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    What happened on March 19

    • March 19, 1279 A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China

    • March 19, 1286 "Alexander III, King of Scots, killed accidentally at Kinghorn, Fife."

    • March 19, 1452 Frederick III of Hapsburg crowned Roman German Emperor

    • March 19, 1524 Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas

    • March 19, 1540 "Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a ""heretic"""

    • March 19, 1563 Peace of Amboise; Rights for Huguenots

    • March 19, 1571 Spanish troops occupy Manila

    • March 19, 1628 Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen

    • March 19, 1644 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide

    • March 19, 1682 Nationally Council accept independence of French church

    • March 19, 1687 "Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men."

    • March 19, 1702 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England

    • March 19, 1747 "Quebec Quebec, Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquiere 1685-1752 appointed Governor of New France"

    • March 19, 1748 English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US

    • March 19, 1775 "4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)"

    • March 19, 1775 Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement

    • March 19, 1790 "Supply ship HMS Sirius, one of the vessels in the First Fleet to Australia, is wrecked on Norfolk Island en route to pick up supplies."

    • March 19, 1822 "Boston, Massachusetts incorporated as a city"

    • March 19, 1831 "In the first recorded bank heist in U.S. history, the doors of the City Bank on New York City’s Wall Street are opened by duplicate keys on a Saturday morning, and the perpetrator escapes with $245,000"

    • March 19, 1831 "The City Bank of New York becomes the site of the first bank robbery in United States history ($245,000 taken)."

    • March 19, 1855 The vehicular suspension bridge across the Niagara Gorge (built in 1848) is strengthened for the passage of railway trains. The original wooden trusses were replaced by steel in 1880.

    • March 19, 1861 Maori War in New Zealand ends with Maori surrender

    • March 19, 1861 The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.

    • March 19, 1863 "The Confederate cruiser SS Georgiana was destroyed on her maiden voyage. The wreck was discovered on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenage diver and adventurer E. Lee Spence."

    • March 19, 1865 Battle of Bentonville-Confederates retreat from Greenville NC

    • March 19, 1866 Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die

    • March 19, 1871 Minister of Inland Revenue Alexander Morris 1826-1889 introduces Act to legalize metric system in Canada

    • March 19, 1883 Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes

    • March 19, 1885 "Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Saskatchewan"

    • March 19, 1892 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England vs SA (Cape Town)

    • March 19, 1895 Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service

    • March 19, 1898 "USS Oregon departs San Francisco for 14,000 mile trip around South America to join U.S. Squadron off Cuba"

    • March 19, 1906 "Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's ""Quattro Rusteghi"", premieres in Munich"

    • March 19, 1907 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch NV (state record)

    • March 19, 1914 Stanley Cup: Toronto Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Victoria Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game

    • March 19, 1915 Pluto is photographed for the first time but was not recognized as a planet.

    • March 19, 1915 Pluto photographed for first time (although unknown at the time)

    • March 19, 1916 "Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history."

    • March 19, 1916 "First U.S. Air Combat Mission Begins Eight Curtiss ""Jenny"" planes of the First Aero Squadron take off from Columbus, Mexico, in the first combat air mission in U.S. history"

    • March 19, 1917 "Navy Department authorizes enrollment of women in Naval Reserve with ratings of yeoman, radio electrician, or other essential ratings."

    • March 19, 1917 US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act)

    • March 19, 1918 Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time

    • March 19, 1918 S Potter becomes first US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane

    • March 19, 1918 The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

    • March 19, 1920 US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)

    • March 19, 1921 "Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled, three wounded."

    • March 19, 1925 Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop

    • March 19, 1928 """Amos & Andy"" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)"

    • March 19, 1930 Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi

    • March 19, 1931 Gambling is legalized in Nevada.

    • March 19, 1931 "The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra played its first concert in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania."

    • March 19, 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge officially opened by New South Wales Premier Jack Lang

    • March 19, 1932 The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.

    • March 19, 1936 Actress Ursula Andress born

    • March 19, 1937 Commons passes bill banning Canadian enlistment in the Spanish Civil War.

    • March 19, 1938 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes

    • March 19, 1940 Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt

    • March 19, 1941 "Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestraestra record ""Green Eyes"" & ""Maria Elena"""

    • March 19, 1941 "World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated."

    • March 19, 1942 FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty

    • March 19, 1942 SecNav gave Civil Engineering Corps command of Seabees

    • March 19, 1942 The Thoroughbred Racing Association is established in Chicago.

