03/31/2023
This Day In History
Spread the love

1870 – The New York Times dubs baseball “The National Game”

1901 – U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.

1920 – “The Mark of Zorro” directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks, is shown in New York – 1st American superhero film.

1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1940 – 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)

1944 – US 121st Infantry regiment opens assault on Hurtgen in Germany.

1951 – 1st rocket to intercept an airplane at White Sands, New Mexico.

1956 – 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers.

1960 – CBS radio cancels “Have Gun Will Travel”

1962 – 1st test flight on the Boeing 727 takes place.

1965 – 25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.

1973 – US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls.

1985 – Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year.

1991 – Musical “Peter Pan”, starring Cathy Rigby, opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances.

1991 – Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ.

2005 – First partial human face transplant is completed for Isabelle Dinoire in Amiens, France.

2011 – Roger Federer claims a record 6th ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 win over Frenchman Jo Wilfred Tsonga in the final in London, England.

2013 – “Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all-time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released.

2017 – Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement.

2021 – Jack Dorsey announces he is stepping down as CEO of Twitter, to be replaced by Parag Agrawal.