Today in history 3/19/2017


Today in history, On the death of William III of Orange, Anne Stuart (see picture below), sister of Mary, succeeds to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702.

Today in history, Boston is incorporated as a city in 1822.

Today in history, The U.S. Senate ratifies the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda in 1903.

Today in history, Congress authorizes Daylight Savings Time in 1918.

Today in history, The state of Nevada legalizes gambling in 1931.

Today in history, In Costa Rica, President John F. Kennedy (see picture below) and six Latin American presidents pledge to fight Communism in 1963.

Today in history, One technician is killed and two others are injured during a routine test on space shuttle Columbia in 1981.


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