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This Day in History for March 19

This Day In History1628 – Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England.

1822 – Boston Massachusetts incorporated as a city.

1831 – First US bank robbery, the City Bank of New York robbed of $245,000.

1865 – Battle of Bentonville, Confederates retreat from Greenville, North Carolina.

1895 – Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service.

1918 – US Congress authorizes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

1928 – “Amos & Andy” debut on radio (NBC Blue Network – WMAQ, Chicago).

1931 – Nevada legalizes gambling.

1942 – FDR orders men between 45 and 64 to register for non-military duty.

1945 – US Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure.

1953 – 25th Academy Awards: “Greatest Show on Earth”, Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised).

1965 – Rembrandt’s “Titus” sells for then record 7,770,000 guilders.

1969 – Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention.

1973 – Dean tells Nixon, “There is a cancer growing on the Presidency”

1975 – Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in high school sports.

1982 – National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27.

1987 – American televangelist Jim Bakker resigns amid rape accusation by his secretary, Jessica Hahn.

1997 – US Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments.

2003 – Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion.

2012 – Wendy’s overtakes Burger King to become second best-selling hamburger chain.

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