Saturday, March 8, 2014

This Day in History, 3.8.14

Staff Writer: R. Patrick Chapman
History / Education

History buffs, here is your This Day in History fix from the History Channel:
February Revolution begins in Russia, 1917 
American Revolution
Pennsylvania militiamen senselessly murder Patriot allies, 1782
VW bus, icon of counterculture movement, goes into production, 1950
Civil War
C.S.S. Virginia terrorizes Union Navy, 1862
Cold War
United States accuses Soviets of using poison gas, 1982
The Lonely Hearts Killers are executed, 1951
Mount Etna erupts, 1669
General Interest
Anglo-Ottoman force takes Abukir Bay, 1801
Egypt opens the Suez Canal, 1957
MTV’s highest rated series premieres, 1993
Thomas Wolfe's second novel, Of Time and the River, is published, 1935
Bill Graham's rock empire goes bi-coastal as the Fillmore East opens, 1968
Old West
Emmet Dalton goes to prison, 1893
Reagan refers to U.S.S.R. as "evil empire" again, 1983
Ali battles Frazier for heavyweight championship, 1971
Vietnam War
U.S. Marines land at Da Nang, 1965
Thieu orders force withdrawal, 1975
World War I
February Revolution begins in Russia, 1917
World War II
Dutch surrender on Java, 1942