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This Day in History – March 19

This Day In History

1628 – Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England.
1822 – Boston, Mass, incorporated as a city.
1831 – 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, NY/$245,000).
1865 – Battle of Bentonville-Confederates retreat from Greenville, NC.
1883 – Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes.
1917 – US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees.
1918 – US Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time.
1918 – S Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane.
1928 – “Amos & Andy” debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
1931 – Nevada legalizes gambling.
1942 – FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty.
1953 – 25th Academy Awards: “Greatest Show on Earth”, Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)
1960 – “Redhead” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances.
1969 – Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention.
1973 – Dean tells Nixon, “There is a cancer growing on the Presidency”
1984 – Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering.
1987 – PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn.
1995 – Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers.
2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
2012 – Wendy’s overtakes Burger King to become the second best selling hamburger chain.
2016 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City.
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