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    Posted: 05-Mar-2012 at 19:59
There are too many notable events to be put on one post in the Today in History thread so I decided to make another one only for events in the American history.

So, today, March 5:

1623 - 1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia
1743 - 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
1770 - Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus becomes 1st black to die for American freedom
1821 - Monroe is 1st pres inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
1836 - Mexico attacks Alamo
1836 - Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
1842 - Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
1845 - Congress appropriates $30,000 to ship camels to western US
1849 - Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th president
1856 - Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads
1862 - Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida
1868 - US Senate organizes to decide charges against Pres Andrew Johnson
1872 - George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains
1877 - Rutherford B Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president
1894 - Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
1897 - American Negro Academy forms
1899 - 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D
1900 - American Hall of Fame found
1923 - 1st old age pension plans in US established by Montana & Nevada
1923 - Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws
1924 - Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
1927 - 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
1935 - 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
1945 - Generals Eisenhower, Patton & Patch meet in Luneville
1945 - US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne
1945 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 - Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
1970 - Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
1984 - US accuse Iraq of using poison gas
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  Quote tjadams Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Mar-2012 at 09:03

6 March 1836
At 5.30a, Mexican forces make their final assault upon the mission-fortress Alamo.
The attacking force comprises 2,400 men with an assault force of 1,600 attacking.
The Texans and their Tejano allies inside the Alamo number about 188-240 men.
After about an hour, the battle is over. Mexican forces lose about 600 men and all
the Texians are killed. Their bodies are pulled out of Alamo, stacked in three separate
funeral pyres and burned.

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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Mar-2012 at 23:30
Thank you for the interesting post, TJSmile.

Here my bit for today, March 6th.
1775 - 1st Negro Mason in US initiated, Boston
1788 - The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
1808 - 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard
1810 - Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US
1857 - Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
1861 - Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
1862 - Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern)
1865 - Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
1865 - President Lincolns 2nd Inaugural Ball
1886 - 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
1902 - Census Bureau forms
1918 - US naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
1943 - Battle at Medenine, North-Africa: Rommels assault attack
1943 - Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 - US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
2006 - South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.
2007 - Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.


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New Selma-to-Montgomery march is more than just a reenactment

 

47 years  ago...some brave souls proved freedom aint free.

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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Mar-2012 at 21:35
Freedom is never free, it's one of the most dearly paid things ever, in any time and any place.
March 7th

1644 - Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
1774 - British close port of Boston to all commerce
1801 - Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
1843 - 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
1847 - US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
1850 - Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850
1887 - North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
1911 - US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
1911 - Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
1918 - Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal
1925 - American Negro Congress organizes
1945 - US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
1965 - Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1995 - Dollar worth 1.5330 Dutch guilder (record)

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Today, March 8th:
1777 - Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
1782 - Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1838 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
1854 - US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1855 - 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1861 - St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies
1862 - Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 - Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 - Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
1865 - Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
1896 - Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
1913 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
1915 - 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
1916 - US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1924 - Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
1927 - Pan American Airlines incorporates
1929 - US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
1948 - Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
1952 - Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
1953 - Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1961 - US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
1965 - 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1973 - Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
1973 - Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - Pres Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"
1987 - FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in Calif
1991 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
1999 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.



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Today, March 9th:
1745 - Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
1822 - Charles Graham of NY patents artificial teeth
1834 - French Foreign Legion is founded.
1841 - US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)
1858 - Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
1860 - 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in SF en route to Washington
1861 - Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000
1862 - "Monitor" (Union) & "Merrimack" (Rebel) battle in Hampton Roads
US President Ulysses S. Grant 1864 - Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
1889 - Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US
1914 - US Sen Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
1916 - General Fransisco "Poncho" Villa invades US (18 killed)
1962 - US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
1975 - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
1977 - Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Wash DC, siege ended Mar 11th
1986 - NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
1989 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit

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Today, March 10th
1681 - English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
1849 - Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so
1862 - US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
1864 - Grant is named commander of the Union armies
1864 - Red River campaign LA
1865 - Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
1874 - Purdue University (Indiana) admits it's 1st student
1902 - A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.
1933 - Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
1933 - Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
1945 - US troops lands on Mindanao
1964 - US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
1971 - Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
1982 - The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.
1990 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Today, March 11:
1665 - NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
1779 - US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
1823 - 1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
1824 - US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair
1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
1861 - Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
1862 - Lincoln removes McClellen as general-in-chief & makes him head of
1862 - 12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
1864 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
1865 - Gen Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC
1918 - First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu are observed at Fort Riley, Kansas.
1942 - Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
1953 - American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches
1954 - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1977 - Moslems hold 130 hostages in Wash DC

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Today, March 12th:
1664 - 1st naturalization act in American colonies
1664 - New Jersey becomes a British colony
1755 - 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
1773 - Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
1850 - 1st US $20 gold piece issued
1865 - Affair near Lone Jack, Missouri
1868 - Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax
1884 - Mississippi establishes 1st US state college for women
1894 - In Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
1904 - Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund
1933 - FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
1945 - NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
1947 - Pres Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
1959 - US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
1964 - Malcolm X resigns from Nation of Islam
1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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March 13:
1677 - Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
1852 -
Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the NY Lantern weekly
1865 -
Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers
1865 -
US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service
1868 - Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson impeachment trial
1869 -
Arkansas legislature passes anti-Klan law
1884 -
US adopts Standard Time
1897 -
San Diego State University is founded.

