Historical happenings

3/26/1830 ~ The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.

3/26/1910 US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick

3/26/1937 ~ Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye

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3/25/1863 ~ 1st US Army Medal of Honor awarded

3/25/1905 Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South

3/25/1944 ~ RAF Flight Sgt Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute; his fall was broken by pine trees and soft snow, and he suffered only a sprained leg.

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3/24/1920 ~ 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)

3/24/1944 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)

3/24/1947 ~ Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency

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3/23/1839 ~ 1st recorded use of “OK” [oll korrect] (Boston’s Morning Post)

3/23/1879 War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapacá which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.

3/23/1942 ~ US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers

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3/22/1765 ~ Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists

3/22/1903 Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought

3/22/1941 ~ James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

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3/21/1788 ~ Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana

3/21/1863 Naval Engagement at Havana, Cuba: USS Henrick Hudson vs Confederate blokcade runner Wild Pigeon

3/21/1925 ~ The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution

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3/20/1816 ~ US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions

3/20/1896 ~ Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens

3/20/1934 ~ Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A’s in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers