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    • March 23, 0625 Battle of Uhud takes place between Muslims and Pagans in Arabia

    • March 23, 1066 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    • March 23, 1153 "Treaty of Konstanz between Frederik I ""Barbarossa"" & Pope Eugene III"

    • March 23, 1174 "Jocelin, abbot of Melrose, is elected bishop of Glasgow"

    • March 23, 1490 "First dated edition of Maimonides ""Mishna Torah"" published"

    • March 23, 1568 Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. Again Catherine de' Medici and Charles IX of France make substantial concessions to the Huguenots.

    • March 23, 1568 Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike

    • March 23, 1579 Friesland joins Union of Utrecht

    • March 23, 1593 English Congressionalist Henry Barrow accused of slander

    • March 23, 1630 French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont

    • March 23, 1657 France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk

    • March 23, 1670 François Dollier de Casson 1636-1701 claims Lake Erie territory for France

    • March 23, 1708 English pretender to the throne James III lands at Firth of Forth

    • March 23, 1708 James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.

    • March 23, 1775 "Patrick Henry proclaims ""Give me liberty or give me death"""

    • March 23, 1794 "Josiah Pierson patents a ""cold-header"" (rivet) machine"

    • March 23, 1794 Lieutenant-General Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland

    • March 23, 1801 Murder attempt on Czar Paul I

    • March 23, 1801 "Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle."

    • March 23, 1806 "After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their ""Corps of Discovery"" begin their arduous journey home."

    • March 23, 1806 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific coast

    • March 23, 1808 Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain

    • March 23, 1815 USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin in battle lasting 22 minutes

    • March 23, 1821 "Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence."

    • March 23, 1836 Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale

    • March 23, 1848 "First organized band of settlers lands at Dunedin, New Zealand."

    • March 23, 1848 "The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded."

    • March 23, 1849 Battle of Novara (King Charles Albert vs Italian republic)

    • March 23, 1857 "Elisha Otis' first elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC)"

    • March 23, 1857 Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.

    • March 23, 1858 Streetcar patented (Eleazer A Gardner of Philadelphia)

    • March 23, 1861 "London's first tramcars, designed by Mr Train of New York, begins operating"

    • March 23, 1862 Battle of Kernstown VA-Jackson begins his Valley Campaign

    • March 23, 1864 Encounter at Camden AR

    • March 23, 1865 General Sherman/Cox' troops reach Goldsboro NC

    • March 23, 1867 Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Johnson's veto

    • March 23, 1880 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin)

    • March 23, 1881 Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end first Boer war

    • March 23, 1881 Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die

    • March 23, 1882 SECNAV Hunt issues General Order No. 292 creating Office of Naval Intelligence.

    • March 23, 1887 "More than 80 miners die in gas explosion in colliery at Bulli, NSW."

    • March 23, 1889 Edmonton Alberta's temperature reaches 22.2 C; warmest March day on record.

    • March 23, 1889 Land run: President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma to white settlement starting on April 22.

    • March 23, 1889 President Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization

    • March 23, 1889 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.

    • March 23, 1889 The free Woolwich Ferry officially opens in east London.

    • March 23, 1891 The first jazz concert was held at Carnegie Hall

    • March 23, 1896 "The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels"

    • March 23, 1901 "Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast"

    • March 23, 1903 The Wright Brothers apply for a patent on their invention of one of the first successful airplanes.

    • March 23, 1903 Wright brothers obtain airplane patent

    • March 23, 1908 "American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in hospital two days later"

    • March 23, 1909 Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.

    • March 23, 1912 Dixie Cup invented

    • March 23, 1915 Zion Mule Corp forms

    • March 23, 1917 4 day series of tornadoes kills 211 in Midwest US

    • March 23, 1917 "Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive"

    • March 23, 1918 Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River

    • March 23, 1918 "Crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris France, 256 killed"

    • March 23, 1918 Lithuania proclaims independence

    • March 23, 1918 "Paris bombs ""Thick Bertha's Dike"" (nickname for the widow Krupp)"

    • March 23, 1918 "The giant German gun, Big Bertha, shells Paris from 120 km away;"

    • March 23, 1919 "Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted"

    • March 23, 1919 "Benito Mussolini, an Italian World War I veteran and publisher of Socialist newspapers, breaks with the Italian Socialists and establishes the nationalist Fasci di Combattimento"

    • March 23, 1919 "In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement."

    • March 23, 1919 Moscow's Politburo/Central Committee forms

    • March 23, 1920 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms

    • March 23, 1922 First airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington DC

    • March 23, 1923 "Frank Silver & Irving Conn release ""Yes, We Have No Bananas"""

    • March 23, 1929 First telephone installed in White House

    • March 23, 1931 "Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev embrace the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused."

    • March 23, 1933 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers

    • March 23, 1933 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens

    • March 23, 1933 "The Reichstag passes the Enabling act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany."

    • March 23, 1934 US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945

    • March 23, 1935 Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

    • March 23, 1936 "Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome"

    • March 23, 1937 Los Angeles Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars

    • March 23, 1940 All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland

    • March 23, 1940 "First radio broadcast of ""Truth or Consequences"" on CBS"

    • March 23, 1940 The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.

    • March 23, 1942 "2,500 Jews of Lublin massacred or deported"

    • March 23, 1942 Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean

    • March 23, 1942 US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers

    • March 23, 1942 "World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands."

