History March 21st

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1349 - 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany
    1697 - Czar Peter the Great begins tour through West-Europe
    1788 - Fire destroyed 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana
    1788 - Gustavus Vassa petitions Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans
    1790 - Thomas Jefferson reports to Pres Washington in NY as Sec of State
    1804 - French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
    1824 - Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
    1843 - Preacher William Miller of Mass predicts the world will end today
    1844 - Origin of Bah '¡ Era-Bah '¡ calendar starts here (Bah 1, 1)
    1851 - Yosemite Valley discovered in California
    1857 - Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die
    1859 - 1st Zoological Society incorporates (Phila)
    1860 - US extradition treaty with Sweden
    1863 - Naval Engagement at Havana Cuba-USS Henrick Hudson vs BR Wild Pigeon
    1866 - Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes
    1890 - Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
    1891 - A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing and lasted 20 years
    1907 - US invades Honduras
    1917 - 1st female US Navy Petty Officer is Loretta Walsh
    1918 - During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive
    1923 - US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition
    1925 - Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar
    1933 - Hitler, Guring, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning and top army meet in Berlin
    1935 - Persia officially renamed Iran
    1939 - #@!&%-Germany demands Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland
    1942 - Heavy German assault on Malta
    1943 - Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
    1944 - Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy
    1945 - 1st Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa
    1947 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur
    1947 - Pres Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
    1951 - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
    1951 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
    1952 - 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
    1952 - Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock and roll concert ever
    1955 - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus desires Cyprus joining Greece
    1962 - A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
    1963 - Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed
    1965 - Martin Luther King Jr begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
    1965 - US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
    1968 - Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
    1975 - Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
    1979 - Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel
    1984 - Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
    1989 - 1st sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral
    1990 - Namibia becomes independent of S Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
    1991 - 27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide
    1991 - UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq
    1993 - Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint
    1993 - South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl