Saturday, March 23, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History March 23

1657          France and England form an alliance against Spain.

1743          Handel's Image result for Handel Messiah is performed for the first time in London.

1775          American revolutionary hero 
Patrick Henry Image result for Patrick Henry, while addressing the House of Burgesses, declares "give me liberty, or give me death!"

1791          Etta Palm Image result for Etta Palm, a Dutch champion of woman's rights, sets up a group of women's clubs called the Confederation of the Friends of Truth.

1848          Hungary proclaims its independence of Austria.

1857         Elisha Otis Image result for Elisha Otis installs the first modern passenger elevator in a public building, at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in New York City.

1858          Eleazer A. Gardner of Philadelphia patents the cable street car, which runs on overhead cables.

1862          Confederate General 
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Image result for Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson faces his only defeat at the Battle of Kernstown, Va.

1880          John Stevens Image result for John Stevens of Neenah, Wis. of Neenah, Wis., patents the grain crushing mill. This mill allows flour production to increase by 70 percent.

1901          A group of U.S. Army soldiers, led by Brigadier General Frederick Funston Image result for Brigadier General Frederick Funston, capture 
Emilio Aguinaldo Image result for Emilio Aguinaldo, the leader of the Philippine Insurrection of 1899.

1903          The Wright brothers Image result for Wright brothers obtain an airplane patent.

1909          Theodore Roosevelt Image result for Theodore Roosevelt begins an African safari sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.

1909          British Lt. Ernest Shackleton Image result for British Lt. Ernest Shackleton finds the magnetic South Pole.

1917          Austrian Emperor Charles I Image result for Austrian Emperor Charles I makes a peace proposal to French President Poincare Image result for French President Poincar.

1920          Great Britain denounces the United States because of its delay in joining the League of Nations.

1921          Arthur G. Hamilton  sets a new parachute record, safely jumping 24,400 feet.

1927          Captain Hawthorne Gray Image result for Captain Hawthorne Gray sets a new balloon record soaring to 28,510 feet.

1933          The Reichstag gives Adolf Hitler Image result for Adolf Hitler the power to rule by decree.

1942          The Japanese occupy the Anadaman Islands in the Indian Ocean.

1951          U.S. paratroopers descend from flying boxcars in a surprise attack in Korea.

1956          Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic, although it is still within the British Commonwealth.

1967          Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Image result for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. calls the Vietnam War the biggest obstacle to the civil rights movement.

1970          Mafia boss Carlo Gambino Image result for Mafia boss Carlo Gambino is arrested for plotting to steal $3 million.

1972          The United States calls a halt to the peace talks on Vietnam being held in Paris.

1981          U.S. Supreme Court upholds a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not women.

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