History March 15th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1360 - France invasion army lands on English south coast, conquers Winchel
    1382 - Conservative "Popolo Grasso" regain power in Florence Italy
    1391 - Jew hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews
    1493 - Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after 1st new world voyage
    1580 - Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange
    1672 - King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
    1729 - Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st US nun, takes her vows, N Orleans
    1744 - French King Louis XV declares war on England
    1778 - Nootka Sound, Vancouver Is discovered by Capt Cook
    1812 - 1st Russian settlement in California, Russian River
    1820 - Maine admitted as 23rd state
    1827 - Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
    1855 - Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine
    1887 - 1st salaried fish and game warden (William Alden Smith in Michigan)
    1889 - 6 US and German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die
    1892 - 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
    1892 - NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
    1906 - Brits Rolls, Royce and Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
    1907 - Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
    1913 - 1st presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
    1913 - Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
    1916 - Gen Pershing, 15,000 troops chasing Villa into Mexico, stays 10-mos
    1917 - Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, says he will abdicate [3/3 OS]
    1928 - Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)
    1930 - 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
    1930 - 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
    1933 - NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation and discrimination
    1934 - US Information Service opens
    1937 - 1st blood bank forms (Chicago IL)
    1937 - 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)
    1939 - Hitler occupies Bohemia and Moravia (Czechoslovakia); Slovakia independ
    1943 - Red Army evacuates Kharkov
    1945 - Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
    1947 - John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy
    1951 - Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
    1955 - US Air Force unveils self-guided missile
    1957 - 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain)
    1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
    1960 - Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)
    1961 - South Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth
    1962 - 5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter
    1965 - T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC
    1966 - Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles
    1968 - LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
    1968 - US Mint stops buying and selling gold
    1968 - Uprising in South Yemen
    1970 - Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
    1971 - Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet
    1972 - Assassination attempt on governor George Wallace of Alabama
    1972 - NASA selects 3 part configuration for Space Shuttle
    1982 - Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days
    1984 - Tanzania adopts constitution
    1988 - Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop
    1988 - NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK
    1992 - UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
    1999 - Pluto again becomes outermost planet