History March 19th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1227 - Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX
    1452 - Frederick III of Hapsburg crowned Roman German Emperor
    1524 - Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas
    1563 - Peace of Amboise: Rights for Huguenots
    1628 - Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
    1644 - 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide
    1748 - English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US
    1775 - Poland and Prussia sign trade agreement
    1822 - Boston, Mass incorporated as a city
    1831 - 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, NY/$245,000)
    1883 - Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes
    1895 - Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
    1915 - Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
    1918 - Congress authorizes time zones and approves daylight saving time
    1918 - S Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane
    1920 - US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
    1925 - Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop
    1927 - Bloody battles between communists and nazis in Berlin
    1931 - Nevada legalizes gambling
    1937 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism
    1942 - FDR orders men between 45 and 64 to register for non military duty
    1945 - 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan
    1945 - Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree: destruction of German facilities
    1945 - Hitler orders all German factories destroyed
    1946 - Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as president of USSR
    1949 - 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn
    1954 - 1st rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo, NM
    1958 - Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London
    1965 - Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
    1967 - Fr Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
    1972 - India and Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
    1975 - Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
    1978 - 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
    1984 - Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
    1985 - Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile
    1988 - 2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast North Ireland
    1989 - Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
    1991 - NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day
    1994 - 2500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde Neth
    1994 - Largest omelet (1,383ý ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama Japan
    1995 - 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway