This Day in History

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3/13.
1980 - U.S.A. The Ford Motor Co.
1980 : A case bought against The Ford Motor Co. of reckless homicide in the fiery deaths of three young women riding in a Ford Pinto, ends with The Ford Motor Co. being found innocent.
 

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3/17
1931 - U.S.A. Nevada Legalizes Gambling
1931 : Nevada Senate voted to legalize all forms of gambling in the state providing the impetus for the growth of Las Vegas.
 

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3/17/1776. Evacuation Day ,,, George
Washington fortifies the hills of Dorchester overlooking The British Fleet in Boston Harbor , being overwhelmed they fled north to Halifax ,, ending a long siege of Boston by the Brits ,,,, now let's throw those two fruitcakes Prince Harry & Meghan Markle out of Cali !!
 

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3/20
1922 - US All Homes Must Have Mail Boxes
1922 : The US Postmaster General ( Hubert Work ) ordered all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish delivery of mail.
 

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3/22
1991 - U.S.A. Pamela Smart Convicted
1991 : Pamela Smart is convicted for conspiring with her 16-year-old student lover, William Flynn, and three friends to kill her husband, Gregory Smart, in Derry, New Hampshire.
 

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3/24
1989 - U.S.A. Exxon Valdez
1989 : The Exxon Valdez, a 987-foot oil tanker, ran aground on a reef and ripped holes in its hull, spilling crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. The Tanker spilled over 200,000 Barrels of Oil or more than 11 million gallons of crude oil leaving a Five Mile Slick making it one of the largest and most devastating environmental disasters at sea
 

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1911 - New York Shirt Factory Fire
1911 : 148 Girls Perish in a New York Shirt Factory when they became trapped by a fire. The Triangle Shirtwaist Co. factory located on the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of a New York City loft building, didn't have an outside fire escape.
 

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3/27
1980 - U.S.A. Mount St. Helens Erupts
1980 : After a week of small earthquakes below the area, an eruption of Mount St. Helens blasts a mushroom cloud over most of the state of Washington. Just 2 months later St. Helens catastrophically erupted on May 18th, 1980 during which 57 people were killed or never found and huge tracts of forest and homes were destroyed.
 

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3/27
1980 - U.S.A. Mount St. Helens Erupts
1980 : After a week of small earthquakes below the area, an eruption of Mount St. Helens blasts a mushroom cloud over most of the state of Washington. Just 2 months later St. Helens catastrophically erupted on May 18th, 1980 during which 57 people were killed or never found and huge tracts of forest and homes were destroyed.
I was a young lad when this happened. Did it have any effects on the east coast?
 

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1971 - U.S.A. Charles Manson
1971 : Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty for the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. The California Supreme Court abolished the death penalty before they could be executed in 1972 and the four were given life sentences. They are still incarcerated despite numerous applications for parole.
 

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3 /30. 1981 - U.S.A. Ronald Reagan Shot
1981 : President Ronald Reagan was shot at close range as he left the Washington Hilton Hotel just about one mile from the White House . The attacker John Hinckley, the son of an affluent oil industry executive, was charged with trying to assassinate the president and in the following June, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was committed to hospital.


 

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3/31
1940 - Winston Churchill Warns Against German Invasion
1940 : The first sea lord of the admiralty Winston Churchill has warned that a million German troops are massed on the borders of Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland ready to strike and that England and it's allies must be prepared to protect other countries in the forthcoming conflict.
 

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1982 - Falklands Islands - Argentina invades Falklands Islands
1982 : Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands, and quickly overcame the small garrison of British marines at the town of Stanley on East Falkland, this led to the Falklands Crisis ( Both sides never used the word war all throughout the conflict although the popular press in both countries did ), . The final official date of the conflict is given as 14th June just 6 weeks after the Argentinean Invasion with Britain back in full control of the Islands. Find More What happened in 1982



1980 - U.S.A. - Windfall Act on Oil Industries High Profits
1980 : Following the increases of petrol in the mid to late 70's President Carter urged Congress to create legislation that would take advantage of the oil industry's high profits . And the "Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act" did by collecting roughly $227 billion dollars over the next 10 years .