    • March 19, 1942 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago

    • March 19, 1943 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks

    • March 19, 1943 "Frank Nitti, Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone committed suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard."

    • March 19, 1944 German Army invades Hungary.

    • March 19, 1944 "Tippett's oratorium ""Child of Our Time"", premieres in London"

    • March 19, 1944 World War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.

    • March 19, 1945 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan

    • March 19, 1945 Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree: destruction of German facilities

    • March 19, 1945 British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)

    • March 19, 1945 "World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 800 of her crew and crippling the ship."

    • March 19, 1946 "French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Réunion become overseas departments"

    • March 19, 1946 Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as President of USSR

    • March 19, 1947 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan

    • March 19, 1948 "Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at Madison Square Garden, New York NY"

    • March 19, 1949 "First museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge TN"

    • March 19, 1950 5th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias

    • March 19, 1950 City College of New York defeats Bradley to win the NIT

    • March 19, 1951 "Herman Wouk's ""Caine Mutiny"", published"

    • March 19, 1953 "25th Academy Awards: ""Greatest Show on Earth"", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)"

    • March 19, 1953 "Cecil B. DeMille received the only Oscar of his illustrious career for the circus extravaganza, The Greatest Show on Earth"

    • March 19, 1953 "Tennessee Williams' ""Camino Real"", premieres in New York NY"

    • March 19, 1954 "First color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, New York NY"

    • March 19, 1954 First rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo NM

    • March 19, 1954 Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in color.

    • March 19, 1954 "Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete tons in innings vs England"

    • March 19, 1955 17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: San Francisco beats La Salle 77-63

    • March 19, 1955 Actor Bruce Willis born

    • March 19, 1956 "Biggest NBA margin of victory: Minnesota Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75"

    • March 19, 1957 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score

    • March 19, 1958 "A fire in a loft building in New York, New York kills 24 people."

    • March 19, 1958 Britain's first planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London

    • March 19, 1958 Sobers completes a century in each innings vs Pakistan

    • March 19, 1959 """1st Impressions"" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances"

    • March 19, 1960 """Redhead"" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances"

    • March 19, 1960 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55

    • March 19, 1962 """All American"" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances"

    • March 19, 1962 Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.

    • March 19, 1962 Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal

    • March 19, 1962 "Bob Dylan releases his first, self-titled album."

    • March 19, 1964 "Cape Whittle Quebec, over 100 cm of snow falls at Cape Whittle; Quebec's greatest one-day snowfall"

    • March 19, 1964 Number one hit on UK music charts - Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children

    • March 19, 1964 "Sean Connery's first day of shooting on ""Goldfinger"""

    • March 19, 1964 Sergeant Major Walter Leja awarded George Medal for heroic conduct while dismantling FLQ bombs in Montreal

    • March 19, 1964 The Great St Bernard Tunnel under the Alps between Switzerland and Italy opens to traffic.

    • March 19, 1965 Chivu Stoica becomes President of the Council of Romanian People's Republic & Nicolae Ceausescu appointed first Secretary of Romanian communist party

    • March 19, 1965 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies

    • March 19, 1965 "Rembrandt's ""Titus"" sells for then record ƒ7,770,000"

    • March 19, 1966 """Pousse Cafe"" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances"

    • March 19, 1966 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Kentucky 72-65

    • March 19, 1967 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France

    • March 19, 1967 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic

    • March 19, 1968 Howard University students seize administration building

    • March 19, 1969 British invade Anguilla

    • March 19, 1969 British troops take over the Caribbean island Anguilla following internal political wranglings.

    • March 19, 1969 Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention

    • March 19, 1969 "collapse of 385 metre tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, UK, because of icing."

    • March 19, 1970 West German chancellor & East German premier Willy Brandt meet

    • March 19, 1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half

    • March 19, 1972 """To Live Another Summer"" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances"

    • March 19, 1972 Carol Mann wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

    • March 19, 1972 India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty

    • March 19, 1972 India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty.

