History March 23rd

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1026 - Koenraad II crowns himself king of Italy
    1066 - 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
    1568 - Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike
    1657 - France and England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
    1752 - Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later
    1775 - Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"
    1794 - Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
    1801 - Murder attempt on Czar Paul I
    1806 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast
    1808 - Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain
    1836 - Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
    1839 - 1st known use of term OK (Boston)
    1840 - Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)
    1857 - Elisha Otis' 1st elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC)
    1858 - Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Phila)
    1861 - London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
    1880 - Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisc)
    1889 - Pres Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization
    1901 - Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
    1903 - Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
    1912 - Dixie Cup invented
    1915 - Zion Mule Corp forms
    1917 - Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US
    1918 - Lithuania proclaims independence
    1919 - Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy
    1922 - 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, DC
    1925 - Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
    1929 - 1st telephone installed in White House
    1933 - Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers
    1936 - Italy, Austria and Hungary sign Pact of Rome
    1942 - US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers
    1944 - Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute and lives
    1945 - Largest operation in Pacific war, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Okinawa
    1950 - UN World Meteorological Org established
    1956 - Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (Natl Day)
    1956 - Sudan becomes independent
    1957 - US army sells last homing pigeons
    1960 - Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
    1965 - Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom and Young)
    1966 - 1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic and Anglican Church
    1972 - Evil Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars
    1976 - International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
    1981 - Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men
    1981 - Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions
    1983 - US president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars"-plan (SDI)
    1987 - US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf
    1989 - 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
    1990 - Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
    1991 - 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
    1994 - Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor
    1994 - Joey Buttafuoco, released from jail after 4 months and 9 days
    1994 - Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)