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Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Hits Virginia, Sends Shockwaves Throughout East Coast (Video Roundup)

An unusually strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck central Virginia Tuesday afternoon and sent tremors along the East Coast, which prompted office buildings from Washington D.C. to New York to be evacuated.

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Today In History – April 19 – Oklahoma City Bombing

The American Revolution begins – First blood in the Civil War – First Boston Marathon held – Earthquake rocks Guatemala – Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins – South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die – Oklahoma City bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building explodes

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Today In History – April 18 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake

The Great San Francisco Earthquake – Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome – BBC Radio announces that there is no news on that day – Suicide bomber destroys U.S. embassy in Beirut – The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis – Chinese students protest against government – Fifty-year-old Mark Martin wins NASCAR race

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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 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 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 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 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 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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Tsunami Hits Northern Japan After Massive 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast – UPDATE: Tsunami Waves Hit Hawaii, Alaska: UPDATE II: 88,000 People Are Missing In Japan

Emergency Management Specialist David Lee at Fort Richardson said there are no reports of damage and no significant damage expected on the coast of Alaska, although that could still depend on the surge in different areas.

 

Tsunami Hits Northern Japan After Massive 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast: <span style=”color: #ff0000;”>UPDATE:</span> Tsunami Waves Hit Hawaii, Alaska

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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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