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Historical People and Events for March

by John T. Marck

March 1

The Articles of Confederation were established, 1781

Congress authorized the first United States Census, 1790

Ohio entered the Union, 1803 (17th)

Nebraska entered the Union, 1867 (37th)

Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone National Park, 1872

March 2

Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas, was born near Lexington, Va., 1793

Texas declared independence from Mexico, 1836

Puerto Ricans granted United States Citizenship, 1917

King Kong, the motion picture, premiered in New York, 1933

March 3

Florida entered the Union, 1845 (27th)

Federal Congress passed the Conscription Act, 1863

Star Spangled Banner adopted as National Anthem of the United States, 1931

March 4

England's King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn for an area of land that later became the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1681

Vermont entered the Union, 1791 (14th)

Jesse James died at age 34, 1882

March 5

The Boston Massacre took place, 1770

Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin died at age 73, after 29 years in power, 1953

Actor John Belushi found dead at age 33 of a drug overdose in Hollywood 1982

March 6

Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born in Durham, England, 1806

The Battle of the Alamo ended after 13-day siege, 1836

The Dred Scott Decision handed down, 1857

Retired Supreme Court Justice Oliver Hendell Holmes, Jr., died in Washington, D.C., 1935

March 7

Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone, 1876

Army Distinguished Service Medal was authorized, 1918

Remagen Bridge crossed by United States Army, 1945

The Beatles U.S. Album Past Masters, Volumes I & 2, released, 1988

March 8

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was born, 1841

President Millard Fillmore died, 1874

President William Howard Taft died, 1930

March 9

Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, 1796

The Battle of "USS Monitor" & "CSS Merrimack" occurred at Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1862

Anne Frank died, 1945

March 10

Daniel Boone's expedition of Kentucky began, 1775

Thomas Jefferson appointed minister to France,1785

Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone call, 1876

March 11

Permanent Confederate Constitution adopted, 1861

General George B. McClellan removed as general-in-chief, 1862

General Douglas MacArthur vowed "I shall return" 1942

March 12

First Lady Jane Pierce born, 1806

General Ulysses S. Grant was named general in chief of Federal Army, 1863

The Girl Scouts of America were founded, 1912

Paul McCartney (of the Beatles) married Linda Eastman in London, 1969

March 13

The planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel, 1781

First Lady Abigail Fillmore was born, 1798

President Benjamin Harrison died in Indianapolis, 1901

American Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died in Rochester, New York, 1906

March 14

Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, 1793

Physicist Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany, 1879

First Lady Lucretia Garfield died, 1918

Jack Ruby convicted of the murder of President John F. Kennedy assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, 1964

March 15

Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius, 44 B.C.

President Andrew Jackson was born, 1767

Maine entered the Union, 1820 (23rd)

"My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway, 1956

March 16

President James Madison was born, 1751

Congress authorized the establishment of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., 1802

Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" was published, 1850

First Lady Patricia Nixon was born, 1912

March 17

The Camp Fire Girls created, 1912

Golda Meir became the prime minister of Israel, 1969

The Refugee Act was signed by President James Carter, 1980

March 18

The Stamp Act was repealed, 1776

President Grover Cleveland was born, 1837

Schick, Inc. marketed the first electric razor, 1931

March 19

Congress approved daylight-savings time, 1918

Volcano erupted in Bali, killing 1500, 1963

United States House of Representatives began televising day-to-day business, 1979

March 20

England's King Henry IV died, succeeded by Henry V, 1413

Sir Isaac Newton died in London, 1727

Uncle Tom's Cabin was first published, 1852

John Lennon (of The Beatles) married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar, 1969

March 21

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, 1685

Thomas Jefferson became Secretary of State under President Washington, 1790

Alcatraz prison emptied prisoners by the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1963

March 22

The Stamp Act was approved by Parliament, 1765

Congress outlawed polygamy, 1882

The first movie shown to an audience occurred in Paris, 1895

The Beatles UK album Please Please Me was released, 1963

The Beatles US album The Early Beatles was released, 1965

March 23

Patrick Henry's Give me Liberty speech occurred, 1775

The United States Mint produced its first coins made by a press, 1836

March 24

Tudor Dynasty ended after 118 years, 1603

The Germans attacked the British in North Africa during WWII, 1941

Largest oil spill in United States history happened in Alaska, 1989

March 25

Maryland was founded, by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore (Maryland Day), 1634

RCA first produced color televisions, 1954

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by his nephew who had a history of mental illness, 1975

March 26

Congress passed Naturalization Act, 1790

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna, 1827

Corrugated lifeboat was patented, 1845

Poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, N.J., 1892

March 27

Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida, 1513

President George Washington and Congress created United States Navy, 1794

First long distance telephone call made from Boston to New York, 1884

Charles I ascended the English throne upon the death of James I, 1625

March 28

Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented the washing machine, 1797

President Dwight D. Eisenhower died, 1969

Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, Nuclear Reactor accident, 1979

The names of Turkish cities Constantinople & Angora were changed to Istanbul & Ankara, 1930

March 29

President John Tyler was born, 1790

First Lady Lou Hoover was born, 1874

Meat, butter and cheese rationing began as a result of WWII, 1943

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of espionage, 1951

March 30

First Lady Abigail Fillmore died, 1853

Alaska sold to United States by Russia, 1867

The Queensboro Bridge, linking Manhattan and Queens opened, 1909

President Reagan was shot in chest & wounded in Washington, D.C., during an assassination attempt, 1981

March 31

The first of the Intolerable Acts passed Parliament, 1774

Wabash, Indiana was the first town to be illuminated by electric lights, 1880

"Oklahoma!" opened on Broadway, 1943


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