History of March

History of March

Katelin Vonfeldt, Reporter

March 1st: In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps, an organization sending young American volunteers to developing countries to assist with basic human needs.

March 2nd: In 1943, the Battle of Bismarck began between the US and Japan, in which 8 transports carrying 7,000 Japanese troops were sunk.

March 3rd: In 1931, the Star Spangled Banner became the official US anthem.

March 4th: In 1789, the first meeting of the new Congress under the new U.S. Constitution took place in New York City.

March 5th: In 1946, The “Iron Curtain” speech was delivered by Winston Churchill.

March 6th: In 1475, renaissance genius Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy.

March 7th: In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered troops to march into the Rhineland, violating the Versailles Treaty.

March 8th: In 1874, the 13th President of the United States Millard Fillmore died.

March 9th: In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was commissioned as a Lieutenant General and became commander of the Union armies.

March 10th: In 1862, the first issue of U.S. government paper money occurred as $5, $10 and $20 bills began circulation.

March 11th: In 1997, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

March 12th: In 1894, Coca Cola was sold in bottles for the first time in a candy store in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

March 13th: In 1639, Harvard University was named after clergyman John Harvard.

March 14th: In 1798, Eli Whitney patented the Cotton Gin.

March 15th: In 44 B.C Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus.

March 16th: In 1968, New York Senator Robert Kennedy announced his intention to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

March 17th: In 1776, the British completed their evacuation of Boston after Revolutionary forces laid siege to it. 

March 18th: In 1974, the five-month-old Arab oil embargo against the U.S. was lifted. 

March 19th: In 2003, the United States launched an attack against Iraq to topple dictator Saddam Hussein from power.

March 20th: In 1995, a nerve gas attack occurred on the Tokyo subway system during rush hour resulting in 12 persons killed and 5,000 injured. 

March 21st: In 1943, a suicide/assassination plot by German Army officers against Hitler failed as the conspirators were unable to locate a short fuse for the bomb which was to be carried in the coat pocket of General von Gersdorff to ceremonies Hitler was attending.

March 22nd: In 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Senate.

March 23rd: In 1775, Patrick Henry ignited the American Revolution with a speech before the Virginia convention in Richmond, stating, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

March 24th: In 1958, Elvis Presley joined the U.S. Army.

March 25th: In 1954, RCA manufactured the first color television.

March 26th: In 1827, Ludwig von Beethoven dies in Vienna, Austria. 

March 27th: In 1964, The biggest earthquake ever recorded struck Anchorage, Alaska.  It measured 8.3 on the Richter scale.

March 28th: In 1797, Nathaniel Briggs patented the washing machine.

March 29th: In 1848, Ice jams stopped the flow of water over Niagara Falls.

March 30th: In 1981, newly elected President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest while walking toward his limousine.

March 31st: In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson made a surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election as a result of the Vietnam conflict.


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