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Today In History – April 01 – British Royal Air Force Is Founded

April Fools tradition popularized – First U.S. House of Representatives elects speaker – Florida Governor commits suicide – British Royal Air Force is founded – Alaskan earthquake triggers massive tsunami – Nixon signs legislation banning cigarette ads on TV and radio – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

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Today In History – March 31 – Eiffel Tower Opens

Jews to be expelled from Spain – Abigail Adams asks her husband to “remember the ladies” – Eiffel Tower opens – Mississippi River reaches peak flood level – 200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax – Longest strike in Major League Baseball history ends

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Today In History – March 30 – President Reagan Shot

Violence disrupts first Kansas election – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward – 15th Amendment adopted – Oil workers drown in North Sea – President Reagan shot

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Today In History – March 29 – U.S. Withdraws From Vietnam

John Tyler is born – Herbert Hoover has telephone installed in Oval Office – The Mad Bomber strikes in New York – U.S. withdraws from Vietnam – Earthquake and volcano do double damage in Mexico – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time – Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants – Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40

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Today In History – March 28 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower Dies

British Parliament adopts the Coercive Acts – Congress censures Jackson – First American citizen killed during WWI – Eisenhower dies – Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island – .7 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia

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Today In History – March 27 – Strongest Earthquake in American History Rocks Alaska

Jackson appoints John Eaton as secretary of war and starts scandal – Fingerprint evidence is used to solve a British murder case – March Madness is born – Earthquake rocks Alaska – Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System beginsJumbo jets collide at Canary Islands airport – Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel

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Today In History – March 26 – Israel-Egyptian Peace Agreement Signed

South Carolina approves new constitution – Jefferson presented with a “mammoth loaf” of bread – An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela – Deadly earthquake hits California – First Battle of Gaza – Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

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Today In History – March 25 – Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City – Verdict is announced in Scottsboro case – Soviets announce withdrawal from Iran – An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111 – The EEC (Common Market) founded – Johnson meets with the “Wise Men” – King Faisal assassinated

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Today In History – March 24 – Exxon Valdez Oil Spill In Alaska

Queen Elizabeth I dies – United States and Cuba engage in direct negotiations – Exxon Valdez oil spill – School shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas, kills five – NATO bombs Yugoslavi – Apple releases the first version of the Mac OS X operating system

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Today In History – March 23 – NASA Launches Gemini 3, First Two-Man Space Flight

OK enters national vernacular – U.S. plane shot down over Laos – NASA launches Gemini 3 – Reagan calls for new antimissile technology – Mexican presidential candidate assassinated – Titanic wins 11 Academy Awards

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Today In History – March 22 – Equal Rights Amendment Passed By Congress

British Impose Stamp Act on American colonies – Earthquake destroys landmarks in Quito, Ecuador – First Stanley Cup championship played – FDR legalizes sale of beer and wine – The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt – Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress – USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after liftoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport

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Today In History – March 21 – Suicide Bomber Kills 3, Injures 49 In Tel Aviv Coffee Shop

Stanley begins search for Livingstone –  Series of tornadoes hits Southeast U.S. – President Carter announces Olympic boycott – In a Tel Aviv, Israel coffee shop, a suicide bomber kills 3 and injures 49

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Today In History – March 20 – Republican Party Founded

Republican Party founded –  An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina – President Lyndon B. Johnson sends federal troops to Alabama – Nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway

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Today In History – March 19 – War In Iraq Begins

First U.S. air combat mission begins – Nevada legalizes gambling – First Academy Awards telecast on NBC – C-SPAN Goes Live -War in Iraq begins

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Today In History – March 18 – American Express Founded

Grover Cleveland is born in Caldwell, New Jersey – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo – Natural gas explosion kills schoolchildren in Texas – U.S. bombs Cambodia for the first time – Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube is removed at the request of her husband

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Today In History – March 17 – Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel

Saint Patrick dies – First St. Patrick’s Day parade – The British evacuate Boston – Earthquakes kill more than 1,200 in Taiwan – The National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt – First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber – Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel – Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns

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Today In History – March 16 – James Madison, Father of the Constitution, Is Born

James Madison, Father of the Constitution, is born – U.S. Military Academy established – Reagan orders troops into Honduras – William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, was kidnapped – Terry Anderson kidnapped

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Today In History – March 15 – First Internet Domain Name Registered

1767: Andrew Jackson born: Andrew Jackson is born in the Garden of the Waxhaws, South Carolina. The son of Irish immigrants, Jackson spent much of his early life in the rough-and-tumble frontier regions of South Carolina and Tennessee. His father died from injuries sustained while lifting a heavy log, and his mother was left with […]

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Today In History – March 14 – Albert Einstein Born

Albert Einstein born – The FBI debuts 10 Most Wanted – Jack Ruby sentenced to death – JFK’s body moved to permanent gravesite – Gorbachev elected president of the Soviet Union – An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hits southeastern Iran

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Today In History – March 13 – U.S. Army Launches K-9 Corps

Czar Alexander II assassinated – Impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson begins – U.S. Army launches K-9 Corps – Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska – An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey – The Dunblane massacre

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Today In History – March 12 – FDR gives first fireside chat

FDR gives first fireside chat – Truman Doctrine is announced –  New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets – Police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors – The Dixie Chicks backlash begins – Zoran ?in?i?, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade

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Today In History – March 11 – Madrid Train Bombings

Congress establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet Union’s leader – Lithuania proclaims its independence – Janet Reno becomes the first female Attorney General of the United States – Madrid train bombings – Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile

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Today In History – March 10 – Alexander Bell Makes First Successful Telephone Call

Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call – Mine explosion kills 1,060 in France – An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people – Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer Exposed

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Today In History – March 09 – Hello Barbie!

Supreme Court rules on Amistad mutiny – Firebombing of Tokyo – Barbie makes her debut – First Adopt-a-Highway sign goes up – Comedian George Burns dies at age 100

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Today In History – March 08 – Joe DiMaggio Passes Away

Pennsylvania militiamen senselessly murder Patriot allies – Egypt opens the Suez Canal – Reagan refers to U.S.S.R. as “evil empire” – The Supreme Court upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing – Joe DiMaggio passes away – A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council

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Today In History – March 07 – Alexander Graham Bell Patents The Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone – Bangladesh’s first democratic leader – Carter meets with Yitzhak Rabin – Writers Guild of America strike begins – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use – Stanley Kubrick dies

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Today In History – March 06 – The Herald of Free Enterprise Ferry Sinks

Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case  – Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States – Blast at Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three – The first United States Football League game is played – The Herald of Free Enterprise ferry sinks

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Today In History – March 05 – Winston Churchill Delivers Iron Curtain Speech

The Boston Massacre – Winston Churchill delivers Iron Curtain speech – Joseph Stalin dies – Hula-Hoop patented

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Today In History – March 04 – Jeannette Rankin, A Republican, Becomes The First Female Member of the United States House of Representatives

Government under the U.S. Constitution begins – Abraham Lincoln inaugurated – Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives – Frances Perkins becomes the first female member of the United States Cabinet – Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis marry – Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of CanadaFDR inaugurated – A massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London

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Today In History – March 03 – Star-Spangled Banner” Becomes Official U.S. National Anthem

Congress overrides presidential veto for first time – Rutherford B. Hayes is inaugurated in a private ceremony – “The Star-Spangled Banner” becomes official – Faulty door dooms plane – Police caught on video brutality beating Rodney King

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