March 1st to 31st
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The Lindbergh baby is kidnapped
The Hoover Dam ( Boulder Dam ) is completed
Nashville, Tennessee becomes the home of the very first FM radio station
President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps
The radical left organization Weather Underground / Weatherman bomb the United States Capitol
Dennis Rader, accused of leading a double life as the BTK ( Bind, Torture and Kill, ) serial killer, was charged in Wichita, Kan
Czar Nicholas II Abdicates
The Original King Kong movie has its world premiere in New York
First automatic street lights are installed in New Milford, Connecticut
Operation Rolling Thunder begins Vietnam
Movie version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the lead roles has its world premiere in New York.
British / French joint project, Concorde, has it's maiden flight
Dmitry Medvedev wins the Russian presidential election
The first issue of the weekly periodical, "TIME" appeared on newsstands
Communist Teachers Banned From Public Schools
Rodney King Beating In Los Angeles
Triple AAA Founded
Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced a four-day "bank holiday"
US Supreme Court upholds a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities
A BOAC British Boeing 707 crashed on Mount Fuji, Japan
Martha Stewart is convicted of the felony of obstructing justice
Brett Favre ( 38 ) the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers announced his retirement.
The Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin Patent
The sleek new prototype (K5054) for what would become the Spitfire Fighter Aircraft takes off on its maiden flight
The Rosenberg Trial Starts
Ghana gains it's independence from Britain
The British ferry, the Herald of Free Enterprise, capsized after leaving Zeebrugges
Lewis ( Scooter ) Libby former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney is convicted
Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention the telephone
The Communist Party of America host a "March on Hunger"
Civil Rights March Alabama attacked by Troopers with night sticks
IRA gang shot dead in Gibraltar.
The British House of Lords becomes 100% elected.
The Russian Revolution Starts
Daytona Car Racing Begins
The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced.
Barbie doll makes debut at the American Toy Fair in New York
Work on the 800 mile long Alaska Oil pipeline connecting oil fields in northern Alaska to the sea port at Valdez begins.
John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death in Virginia ( Beltway Sniper Attacks )
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B-29 fighter planes firebombed Tokyo
Dalai Lama forced to flee to India who granted him political asylum.
The first Ford Mustang is manufactured ready for release on April 16.
Influenza Epidemic Begins in Fort Riley, Kansas
The work on the Boulder Dam Begins
Film director Roman Polanski is charged with four charges including rape, sodomy, child molestation and giving drugs to a minor
Girl Scouts of America Founded
St. Francis dam burst flooding into the San Francisquito Canyon in California
Mahatma Gandhi and his followers begin March Against Tax On Salt
President Roosevelt gives his first " fireside chat " radio broadcast
German has forcibly "recruited" Austria to support the Third Reich
Anne Frank, died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp from Typhus
Elizabeth Smart Found Alive and well
The Butler Act becomes law
Work on the Boulder Dam is completed
The Love Bug, a popular Disney movie, was released
Dunblane Massacre in kindergarten in Scotland
Hitler and Mussolini meet and agree to fight together in war against France and Britain
Drug Gangs Fighting increases over Territory in Mexico
The American Legion has it's first meeting
Jews Not Allowed To Vote In Germany
The musical "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway
Actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton marry for the first time
The Movie Titanic surpassed Star Wars to become the highest grossing film in North American box offices.
Rwanda began mass trials for the country's 1994 genocide of the hundreds of thousands of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutu sympathizers
Scott Peterson is sent to death row for the slaying of his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson.
Nevada Legalizes Gambling
The first car with a Porsche badge ( Porsche 356 ) is shown at International Automobile Show in Geneva
Golda Meir becomes first female Prime Minister of Israel
John Wayne Gacy Jr. ( also known as The Killer Clown ) found guilty of the murders of 33 boys and young men
The Eden Project opens in England It is the worlds largest greenhouse
Tri-state tornados strikes Missouri, Illinois and Indiana
Soviet cosmonaut known as Lt. Col. Alexei Leonov Becomes First Man to walk in space
The tanker "Torrey Canyon" runs aground on rocks between Land's End and the Scilly Isles
Doctors in Florida, acting on orders of a state judge, removed Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. (She died 13 days later).
The first use of air combat by the US when Eight Curtiss "Jenny" planes of the First Aero Squadron are used in support for the 7,000 U.S. troops who invaded Mexico to capture Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa .
The US Congress approves daylight-saving time.
Sydney Harbor Bridge Opens
The Academy Awards was televised for the first time with Bob Hope as the host.
50 Argentines land at Leith Harbour, on South Georgia a British colony of the Falkland Islands
Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned Over Sex Scandal
California officials order the first of a further two days of rolling blackouts.
President George W. Bush addresses the nation via live television and announces that Operation Iraqi Freedom has begun
Fidel Castro steps down in Cuba
The US Postmaster General orders all homes to get mailboxes
Sarin Gas Terrorist Attack with sarin gas Japanese Subway
Allied bombers began four days of heavy raids over Germany prior to Allied Forces capture
Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa
Alcatraz federal penitentiary known as "The Rock" Closes
Prince Charles and Diana Wedding
3.2% Beer And Wine Sales Made Legal when Bill signed by President Roosevelt
The Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," is released in England
The Equal Rights Amendment Passed By U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification.
Benito Mussolini establishes the Fascist Party in Italy
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan becomes an independent republic
President Ronald Reagan proposes Strategic Defense Initiative
Mir Space Station Ends 15 yrs in space
The House passes the healthcare reform bill and is signed into law by President Obama
Work on the New York subway begins
Pink Floyd release the album "Dark Side of the Moon"
The tanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two off the coast of France
The Exxon Valdez, ran aground on a reef and ripped holes in its hull, spilling crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound.
Middle School Murders Jonesboro, Arkansas.
France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg sign the treaty in Rome establishing the European Economic Community (EEC)
The Alabama Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery
Rallies for immigrants held in Multiple US Cities
Dr. Jonas E. Salk, announced Polio Vaccine Success
Great Chinese Famine Begins Lasted 3 years
The musical 'Funny Girl' starring Barbra Streisand Opens On Broadway
Camp David Peace Treaty Signed Between Egypt's Anwar Sadat and Israel's Menachem Begin
Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Heaven's Gate Cult Suicides California
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, was found guilty of second-degree murder
Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
First Fingerprint Evidence Used in Murder Case
"Good Friday Earthquake," Alaska
Mount St. Helens Erupts
The FDA approves the drug Viagra for use against impotence in men.
City of Constantinople name is changed to Istanbul
Spanish civil war ends with control by General Francisco Franco
The Smalll Island Country of Malta awarded the George Cross Medal for Bravery
Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster
California Electricity Price Increase 46%
Rationing of meat, cheese, butter and cooking oils goes into effect in US
Rosenbergs found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage
The 23rd Amendment to the Constitution is ratified
Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty
first London Marathon organised by Chris Brasher is run
Suicide bombs on the Moscow Metro
U.S.A. Buys Alaska for $7.2 million
The Queensboro Bridge also known as the 59th Street Bridge Opens
The Beatles have 10 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 at the same time
The British Queen Mother Dies
The musical "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway
Newfoundland and Labrador entered the Canadian confederation as the 10th province
The first commercially built U.S. computer The UNIVAC I sold
The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, crosses the border into India seeking asylum
100,000 people take to the streets in Poll Tax Demonstrations in England
Terri Schiavo, the center of the most heavily litigated right-to-die dispute in U.S. history, died