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This Day in History for March 23

This Day In History1775 – Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty of give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war.

1839 – 1st recorded use of “OK” {oll korrect} (Boston’s Morning Post).

1857 – Elisha Otis installs his 1st elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City.

1865 – General Sherman and Cox’s troops reach Goldsboro, North Carolina.

1896 – The Raines Law is passed by the New York Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.

1903 – Wright brothers obtain airplane patent.

1922 – 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

1929 – 1st telephone installed at the White House.

1940 – 1st radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS.

1950 – UN World Meteorological Organization established.

1957 – US army sells last homing pigeons.

1962 – Wake Forest coach “Bones” McKinney 2nd person to play and coach.

1970 – “Hello Darlin'” single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1970).

1972 – Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars.

1981 – US Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men.

1990 – Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill.

1994 – Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field).

2005 – The US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube.

2005 – A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.

2013 – The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50-49.

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