Saturday, March 8, 2014

This Day in History, 3.8.14

Staff Writer: R. Patrick Chapman
History / Education
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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
Automotive
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
Crime
The Lonely Hearts Killers are executed, 1951
Disaster
Mount Etna erupts, 1669
General Interest
Anglo-Ottoman force takes Abukir Bay, 1801
Egypt opens the Suez Canal, 1957
Hollywood
MTV’s highest rated series premieres, 1993
Literary
Thomas Wolfe's second novel, Of Time and the River, is published, 1935
Music
Bill Graham's rock empire goes bi-coastal as the Fillmore East opens, 1968
Old West
Emmet Dalton goes to prison, 1893
Presidential
Reagan refers to U.S.S.R. as "evil empire" again, 1983
Sports
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

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