Category: History Today

March 15, 1493: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after maiden trip to the Americas

March 14, 1794: Eli Whitney obtains cotton gin patent

March 13, 1761: William Herschel discovers Uranus

March 12, 1894: Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Mississippi

March 11, 1861: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted

March 10, 1969: James Earl Ray admits to murdering Martin Luther King, Jr.

March 9, 1796: French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais

March 8, 1817: The New York Stock Exchange is founded

March 7, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone

March 6, 1899: Bayer trademarks Aspirin

March 5, 1953: Joseph Stalin dies

March 4, 1797: John Adams inaugurated as second President of the United States of America

March 3, 1939: Gandhi commences hunger strike, protesting autocratic rule in Britain’s India

March 2, 1933: ‘King Kong’ premieres and ‘wows’ audiences

March 1, 1962: First three women tried for witchcraft in the notorious Salem Witch Trials

February 28, 1983: Highly anticipated ‘M*A*S*H’ finale airs

February 27, 1968: Walter Cronkite denounces the Vietnam War

February 26, 1616: Galileo is banned from the Catholic Church

February 25, 1920: The Warsaw Pact is established

February 24, 1803: Marbury v. Madison motivates judicial review

February 23, 1903: Cuba signs a lease to the US for Guantánamo Bay

February 22, 1962: Celebrating ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steven Irwin’s birthday

February 21, 1998: Tara Lipinski earns Olympic gold

February 20, 1967: Kurt Cobain is born

February 19, 1847: Rescuers reach the Donner Party

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