This Month In History March

It is the first week of March and that means it is time for This Month In History’s March edition.

This Month in History March

March In History

March 1

  • 1961 President Kennedy issues an Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps.
  • 1872 Yellowstone became the first national park.

March 2

  • 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.

March 3

  • 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.

March 4

  • 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.

March 5

  • 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.

March 6

  • 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 It was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees.

March 7

  • 1876 The telephone was patented by Alexander Graham Bell.

March 8

  • 1702 English King William III died after a fall off his horse.

March 9

  • 1916 Germany declares war on Portugal during WWI
  • 1959 The Barbie doll debuted.

March 10

March 11

  • 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.

March 12

  • 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.

March 13

  • 1781 The planet Uranus was discovered by William Hershel.

March 14

  • 1879 Albert Einstein was born

March 15

  • 1820 Maine becomes the 23rd state in the U.S.

March 16

  • 1912 Former First Lady Pat Nixon was born.
  • 1926 Jerry Lewis American actor and comedian was born.

March 17

  • 1905 Franklin Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor was Franklin’s fifth cousin once removed.

March 18

  • 1837 Grover S. Cleveland the 22nd and 24th U.S. President was born.

March 19

  • 2003 War in Iraq begins.

March 20

  • 1854 Republican Party founded.

March 21

  • 1980 Presidents Carter announces the U.S. will boycott the Olympic Games in Moscow.

March 22

  • 1934 First Master’s golf tournament began in August, GA.

March 23

  • 1806 Lewis and Clark leave Fort Clatsop, Oregon and head back east to go home.

March 24

  • 1989 Exxon Valdez, a supertanker crashed causing one of the worst oil spills of all time.

March 27

  • 1964 A 9.2 earthquake hit in Alaska making it the strongest earthquake in U.S. history.

March 28

  • 1979 The worst nuclear power disaster in American happened at Three Mile Island, PA.

March 29

  • The U.S. withdraws from Vietnam.

March 30

  • 1981 President Reagan was shot John Hinckley, Jr.

March 31

  • 1889 The Eiffel Tower opens in Paris.
  • 1943 The musical Oklahoma appears on Broadway.

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