jima.
Thursday, March 16, 2023

Today In History - March 15
Today in History in 44 BC Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic was stabbed to death on the Ides of March; and in 1493 Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first New World voyage.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Today In History - March 14
Today in History in 1794 Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin; in 1950 the FBI started the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives program; and in 1967 JFK’s body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Today In History - March 13
Today in History in 1887 earmuffs were patented by Chester Greenwood of Maine; in 1901 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (1889-93), died in Indianapolis at 67; and in 1991 Exxon paid $1-billion dollars in fines and cleanup of the Valdez oil spill.
Monday, March 13, 2023

Today In History - March 12
Today in History in 1455 First record of Johann Gutenberg's Bible; in 1912 the Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) were formed in Savannah, Georgia by Juliette Gordon Low; and in 1933 FDR conducted his first "fireside chat" on the radio.
Sunday, March 12, 2023

Today In History - March 11
Today in History in 1918 the first confirmed cased of Spanish Flu in the United States was reported at Fort Riley, Kansas; and in 1998 the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry were launched into space.
Saturday, March 11, 2023

Today In History - March 10
Today in History in 1783 the USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins the last naval battle of the US Revolutionary War; and in 1876 the first telephone call was made from Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson.
Friday, March 10, 2023

Today In History - March 9
Today in History in 1862 the USS Monitor and CSS Merrimack battled in Hampton Roads; in 1953 Josef Stalin was buried in Moscow; and in 1989 Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy.
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Today In History - March 8
Today in History in 1820 5th U.S. President James Monroe's daughter Maria was the first child of a President to marry in the White House; in 1838 the U.S. Mint in New Orleans began operation producing dimes; and in 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 lost contact and disappeared.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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