History March 24th

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    1550 - France and England sign Peace of Boulogne
    1603 - Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England
    1629 - 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
    1664 - Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
    1801 - Aleksandr P Romanov becomes emperor of Russia
    1828 - Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized
    1832 - Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio
    1837 - Canada gives blacks the right to vote
    1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
    1880 - Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT
    1882 - German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
    1883 - 1st telephone call between NY and Chicago
    1898 - 1st automobile sold
    1920 - 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)
    1924 - Greece becomes a republic
    1930 - Planet Pluto named
    1934 - US declares the Philippines to become independent in 1945
    1937 - National Gallery of Art established by Congress
    1944 - In occupied Rome, Nazis execute more than 300 civilians
    1945 - Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports and 1300 gliders
    1947 - Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency
    1947 - John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
    1955 - 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
    1958 - Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)
    1959 - Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
    1964 - Kennedy half-dollar issued
    1965 - US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
    1966 - Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
    1972 - Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
    1976 - Argentine Pres Isabel Peron deposed by country's military
    1979 - Columbia flown on carrier aircraft lands at Kennedy Space Center
    1980 - ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
    1981 - "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
    1981 - Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba
    1982 - US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
    1986 - US and Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra
    1986 - NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"
    1989 - Worst US oil spill, Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
    1992 - Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
    1992 - 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
    1994 - F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die
    1997 - Australian parliament overturns world's 1st and only euthanasia law