Browsing: March

A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 28th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On March 28, 845 A.D., a Viking raiding party led by Ragnar Lodbrok (a.k.a. Lothbrok) sacked Paris, the future capital of France, proving that it was not just coastal towns that were susceptible to such raids. On March 28, 1920, Palm Sunday for Christians that are keeping track, a flurry of tornadoes swept across the Midwest and Southern United States, 37 of…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 27th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On March 27, 1794, the United States Congress authorized the building and purchase of a fleet of 6 frigates, ships that would become the core of what became a standing US Navy, a naval fighting force that would eventually rule the oceans for many decades, ruling the waves from World War II to the present. On March 27, 1915, the woman history…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 26th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On March 26, 1934, the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland instituted their first ever practical examination of automobile drivers’ competence in order to be issued a driver’s license. On March 26, 1997, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate awaited transport for their souls to a waiting UFO with $5.75 in each person’s pants pocket to pay for tolls!…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 25th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On March 25, 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley was booted from the University of Oxford (England) for the publishing of a pamphlet titled The Necessity of Atheism, a continuation of a long history of discrimination and persecution of atheists and agnostics by religious believers. On March 25, 1865, the long drawn out series of battles known to us as The Siege of Petersburg…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 24th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On March 24, 1199, while fighting in France at Limousin, an administrative region in the South-Central part of France that is now Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the King of England known as Richard I, the Lionheart, was struck in the shoulder by a bolt launched by a crossbow, leading to the King’s death on April 6, 1199. On March 24, 1944, the hard work of…

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