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This Day in History – March 24

This Day In History1629—1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia.

1664—Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island.
 
1765—Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonist to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.
 
1832—Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio.
 
1855—Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas.
 
1868—Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms.
 
1898—1st automobile sold.
 
1913—Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC.
 
1920—1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City, NC)
 
1930—1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
 
1935—Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network.
 
1941—Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox.
 
1947—Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency.
 
1955—1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service.
 
1955—Tennessee Williams'”Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens for 694 performances.
 
1964—Kennedy half-dollar issued.
 
1974—36th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: NC State beats Marquette 76-64.
 
1980—ABC’s nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed “Nightline”
 
1986—NASA publishes “Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status”
 
1989—Mary Martin in “Peter Pan” 1st seen on TV since 1973.
 
1994—F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die.
 
2002—74th Academy Awards – “A Beautiful Mind”, Denzal Washington & Halle Berry win.
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