March 16, 1850Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter was published. Read the book for free from The Project Gutenberg or just watch this 3 1/2 minute video.
March 17, 461St. Patrick died. Watch this short video to learn more about him.
March 18, 1766Parliament repealed the Stamp Act. Visit the Massachusetts Historical Society learn about the Stamp Act, the Stamp Act Crisis, and its repeal and to view primary sources.
March 19, 2003The War in Iraq began. The National Archives has a wealth of information to examine about the war.
March 20, 1965President Lyndon Johnson sent troops to Alabama. Why? Visit this NPS site and the National Archives.
March 21, 1980President Carter announced the U.S. would boycott the Olympics being held in Moscow. Read an article from 1980. Click here to learn more about why the U.S. boycotted.
March 22, 1933President Roosevelt signed the Beer and Wine Revenue Act signaling an end to Prohibition. Read FDR's letter to Congress.
March 23, 1919Benito Mussolini founded the Fascist Party. At the Biography Channel, read his biography or watch the video.
March 24, 1989The Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska triggering a massive oil spill. Go here to learn more.
March 25, 1911Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire killed 145. Visit Cornell University's site or watch a PBS video to learn more about the fire.
March 26, 1953Jonas Salk announced he had a polio vaccine. Read about it here.
March 27, 1912Japanese Cherry trees were planted along the Potomac River. Click here to learn the history behind the trees.
March 28, 1979Nuclear accident occurred at Three Mile Island. The U.S. NRC explains the accident and PBS explains how a nuclear reactor works.
March 29, 1929President Hoover had the first telephone installed in the Oval Office. There had been a phone in the White House since 1878, but this was the first time the president could make a call from his own desk. Visit Elon University's history of the phone from 1870s - 1940s.
March 30, 1867The United States purchased Alaska in what was known as Seward's Folly. Visit the Library of Congress to learn more about the purchase from Russia.
March 31, 1889The Eiffel Tower opened in Paris. Discover more at the Eiffel Tower's official site.
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