    • March 23, 1943 German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia

    • March 23, 1944 "Bomb assassination against Southern Tirol congregation in Rome, 33 die"

    • March 23, 1944 "Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 meter without a parachute & lives"

    • March 23, 1945 British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine

    • March 23, 1945 "Carriers begin pre-assault strikes on Okinawa, kamikaze attacks follow"

    • March 23, 1945 Premier Winston Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Straelen

    • March 23, 1949 The Cars vocalist Ric Ocasek born this day.

    • March 23, 1950 "22nd Academy Awards: ""All King's Men"", Broderick Crawford & Olivia de Havilland win"

    • March 23, 1950 Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greeks government

    • March 23, 1950 UN World Meteorological Organization established

    • March 23, 1951 Wages in France increase 11%

    • March 23, 1956 Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)

    • March 23, 1956 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day)

    • March 23, 1956 Sudan becomes independent

    • March 23, 1957 US army sells last homing pigeons

    • March 23, 1958 First launching of simulated Polaris missile from submerged tactical launcher facility off CA.

    • March 23, 1960 Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit

    • March 23, 1961 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart

    • March 23, 1962 French government uses fighter planes and tanks in attempt to end insurrection by European rightists in Algeria.

    • March 23, 1962 JFK visits San Francisco

    • March 23, 1962 "NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, was launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative."

    • March 23, 1962 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Shadows - Wonderful Land

    • March 23, 1964 "Two Marine helicopter crews of VMO-1 rescued 11 sick, injured and wounded members of a road engineering party that had survived attacks by hostile Indians in the dense jungle of the Amazon basin near Iquitos, Peru."

    • March 23, 1965 "LCDR John W. Young, USN, Pilot of Gemini 3 completed 3 orbits in 4 hours., 53 minutes at an altitude of 224 km. Recovery was by helicopters from USS Intrepid (CVS-11)."

    • March 23, 1965 "Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed"

    • March 23, 1965 "NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young)."

    • March 23, 1966 First official meeting after 400 years of Catholic & Anglican Church

    • March 23, 1969 Rally for Decency (Miami)

    • March 23, 1972 Evil Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars

    • March 23, 1973 Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US

    • March 23, 1976 International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratify)

    • March 23, 1977 UK hist Lib-Lab pact

    • March 23, 1978 The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.

    • March 23, 1979 "In a ceremony at NAS Norfolk, Vice Admiral Forrest S. Petersen transferred ownership of the last Kawanishi H8K2 flying boat to the Japanese Museum of Maritime Science."

    • March 23, 1980 Archbishop scar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.

    • March 23, 1980 Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt

    • March 23, 1982 "Guatemala military coup under General Rios Montt, President Romeo Lucas flees"

    • March 23, 1982 "Guatemala's government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas Garca is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efran Ros Montt."

    • March 23, 1983 "Barney B. Clark, survived for 112 days before his death, the Jarvick 7, an artificial heart made of polyurethane and aluminum"

    • March 23, 1983 Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.

    • March 23, 1985 Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

    • March 23, 1985 Julian Lennon's first concert (San Antonio TX)

    • March 23, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover

    • March 23, 1986 Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas

    • March 23, 1987 "Near Kamloops, BC an avalanche kills six American skiers and their Canadian guide."

    • March 23, 1987 "Soap opera ""Bold & Beautiful"" premieres"

    • March 23, 1987 US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf

    • March 23, 1987 West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns

    • March 23, 1989 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature

    • March 23, 1989 Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 years for killing his adopted daughter

    • March 23, 1989 Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce cold fusion at the University of Utah.

    • March 23, 1990 "Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill"

    • March 23, 1991 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee

    • March 23, 1992 Education (Universities Funding Council) (Supplementary Functions) Order Sustained

    • March 23, 1992 "WordStar announced it would buy Delrina Corporation, makers of a fax program called WinFax."

    • March 23, 1994 "Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot's fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing 75."

    • March 23, 1994 "Amy Fisher's lover, Joey Buttafuoco, released from jail after 4 months & 9 days"

    • March 23, 1994 "At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martnez."

    • March 23, 1994 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for New York Governor

    • March 23, 1994 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia at Novokusnetsk. 74-75 killed killed because son of pilot flew plane.

    • March 23, 1994 Wayne Gretzky sets all-time NHL goal scoring record with 804.

    • March 23, 1995 Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)

    • March 23, 1996 Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

    • March 23, 1997 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins

    • March 23, 1997 "The pilot episode of the successful Midsomer Murders series with John Nettles airs for the first time, attracting 13.5 million viewers"

    • March 23, 1997 "Wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title"

    • March 23, 1998 "70th Academy Awards: Titanic, Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt win"

    • March 23, 1999 Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis Mara Argaa.

    • March 23, 2000 Papua New Guinea agrees to create an autonomous government on Bougainville island and says it may hold a referendum on independence following autonomy;

    • March 23, 2001 "The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji."

    • March 23, 2003 "In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom."

    • March 23, 2003 The Australian cricket team defeats India in the cricket World cup to win their second successive Cricket World Cup.

    • March 23, 2004 "Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India."

    • March 23, 2005 A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.

    • March 23, 2005 "The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube."

    • March 23, 2006 Federal Reserve discontinues publishing M3 money supply.

    • March 23, 2007 Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne Australia.

    • March 23, 2007 Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.

    • March 23, 2008 US Vice President Cheney visited Israel today







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