A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 19th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 19, 1941, the U.S. Army Air Corps activated the famed African-American aviation unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
On March 19, 1943, Frank Nitti, the successor to Al Capone’s crime empire, was drunk and despondent over a pending Grand Jury appearance.
On March 19, 1945, the Essex class aircraft carrier USS Franklin while on station off the coast of Japan, was struck by a Japanese dive bomber flying a virtually suicidal mission through intense defenses, causing massive damage, but not sinking the ship.
On March 19, 1954, William Joseph Mosconi (Willie to friends) set the all time record of making 526 balls in a row in straight pool, a record that still stands.
On March 19, 1965, a diver and soon to become underwater archaeologist discovered the wreck of the SS Georgiana, a Confederate States of America cruiser sunk in Charleston Harbor in 1863.
On March 19, 1987, under fire for sex and financial irregularities the star of one of television’s most popular evangelist Christian shows resigned!
On March 19, 2016, we featured an article on the death of gangster Frank Nitti.
On Monday, March 19, 2018, psychological horror-thriller film fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Unsane at 7:00 PM at Cinemark at Valley View in Valley View, Ohio!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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