This day in history.....

Discussion in 'Trivia' started by Mare, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 1st in history.....

    1803: Ohio enters the Union as the 17th state.

    1872: President Ulysses S Grant signs a bill creating Yellowstone National Park, making it the first national park in the United States.

    1875: The United States Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing African Americans equal access to public facilities.

    1961: President John F. Kennedy creates the Peace Corps by executive order.

    1972: Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first NBA basketball player to score 30,000 points.
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  2. unclehobart

    unclehobart New Member

    Dontcha mean 30,000 chicks?
  3. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

    March 1st has been a day of goodness. Yellowstone Park, civil rights, Peace Corps. Nice.
  4. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    I thought he'd only shagged 20,000. 30,000 would be 1 a day for 82 years.
  5. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 2nd

    1498: Vasco de Gama's Portuguese expedition reaches the island of Mozambique, the most southerly port of call for Arab merchants on the east coast of Africa.

    1807: The United States Congress abolishes the slave trade, effective January 1, 1808.

    1836: Texas declares its independence from Mexico; the United States does not recognize the new Republic of Texas.

    1877: On the basis of its committee's recommendation, the United States Congress rewards all 20 disputed electoral votes in the previous December's presidential election to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes.

    1923: Time magazine debuts as a weekly news review.

    1974: Stevie Wonder wins five Grammy awards for his album Innervisions.

    Dr. Seuss's Seussville
    American author Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. This commercial site offers games and contests relating to Dr. Seuss and his books.
  6. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 5th

    1770: In the Boston Massacre, British troops fire on a raucous mob, killing five Americans and wounding six. Among the victims is Crispus Attucks, a seaman of African American descent.

    1897: The American Negro Academy is formed.

    1922: Annie Oakley shoots 98 out of 100 clay pigeons, breaking the existing women's trap-shooting record.

    1946: Winston Churchill, in a speech in Fulton, Missouri, declares that “from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the
    European Continent.”

    1956: The motion picture King Kong is shown on television for the first time.
  7. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 6th

    1834: Toronto, Ontario, (originally called York) is incorporated as a city.

    1836: About 170 Texans perish at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, when approximately 3,000 Mexicans commanded by general Antonio Lopes de Santa Anna overrun the Republic of Texas garrison.

    1857: The United States Supreme Court rules on the Dred Scott case, declaring that African Americans are not U.S. citizens. The decision intensifies ongoing debates about slavery.

    1930: Clarence Birdseye, food expert, industrialist, and inventor, introduces prepackaged, quick-frozen food to American consumers.

    1980: Novelist Marguerite Yourcenar becomes the first female member of the Académie Francçaise.

    1981: Walter Cronkite, longtime anchor of the CBS evening news, signs off for the last time.
  8. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    That means tomorrow's a dark anniversary... Dan Rather's first newscast, and the weird sit/squat thing that went with it. I guess he didn't have the "courage" to sit down at first.
  9. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 7th

    1778: Captain James Cook first sights the Oregon Coast at Yaquina Bay, near the current site of Newport, Oregon.

    1876: Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for the telephone.

    1901: The bluebonnet is adopted as the state flower of Texas.

    1936: German troops reoccupy the demilitarized zone of the Rhineland, violating the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.

    1965: On what becomes known as Bloody Sunday, a march through Selma, Alabama, is broken up by police.

    1977: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto claims a massive victory in Pakistan's general election. His party is later accused by opposition parties of rigging the vote.
  10. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 10th

    1849: Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent. He is the first United States president to do so.

    1862: The first paper money in the United States is issued.

    1876: Alexander Graham Bell transmits the first message by voice over wire using his newly invented telephone: “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”

    1880: The Salvation Army, previously based only in England, is established in the United States in New York City.

    1971: Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins a landslide victory in the Indian general election.
  11. A.B.Normal

    A.B.Normal New Member

    So Mr.Watson must have invented the second telephone or was his invention the answering machine. :swing:

    or maybe it was the sexual harrassment lawsuit.
  12. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    The greeting hello is a fairly recent invention. Professor Allen Koenigsberg author of The Patent History of the Phonograph believes the word wasn't in use much before Thomas Edison introduced it as a way to let a caller know you had picked up a ringing phone. Edison preferred "Hello" over Alexander Graham Bell's "AHOY!" as a greeting. In either case, English may be the only language where the telephone greeting has become proper to use in a face-to-face greeting.
  13. A.B.Normal

    A.B.Normal New Member

    Really, I'll have to try that ,but I usually answer the phone"what the fuck do you want ,I was in the shower" :evilcool:
  14. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    "Who the Hell is this and why are you calling?"
  15. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    "Thank you for calling Aaron; this is him."
  16. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    Hullo, this is Dave...
  17. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 11th

    1302: According to Shakespeare, this is Romeo and Juliet's wedding day.

    1865: General William T. Sherman takes Fayetteville, North Carolina, and destroys the aresenal there.

    1888: From March 11 until March 14, the worst blizzard in history hits the eastern United States, paralyzing the region.

    1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act. It gives the president authority to aid any nation whose defense is regarded as vital to the United States and to accept repayment.

    1959: The play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, is first performed in New York City. It stars Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil and goes on to win a New York Drama Critics Circle award.

    1985: Mikhail Gorbachev is named first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  18. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 12th

    1868: The south African chief Moshoeshoe I is granted British protection from the Boers, making Basutoland (modern Lesotho) a British protectorate.

    1912: The Girl Scouts of the United States of America is founded.

    1933: President Franklin Roosevelt holds his first fireside chat by radio, to encourage support for the New Deal.

    1938: The Anschluss (annexation) of Austria takes place when German troops invade and occupy the country, and a Nazi government is formed.

    1969: Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman marry.

    1992: Mauritius becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth.
  19. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 13th

    1781: German-born English astronomer William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus.

    1868: The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson begins. Johnson is the first United States president to be impeached.

    1881: Alexander II, emperor of Russia, is assassinated by a bomb thrown into his carriage by a member of a revolutionary group, the Narodnaya Volya (People's Will).

    1961: The Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, age 79, marries Jacqueline Roque, age 37.
  20. Mare

    Mare New Member

    March 14th
    1743: The first town meeting is held at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.

    1794: Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.

    1883: Karl Marx, Prussian political theorist, economist, and sociologist whose ideas formed the basis of communism, dies in London, England, at the age of 65.

    1900: The United States Congress passes legislation transferring all U.S. currency to the gold standard.

    1964: Jack Ruby is found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy.

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