Browsing: March

A Brief History Today, Friday, March 24th, 2023, one of the most covered news stories are the possible consequences of arresting a former president.  You may wonder if a U.S. president had ever been arrested prior to 2023?  The answer is yes and at least once. Digging Deeper It is possible that two US Presidents have been arrested while in office, although the first, Franklin Pierce, may not have suffered the indignity at all.  The arrest of Pierce allegedly happened in 1853 while he was still President, with a drunken Pierce supposedly running over an old woman with his carriage. …

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 23rd.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered a speech that may well have led to the successful formation of the United States. On March 23, 1801, some of the Russian nobility and military officers that had been fired expressed their discontent in the time-honored tradition of killing the monarch! On March 23, 1857, Elisha Otis installed the first of his elevators at…

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A Brief History On March 17, 2023, people around the world, including we at History and Headlines, were saddened to learn of the passing of the talented American actor Lance Reddick of natural causes. Digging Deeper More than an actor, Reddick was an educated man boasting a BM from the Eastman School of Music and an MFA from Yale.  Born in Baltimore in 1962, Reddick became a television and movie actor in 1996, appearing in many film and television productions enjoyed by us, including The Wire, Oz, Lost, Fringe, American Horror Story, Bosch, and Resident Evil, as well as action/adventure…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 22nd.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On March 22, 1621, the European (basically British) colonists of Plymouth Colony, a “Pilgrim” venture for displaced religious zealots to find a place to practice their religion in peace, signed a peace treaty with Chief (or “Sachem”) Massasoit of the Wampanoag Native American coalition of tribes that had occupied what is now Massachusetts. On March 22, 1872, the State of Illinois became…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 21st.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On March 21, 630, Emperor Heraclius of the Byzantine Empire returned what he believed to be the “True Cross” (the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified) to Jerusalem to its current place in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. On March 21, 1800, Pius VII was crowned Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in Venice, Italy. On March 21, 1804, the…

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