March 29 | Facts

March 29 | Facts

1848 For the first time in recorded history, Niagara Falls stopped flowing. An ice jam in the Niagara River above the rim of the falls caused the water to stop. 1867 The North America Act was passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada. 1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of passing atomic secrets to the Russians and were sentenced to […]

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March 28 | Facts

March 28 | Facts

1797 Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine. 1930 The cities of Constantinople and Angora changed names to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey. 1939 The Spanish Civil War ended. 1941 Author Virginia Woolf drowned herself. 1979 Nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 2000 Supreme Court rules unanimously that an anonymous tip does not justify a stop-and-frisk action against a person. Share This:

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March 27 | Facts

March 27 | Facts

1794 Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including the Constitution (Old Ironsides), for the U.S. Navy. 1866 President Andrew Johnson vetoed a civil rights bill which later became the 14th amendment. 1884 The first long-distance telephone call was made, between Boston and New York. 1917 The Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup. 1958 Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet […]

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New VW Golf GTI Mk8/9: on sale in 2019 with big power boost

New VW Golf GTI Mk8/9: on sale in 2019 with big power boost

New Volkswagen Golf GTi will have up to 325bhp when it hits the UK in 2019; our images show how it might look. Each and every Volkswagen Golf to date has been flanked by a hot GTI version, with the current car pumping out as much as 286bhp in flagship Clubsport form. The Mk8 will be no different, and the GTI is likely to feature a […]

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March 26 | Facts

March 26 | Facts

1827 Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died at age 56 in Vienna, Austria. 1945 The battle of Iwo Jima ended; about 22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. troops were killed. 1971 East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh. 1979 In a ceremony at the White House, President Sadat of Egypt and Prime Minister Begin of […]

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March 25 | Facts

March 25 | Facts

1634 Maryland was founded by settlers sent by the late Lord Baltimore. 1894 Jacob Sechler Coxey and his “army” of unemployed men began their march from Ohio to Washington, DC. 1911 A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York City killed 145 workers. 1931 The Scottsboro boys were arrested in Alabama. 1934 Horton Smith won the first Masters golf tournament at Augusta National […]

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March 24 | Facts

March 24 | Facts

1603 Queen Elizabeth I died at age 69 after ruling England for more than 40 years. 1882 Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus. 1949 Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet became the first British film to win an Oscar. 1958 Rock ‘n’ roll star Elvis Presley joined the U.S. army for two years. 1989 In one of worst oil spills in recent history, the tanker, […]

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March 23 | Facts

March 23 | Facts

1775 Patrick Henry declared “Give me liberty, or give me death.” 1806 Lewis and Clark began their return journey east. 1919 Benito Mussolini founded his own party in Italy, the Fasci di Combattimento. 1983 U.S. President Ronald Reagan proposed a space-based missile defense system called the Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars.” 1998 The motion picture epic “Titanic” won 11 Oscars at the 70th Academy […]

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March 22 | Facts

March 22 | Facts

1765 The Stamp Act was enacted on the American colonies by Britain. 1820 U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with dishonored former Chesapeake captain James Barron. 1894 The first Stanley Cup championship game was played. The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (which won the cup unchallenged the previous year) triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals. 1895 Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion […]

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David Rockefeller, World’s Oldest Billionaire, Dies At 101

David Rockefeller, World’s Oldest Billionaire, Dies At 101

David Rockefeller listens to a lecture hosted by the Japan Society in New York City in May 2001. He passed away on Monday, March 20 at age 101. (Photo by Andrew Serban / Bloomberg News) David Rockefeller, the world’s oldest billionaire, passed away on Monday morning at age 101. According to a family spokesperson, Rockefeller, the last remaining grandchild of America’s first billionaire, Standard Oil founder John D. […]

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