Today in history 3/15/2017


Today in history, Julius Caesar is assassinated by high-ranking Roman Senators in 44 BC.

Today in history, Henry the Fowler (see picture below) routs the raiding Magyars at Merseburg, Germany in 933.

Today in history, Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World in 1493.

Today in history, Maine is admitted as the 23rd state in 1820.

Today in history, New York State unveils the new automatic ballot voting machine in 1892.

Today in history, Henry Ford restores the $5-a-day wage in 1934.

Today in history, The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile in 1955.

Today in history, The first performance of My Fair Lady, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison (see picture below), takes place on Broadway in 1956.


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