Back In Time Gifts


1801 - U.S.A. - The Battle of Copenhagen
1801 : Twelve British ships commanded by Horatio Nelson aboard HMS Elephant engaged with Danish ships, following an agreement between Nelson and the Danish commander, Crown Prince Frederick to call a truce Nelson landed in Copenhagen and on May 19th, 1801 was awarded the Viscount Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe in the County of Norfolk.



1917 - U.S.A. - US Troops To World War I
1917 : President Woodrow Wilson tells Congress "The world must be made safe for democracy." asking Congress for a declaration of war and to send U.S. troops into battle against Germany in World War I .



1932 - U.S.A. - Lindbergh Pays Ransom
1932 : Charles Lindbergh, whose son was kidnapped paid $50,000 ransom in a New York cemetery to a man who promised to return his kidnapped son. ( His son is later found dead after being murdered by Bruno Hauptmann, who was executed )



1941 - Africa - Rommel Continues Advance Into Libya
1941 : Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel, "the Desert Fox," resumes his advance into Cyrenaica, modern-day Libya, signaling the beginning of what nine days later will become the recapture of Libya by the Axis forces.



1956 - U.S.A. - "As the World Turns"
1956 : As the World Turns the first half-hour serial is aired at 1:30 PM airing each weekday on CBS. Currently the show is one hour long set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, with between over 13,000 episodes being shown.



1972 - U.S.A. - Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States
1972 : Following 20 years of self imposed exile after he was accused of "un-American activities" as a suspected communist sympathizer during the era of McCarthyism. He returned only to receive an Honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards, and went back to his home in Vevey, Switzerland.



1974 - France - President Georges Pompidou
1974 : The French President Georges Pompidou died from Waldenström macroglobulinemia in Paris



1977 - UK - Red Rum Grand National
1977 : Red Rum the diminutive horse with the heart of a champion wins the English Grand National for a record third time after winning in 1973 and 1974. The Grand National is widely recognized as one of the testing races in the world with the majority of horses falling or refusing to continue. This year was no exception with 9 of the 42 starters completing the 4.5 mile (7.2 kilometre) course at Aintree in Liverpool.



1979 - Russia - Anthrax Epidemic
1979 : The world’s first anthrax epidemic begins in Ekaterinburg, Russia by the time it was finished 62 people were dead. The town did contain a biological weapons plant, and in 1992 the cause was confirmed as starting at that plant




1982 - Falklands Islands Argentina invades Falklands Islands
1982 : Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands, and quickly overcame the small garrison of British marines at the town of Stanley on East Falkland, this led to the Falklands Crisis ( Both sides never used the word war all throughout the conflict although the popular press in both countries did ), . The final official date of the conflict is given as 14th June just 6 weeks after the Argentinean Invasion with Britain back in full control of the Islands.



1986 - Greece - Bomb Explodes on TWA Boeing 727
1986 : Bomb Explodes on TWA Boeing 727 tearing hole in the side of the aircraft which sucks four passengers including an eight-month old baby from the aircraft. The TWA Passenger Jet was flying over Greece, on its way to Athens, when the bomb exploded



1987 - U.S.A. - Speed Limit Increased to 65 MPH
1987 : Congress passed laws which allowed each state to increase the speed limit on rural roads from 55mph to 65mph. observed on our country's roads
 

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4/9/74
1974 - U.S.A. Hank Aaron
1974 : Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth's legendary record of 714 homers.
 

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4/9 /1865

U.S.A. Robert E. Lee surrenders
1865 : Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
 

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4/10/
1942 - Philippines Bataan Death March
1942 : The Japanese forced 75,000 captured American and Filipino soldiers to march more than 85 miles in six days from Bataan to a prison camp near Cabanatuan with only one meal of rice in total over the six days known as the "Bataan Death March" During the Forced march hundreds of Americans and many more Filipinos die.
 
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4/11
1951 - U.S.A. General Douglas MacArthur
1951 : President Harry S Truman has fired General Douglas MacArthur as commander of United Nations and US forces in the Far East after General Douglas MacArthur has made public statements calling for an attack on mainland China unless Communist forces laid down their arms in Korea.
 
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