1918 - American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
1925 - Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
1963 - 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
1997 - The Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. They are now a hotly debated controversy.
2008 - Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000.00 an ounce for the first time.


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Today, March, 14th:
1629 - England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
1644 - England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
1743 - 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
1812 - Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
1821 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
1826 - General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
1862 - Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern
1864 - Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
1870 - California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
1888 - 2nd largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
1900 - US currency goes on gold standard
1910 - Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
1913 - John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
1933 - Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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March 15:
1781 - Battle of Guilford Court House, SC (British suffer heavy losses)
1783 - In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.
1820 - Maine admitted as 23rd state
1827 - Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
1827 - University of Toronto is chartered
1855 - Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine
1862 - Gen John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin, TN
1864 - Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA
1867 - Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
1875 - 1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested
1892 - NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
1913 - 1st presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
1919 - American Legion forms (Paris)
1930 - 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
1930 - 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
1933 - NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination
1934 - US Information Service opens
1937 - 1st blood bank forms (Chicago IL)
1937 - 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)
1955 - US Air Force unveils self-guided missile
1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1968 - US Mint stops buying & selling gold
1977 - US House of Reps begin 90 day test of televising its sessions
1992 - UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation

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March 16th:
1621 - Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass
1802 - Law signed to establish US Milt Academy (West Point, NY)
1802 - US army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
1829 - Ohio authorizes high school night classes
1830 - New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
1836 - Texas approves a constitution
1861 - Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union
1861 - Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain
1861 - Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
1862 - Battle at Pound Gap Kentucky: Confederates separate battles
1865 - Battle of Averasboro NC (1,500 casualities)
1869 - Hiram R Revels makes 1st official speech by a black in the Senate
1916 - US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
1930 - USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine
1934 - Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
1955 - President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
1962 - US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
1968 - Robert F Kennedy announces presidential campaign
1977 - US president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
1978 - US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
1988 - US sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
1995 - Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment

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16 March
1751- James Madison, 4th president, former Sec. of State and congressman, "Father of the US Constitution" is born.
1802- Thomas Jefferson establishes West Point Military Academy.
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Battle of Powder River (1876) - The opening battle of the Black Hills War, between the U.S. Army and the Sioux and Cheyennes, the skirmish occurred in March, 1876 when Brigadier General George Crook advanced north from Fort Fetterman in present day Wyoming. Discovering an Indian trail, he sent Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds and six troops of the 2d and 3d Cavalry to find a village he suspected to be at the end of the trail. At dawn on March 17th, in the Powder River Valley, Reynolds located and charged the village. The surprised inhabitants fled from their lodges to the bluffs above the valley, occupied the commanding heights, and poured a deadly fire at the troops below. After burning most of the village, Reynolds captured the Indian ponies and hastily retreated. That night the warriors surprised him and recaptured all their ponies. Crook reunited his forces but, discouraged by the setback, the shortage of supplies, and the bitter cold and deep snow, he returned to Fort Fetterman to refit. If anything, he had succeeded only in stiffening Indian resistance.

Today, the battle site is a privately owned ranch. The Indian village was situated on the west side of the Powder River. In 1923 the river overflowed and covered the bottom land with about a foot of silt. The mesa and bluffs from which the Indians counterattacked are unchanged. A marker is located near the northern edge of Moorhead. The battle site is accessible via an unimproved road, about four miles northeast of Moorhead, Montana.
 
 
 
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Very interesting, CV. Here an illustration to go with it - showing the return of Crooks' forces to Fort Fetterman:
File:Crook.jpg
Sketch of General Crook's arrival at Fort Fetterman in Montana following his unsuccessful 1876 Bighorn Expedition. Etching from Frank Leslie's Magazine.
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Today, March 17th:
1766 - Britain repeals the Stamp Act
1776 - British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
1833 - Phoenix Society forms (NY)
1836 - Texas abolishes slavery
1842 - Indians land in Ohio, a 12 square mile area in Upper Sandusky
1854 - 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester, Mass
1863 - Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA (211 casualities)
1876 - Gen Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux indian camps
1886 - Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed
1894 - US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
1917 - Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
1927 - US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
1942 - Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
1953 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 - Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
1966 - US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
1970 - US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
2008 - New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.
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Today, March 17th:

1836 - Texas abolishes slavery

I'm perplexed by this one entry: Texas, a slave state until 1865, abolishes slavery.
In 1836 Texas had an estimated population of 38,470, only 5,000 of whom were slaves. The Texas Revolution assured slaveholders of the future of their institution. The Constitution of the Republic of Texas (1836) provided that slaves would remain the property of their owners, that the Texas Congress could not prohibit the immigration of slaveholders bringing their property, and that slaves could be imported from the United States (although not from Africa). Given those protections, slavery expanded rapidly during the period of the republic.

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Today, March 19:
1541 - Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi R)
1673 - Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
1818 - Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
1834 - 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Penn (275 m long)
1865 - Battle of Wilson's raid to Selma, AL
1865 - Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
1870 - 1st US National Wildlife Preserve (Lake Meritt in Oakland California)
1874 - Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
1877 - President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC
1890 - 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
1911 - North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
1919 - Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
1937 - Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die
1938 - NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
1945 - US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
1949 - NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
1959 - President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1970 - -25) US Postal begins strike
1977 - US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea & Cambodia
1987 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 - 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
1989 - California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios

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