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Today in History: March Part 1

March Today in History Part 1

I admit it. I am a history nerd and I love learning about history. When I taught, I'd love to start the class with a little lesson on what happened this day in history. I'd often pick events that were topics that we didn't necessarily have time to cover during our race to cover the curriculum. I thought others might like to do this too so each month, I'll have a list of events that occurred "Today in History" along with links to great sites you send your students to. I hope you like this new series!


March 1, 1932

Charles Lindbergh III, son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, was kidnapped. Read the FBI file about the case here.

 March 2, 1904

Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born. Check out some of his political cartoons from the World War II era or this video about some of his training videos like Private SNAFU.

March 3, 1820

Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.Visit the Library of Congress for some great primary source material regarding the debates and the passage of the compromise.

March 4, 1944

The execution of Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc., is carried out. Read about this 1920s and 1930s crime syndicate and then read about the 10 most terrifying members. Want more information? Here's a 45 minute documentary about the syndicate.

March 5, 1770

Boston Massacre occurred. Click here to watch a short History Channel video.
Today in History: March Part 1

March 6, 1475

Italian Renaissance painter, Michelangelo Buonarroti, was born. Read a PBS article about him and view his works.

March 7, 1936

Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland. Check out the British National Archives to learn what the British wanted to do.

March 8, 1950

Volkswagen began production of the VW bus. Watch a commercial for it.

March 9, 1841

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Amistad mutiny. Click here, to see what the court ruled. Don't remember what happened? Here's a short article to help you out.

March 10, 1970

Army Captain Ernest Medina and 4 other soldiers were charged with the 1968 My Lai Massacre. Digital History has a summary of the events and lots of primary sources.

March 11, 1818

Mary Shelley published Frankenstein. Haven't read the book? The Project Gutenberg has the ebook just for you! Or just watch this video.

March 12, 2003

Backlash against the Dixie Chicks began. Don't remember that? Here's a little background.

March 13, 1781

Uranus was discovered. Click here to find out why it took so long.

March 14, 1950

The FBI debuted its 10 Most Wanted List. Visit the FBI's anniversary site to learn more.

March 15, 44 BC

Julius Caesar was stabbed to death. Read an account of his death.
Click here for Today in History March 16 - March 31.
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