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Dark Ages: Knight time.
I can’t understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
American History: The replacement of the red Indian by red tape.
Historian: A prophet looking backwards.
The Feudal World: the rise of the Manurial System.




March 2017


This Day In History  
March 1: Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins)March 1: St. David’s Day (Wales)March 1: Whuppity StourieMarch 1, 1932: Lindbergh Baby KidnappedMarch 1, 1904: (b) Glenn MillerMarch 1, 1810: (b) ChopinMarch 1, 1565: Founding of Rio de JaneiroMarch 2, 1969: Concorde Maiden FlightMarch 2, 1923: Time Magazine DebutMarch 2, 1904: Dr. SuessMarch 2, 1874: Baseball Batter’s BoxMarch 2, 1836: Texas Independence DayMarch 2, 1824: (b) SmetanaMarch 2, 1819: 1st U.S. Immigration LawMarch 3: Doll Festival (Japan)March 3, 2005: 1st Non-stop, Non-refueled Solo Flight Around the WorldMarch 3, 1923: Time Magazine DebutMarch 3, 1847: (b) Alexander Graham BellMarch 4: Most Progressive Day Of The YearMarch 4: Dress In Blue DayMarch 4, 1968: Workmate Workbench PatentMarch 4, 1678: (b) VivaldiMarch 5: QuadragesimaMarch 5: Employee Appreciation DayMarch 5, 1946: Iron Curtain SpeechMarch 5, 1872: Air Brake PatentMarch 5, 1770: Boston MassacreMarch 6, 1899: Aspirin PatentMarch 6, 1886: 1st Alternating Current PowerplantMarch 6, 1836: Remember the AlamoMarch 6, 1521: Magellan Discovers GuamMarch 6, 1475: (b) MichelangeloMarch 7, 1962: Beatles 1st Radio DebutMarch 7, 1910: Neon Lighting PatentMarch 7, 1876: 1st Telephone PatentMarch 7, 1875: (b) RavelMarch 8: International Women’s DayMarch 8, 1969: ‘Happy Birthday’ - 1st Song Performed in Outer SpaceMarch 8, 1952: 1st Artificial HeartMarch 8, 1917: February Revolution (Russia)March 9: Panic DayMarch 9, 1970: Post-It NotesMarch 9, 1959: Barbie Doll DebutMarch 9, 1522: Luther’s InvocavitMarch 9, 1497: 1st Recorded Astronomical ObersvationMarch 10, 1902: Tochangri EarthquakeMarch 10, 1893: Ivory Coast as a French ColonyMarch 10, 1876: 1st Telephone CallMarch 10, 1849: Abraham Lincoln Applies For a PatentMarch 11: Fast of EstherMarch 11: Middle Name Pride DayMarch 11, 2011: Japan Earthquake & TsunamiMarch 11, 1927: 1st Rear-Projection ScreenMarch 11, 1811: Luddite RiotsMarch 11, 105: Paper InventedMarch 12: Daylight Saving Time BeginsMarch 12: Full Worm MoonMarch 12: 1st Day of PurimMarch 12: Genealogy DayMarch 12, 1918: Moscow Replaced Petrograd as Russia CapitalMarch 12: Girl Scouts DayMarch 12, 1912: Girl Scouts (U.S.) FoundedMarch 13, 1793: Cotton Gin PatentMarch 13, 1781: Uranus DiscoveredMarch 13, 1519: Cortez Landed in MexicoMarch 14: White Day (Japan)March 14: Pi Day (3.14)March 14: Potato Chip DayMarch 14, 1885: Mikaod PremiersMarch 14, 1882: (b) SierpinskiMarch 14, 1879: (b) EinsteinMarch 14, 1590: Battle at IvryMarch 15, 1984: Water Desalination PatentMarch 15, 1892: 1st Escalator PatentMarch 15, 1869: 1st Pro Baseball TeamMarch 15, 44 BC: Ides of MarchMarch 16, 1926: 1st Liquid-Fueled RocketMarch 16, 1916: Migratory Bird TreatyMarch 16, 1802: West Point FoundedMarch 16, 1345: Miracle of AmsterdamMarch 17: Sierpinski DayMarch 17: St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17, 1972: Magnetic Resonance Imaging PatentMarch 17, 1919: (b) Nat King ColeMarch 17, 1762: 1st St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarch 18, 1964: Lava Lamp PatentMarch 18, 1931: 1st Electric ShaverMarch 18, 1850: American Express FormedMarch 18, 1844: (b) Rimsky-KorsakovMarch 19: St. Joseph’s DayMarch 19: Swallows Return to CapistranoMarch 19, 1856: 1st Secret BallotMarch 19, 1831: 1st U.S. Bank RobberyMarch 19, 1474: 1st Patent LawMarch 19, 721 BC: 1st Recorded Solar EclipseMarch 20: Vernal EquinoxMarch 20, 1990: Namibia IndependenceMarch 20, 1602: Dutch East India CompanyMarch 21: Blackjack DayMarch 21, 2006: 1st TweetMarch 21, 1963: Alcatraz ClosesMarch 21, 1937: 1st Flying CarMarch 21: Persian New YearMarch 21, 1935: Persia Renamed as IranMarch 21, 1839: (b) MusorgskyMarch 21, 1685: (b) J.S. BachMarch 22: Desmond DayMarch 22: World Water DayMarch 22: National Goof Off DayMarch 22, 1960: Laser PatentMarch 22, 1888: English Football League FoundedMarch 22, 1765: Stamp ActMarch 23: World Meteorological DayMarch 23, 1989: Cold Fusion AnnouncedMarch 23, 1922: (b) Marty AllenMarch 23, 1918: Paris GunMarch 23, 1903: Aeorplane PatentMarch 24, 1977: Personal Stereo PatentMarch 24, 1944: The Great EscapeMarch 24, 1882: Tuberculosis DiscoveredMarch 24, 1874: (b) HoudiniMarch 25: Earth HourMarch 25: AnnunciationMarch 25: Pecan DayMarch 25: Lady DayMarch 25: Independence Day (Greece)March 25, 1974: Smart Card PatentMarch 25, 1881: (b) BartokMarch 26: Mothering Sunday (UK)March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday DayMarch 26, 1953: Polio VaccineMarch 26, 1895: 1st Movie Projector PatentMarch 26, 1874: (b) Robert FrostMarch 27, 1968: Sailboard PatentMarch 27, 1939: 1st NCAA March MadnessMarch 27, 1905: 1st Use of Fingerprint EvidenceMarch 27, 1854: Crimean WarMarch 28, 1979: Three Mile Island AccidentMarch 28, 1910: 1st Time An Airplane Took Off From WaterMarch 28, 1881: Barnum & BaileyMarch 29, 1973: U.S. Withdraws From VietnamMarch 29, 1915: Stainless Steel PatentMarch 29, 1886: Invention of Coca ColaMarch 29, 1848: Niagara Falls Ran Dry

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