It is the first week of March and that means it is time for This Month In History’s March edition.
March In History
- 1961 President Kennedy issues an Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps.
- 1872 Yellowstone became the first national park.
- 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the 19th U.S. President after an electoral dispute in four states.
- 1904 Children’s author Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss, was born.
- 1863 The first wartime draft was established during the Civil War.
- 1931 President Herbert Hoover singed an act making The Star Spangled Banner the national anthem of the U.S.
- 1861 Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th U.S. President.
- 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd U.S. President.
- 2005 Martha Stewart is released from prison after five months for lying about her sale of stocks in 2001.
- 1868 The impeachment of Andrew Jackson began.
- 1946 Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister, gives his Iron Curtain Speech. It was one of his most famous speeches.
- 1963 The Hula Hoop was patented.
- 1836 The Battle of the Alamo ends.
- 1899 Aspirin was patented by Bayer. It was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees.
- 1876 The telephone was patented by Alexander Graham Bell.
- 1702 English King William III died after a fall off his horse.
- 1916 Germany declares war on Portugal during WWI
- 1959 The Barbie doll debuted.
- 1926 The first book as part of Book of the Month Club is published.
- 1888 One of the worst blizzards in history hit the east coast of the U.S. killing 400 people.
- 2011 A record breaking earthquake hit Japan causing massive devastation and a tsunami that caused major destruction and loss of life.
- 1894 Coca-Cola bottled its first product in glass bottles. Before that time Coco-Cola was only sold as a fountain drink.
- 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first fireside chat during the Great Depression.
- 1781 The planet Uranus was discovered by William Hershel.
- 1879 Albert Einstein was born
- 1820 Maine becomes the 23rd state in the U.S.
- 1912 Former First Lady Pat Nixon was born.
- 1926 Jerry Lewis American actor and comedian was born.
- 1905 Franklin Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor was Franklin’s fifth cousin once removed.
- 1837 Grover S. Cleveland the 22nd and 24th U.S. President was born.
- 2003 War in Iraq begins.
- 1854 Republican Party founded.
- 1980 Presidents Carter announces the U.S. will boycott the Olympic Games in Moscow.
- 1934 First Master’s golf tournament began in August, GA.
- 1806 Lewis and Clark leave Fort Clatsop, Oregon and head back east to go home.
- 1989 Exxon Valdez, a supertanker crashed causing one of the worst oil spills of all time.
- 1964 A 9.2 earthquake hit in Alaska making it the strongest earthquake in U.S. history.
- 1979 The worst nuclear power disaster in American happened at Three Mile Island, PA.
- The U.S. withdraws from Vietnam.
- 1981 President Reagan was shot John Hinckley, Jr.
- 1889 The Eiffel Tower opens in Paris.
- 1943 The musical Oklahoma appears on Broadway.