March 19 Events in History - March 19 Birthdays - March 19 Deaths



2013 In Rome, Italy, the papal inauguration ceremony for Pope Francis is held in St. Peter's Square; hundreds of thousands attend
2012 After two decades of being closed due to civil war, the Somali National Theater reopens in Mogadishu
2012 Wendy's overtakes Burger King as the second best-selling hamburger chain in the USA
2011 The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile rejects the 14th Dalai Lama's submitted resignation as Head of State of the Central Tibetan Administration
2011 The moon appears 30% brighter and 14% larger than at its furthest point; it reaches its closest point to Earth since 1993
2010 Hossein Marashi, former Vice-President of Iran, is put in jail after being accused of spreading propaganda
1998 "Ah Wilderness!," opens at Vivian Beaumont theater
1997 Ice Pairs won by Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer (GER)
1997 Major League Baseball announces 5 year, $50M deal with Pepsi
1997 Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments
1996 Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson after 38 years of marriage
1995 "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 25 performances
1995 "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 29 performances
1995 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway
1995 Arizona outside of Phoenix begins using new area code 520
1995 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)
1995 Finland Social-Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
1995 Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament
1995 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
1995 NBA New York Knicks beat New York Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)
1995 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3:54.08)
1994 2500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde Netherlands
1994 Lara scores 167 for WI vs. England at Georgetown
1994 Largest omelet (1,383 ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama Japan
1994 New Jersey Devils club record 41st win of the season
1993 Ice Dance Championship at Prague won by M Usova and A Zhulin (RUS)
1993 Ice Pairs Championship at Prague won by I Brasseur and L Eisler (CAN)
1993 Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White announced plans to retire
1992 "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 45 performances
1992 British Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson announce separation
1991 Kansas City Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
1991 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses
1991 St. Louis Blue Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season
1991 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day
1990 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
1989 Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
1989 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova and S Ponomarenko (USR)
1989 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva and S Grinkov (U.S.S.R.)
1989 Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson
1989 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
1989 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)
1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15:25.25)
1987 Bonnie Blair skates ladies world record 500 m (39.43 sec)
1987 Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
1987 Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad and Tobago
1987 PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
1987 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)
1985 "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
1985 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
1985 Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile
1984 "Kate and Allie," premieres
1984 John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York
1984 KSD-AM in St. Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA
1984 Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
1984 Pitcher Denny McLain, indicted on various charges of racketeering
1984 STS-41-C vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27
1981 Emmy 8th Daytime Awards - Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time
1981 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
1981 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
1979 House of Representatives begins live television broadcasts via C-SPAN
1978 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
1978 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1977 "Side by Side by Sondheim" closes at Music Box New York City after 390 performances
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.33)
1976 Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years
1975 "Dr. Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 5 performances
1975 Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
1974 Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour
1973 Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"
1972 "To Live Another Summer" closes at Helen Hayes New York City after 173 performances
1972 Carol Mann wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1972 India and Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
1972 Los Angeles Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts
1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
1970 West German chancellor and East German premier Willy Brandt meet
1969 British invade Anguilla
1969 Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
1968 Howard University students seize administration building
1967 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
1967 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St. Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
1966 "Pousse Cafe" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 3 performances
1966 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Kentucky 72-65
1966 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins
1965 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
1965 Stoica becomes president and Ceausescu party leader of Romania
1964 Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
1962 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 80 performances
1962 Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
1960 "Redhead" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 455 performances
1960 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
1959 "1st Impressions" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 84 performances
1958 Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London
1958 Sobers completes a century in each innings vs. Pakistan
1957 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
1956 Biggest NBA margin of victory - Minnesota Lakers-133, St. Louis Hawks-75
1955 17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: San Francisco beats La Salle 77-63
1954 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in MSG, New York City
1954 1st rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico
1954 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1954 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1954 Weekes, Worrell and Walcott complete tons in innings vs. England
1953 Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real," premieres in New York City
1953 25th Academy Awards - "Greatest Show on Earth," Gary Cooper and Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)
1951 Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny," published
1950 5th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson Zaharias
1950 City College of New York defeats Bradley to win the NIT
1949 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1948 Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at MSG, New York City
1947 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1947 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan
1946 French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion become overseas depts
1946 Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as president of U.S.S.R.
1945 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan
1945 Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree: destruction of German facilities
1945 British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)
1945 U.S. Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure
1944 Tippett's oratorium "Child of Our Time," premieres in London
1943 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed and sinks
1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt orders men between 45 and 64 to register for non military duty
1942 Thoroughbred Racing Association of U.S. formed in Chicago
1941 Jimmy Dorsey and Orchestra record "Green Eyes" and "Maria Elena"
1940 Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt
1940 French government of Daladier, falls
1938 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
1937 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism
1931 Nevada legalizes gambling
1930 Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
1928 "Amos and Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
1927 Bloody battles between communists and nazis in Berlin
1925 Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop
1920 U.S. Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1920 U.S. Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
1918 Congress authorizes time zones and approves daylight saving time
1918 S. Potter becomes 1st U.S. pilot to shoot down a German seaplane
1917 U.S. Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees
1915 Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
1914 Stanley Cup: Tor Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Vict Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
1907 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
1906 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi," premieres in Munich
1897 Yale defeated Penn, 30-10 in 1st major college basketball game
1895 Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
1892 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England vs. South Africa (Cape Town)
1885 Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Sask
1883 Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes
1877 Australia beat England by 45 runs in very 1st Test match
1870 The opera "Guarany," premieres in Milan
1866 Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die
1865 Battle of Bentonville-Confederates retreat from Greenville NC
1864 Opera "Mireille" premieres in Paris
1859 Opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris
1831 1st U.S. bank robbery (City Bank, New York/$245,000)
1822 Boston, Massachusetts incorporated as a city
1803 Johann von Schillers "Die Braut von Messina," premieres in Weimar
1799 Joseph Haydn's "Die Schopfung," premieres in Vienna
1775 4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)
1775 Poland and Prussia sign trade agreement
1748 English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US
1702 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
1682 Nationally Council accept independence of French church
1644 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide
1628 Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
1571 Spanish troops occupy Manila
1563 Peace of Amboise: Rights for Huguenots
1540 Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"
1524 Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas
1452 Frederick III of Hapsburg crowned Roman German Emperor
1227 Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX











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