    • March 19, 1972 "Los Angeles Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 points"

    • March 19, 1973 "Dean tells Nixon, ""There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"""

    • March 19, 1974 Jefferson Starship begins their first tour

    • March 19, 1974 Quebec brings in free dental care for all children under eight in the province

    • March 19, 1975 """Dr Jazz"" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances"

    • March 19, 1975 Pennsylvania is first state to allow girls to compete with boys in High School sports

    • March 19, 1976 "Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years"

    • March 19, 1977 """Side by Side by Sondheim"" closes at Music Box NYC after 390 performances"

    • March 19, 1977 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000 meter (1:15.33)

    • March 19, 1978 "50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb"

    • March 19, 1981 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident

    • March 19, 1981 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4

    • March 19, 1981 Emmy 8th Daytime Awards: Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time

    • March 19, 1981 Three workers are killed and five injured during a test of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

    • March 19, 1982 "Falklands War: Argentines land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war."

    • March 19, 1982 National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27

    • March 19, 1984 """Kate & Allie"", premieres"

    • March 19, 1984 In Uzbek a 7.1 earthquake resulted in at least 100 people injured and extensive damage (IX) in the Gazli area

    • March 19, 1984 John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York

    • March 19, 1984 KSD-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA

    • March 19, 1984 "Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River"

    • March 19, 1984 "Pitcher Denny McLain, indicted on various charges of racketeering"

    • March 19, 1984 STS 41-C vehicle moves to launch pad

    • March 19, 1985 """Spin Magazine"" begins publishing"

    • March 19, 1985 In Bolivia a 5.5 earthquake killed 2 people and damage in the Monteagudo area.

    • March 19, 1985 New South Wales wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket

    • March 19, 1985 "Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile"

    • March 19, 1987 Bonnie Blair skates ladies world record 500 meter (39.43 seconds)

    • March 19, 1987 Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company

    • March 19, 1987 Hassanali inaugurated as President of Trinidad & Tobago

    • March 19, 1987 PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn

    • March 19, 1987 Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.

    • March 19, 1988 2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast North Ireland

    • March 19, 1988 Em Winter was born!

    • March 19, 1989 Boeing V-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight

    • March 19, 1989 Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson

    • March 19, 1990 "Bridgetown Barbados, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney 1939- forgives $182 million debt owed by Caribbean countries to Canada"

    • March 19, 1990 First world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)

    • March 19, 1991 Kansas City Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers

    • March 19, 1991 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

    • March 19, 1991 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses

    • March 19, 1991 St Louis Blue Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

    • March 19, 1992 """Master Builder"" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances"

    • March 19, 1992 British Prince Andrew & Princess Sarah Ferguson announce separation

    • March 19, 1994 2500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde Netherlands

    • March 19, 1994 Lara scores 167 for West Indies vs England at Georgetown

    • March 19, 1994 "Largest omelet (1,383² ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama Japan"

    • March 19, 1994 New Jersey Devils club record 41st win of the season

    • March 19, 1995 """Translations"" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 25 performances"

    • March 19, 1995 """Uncle Vanya"" closes at Circle in Square Theater NYC after 29 performances"

    • March 19, 1995 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway

    • March 19, 1995 Arizona begins using new area code 520 outside of Phoenix

    • March 19, 1995 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)

    • March 19, 1995 Finland Social-Democratic Party wins parliamentary election

    • March 19, 1995 Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament

    • March 19, 1995 "Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers"

    • March 19, 1995 NBA New York Knicks beat New York Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)

    • March 19, 1995 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3 :4.08)

    • March 19, 1996 "Defeated in the federal election, former Australian prime minister Paul Keating announces his retirement"

    • March 19, 1996 "In Southern Xinjiang, China a 6.3 earthquake killed at least twenty-four people, 128 injured and more than 15,314 houses destroyed in the Artux-Jiashi area"

    • March 19, 1996 Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson after 38 years of marrage

    • March 19, 1997 "Police fired tear gas and warning shots in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to quell a protest against the government's plan to use foreign mercenaries to crush a separatist rebellion"

    • March 19, 1997 Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments

    • March 19, 1998 """Ah Wilderness!"", opens at Vivian Beaumont theater"

    • March 19, 2004 "A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations."

    • March 19, 2004 "nekoski bus disaster - A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in nekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured."

    • March 19, 2004 Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20. See 3-19 Shooting Incident.

    • March 19, 2007 Airbus A380 makes first flights to United States.







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    • March 19, 1840 "Visitor posting - 35 members of a Comanche peace delegation were shot dead during negotiations for exchange of captives. Texas Rangers lost 10 delegates, most by friendly fire in San Antonio in attempts to end 2 years of fighting; known as The Council House Fight.. - USA"

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