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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

Today In History - March 7
Today in History in 1530 King Henry VIII's divorce request was denied by the Pope. Henry then declared that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church; and in 1887 North Carolina State University was founded by the NC General Assembly.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Today In History - March 6
Today in History in 1836 the Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting during Texas Revolution between 1,500 and 3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texans at the Alamo. Between 182 and 257 Texans died, including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.
Monday, March 6, 2023

Today In History - March 5
Today in History in 1960 Elvis Presley ended his two year hitch in the U.S. Army; and in 1963 country singers Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas died in a plane crash.
Sunday, March 5, 2023

Today In History - March 4
Today in History in 1801 Thomas Jefferson became the 1st U.S. President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C. as the 3rd President; Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated in 1861 as the 16th U.S. President; and in 1933 Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd U.S. President.
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Today In History - March 3
Today in History in 1845 Florida becomes 27th state of the Union; in 1931 "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem by congressional resolution; in 1933 Mount Rushmore was dedicated; and in 1972 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson were completed at Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Friday, March 3, 2023

Today In History - March 2
Today in History in 1793 the first President of the Republic of Texas – Sam Houston was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia; in 1904 children’s author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts; and in 1917 actor Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy) was born in Santiago, Cuba.
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Today In History - March 1
Today in History in 1692 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Mass.; in 1845 President Tyler signed a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas; and in 1936 the Hoover Dam was completed.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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