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.
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 488 Broadway in New York City.
On March 23, 1983, President Ronald Reagan proposed the development and deployment of what he called The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which would become known as “Star Wars” and would cost around one trillion dollars!
On March 23, 1994, one of the worst excuses for an airliner crash happened when an Aeroflot pilot allowed his 12 and 16-year-old children to play with the controls of the Airbus A310-300 that he was flying, resulting in a crash that killed all 75 people aboard!
On March 23, 2013, Angelenos were shocked and then amused by a surprising bit of skywriting authored by pilot and comedian Kurt Braunohler.
On March 23, 2018, the latest in a line of politicians forced from office across South America was Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the President of Peru.
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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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