Today in history 3/31/2017

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3/31/2017:

Today in history, Abigail Adams (see picture below) writes to husband John that women are “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence fails to guarantee their rights in 1776.

Today in history, Russia and Turkey sign a treaty by which they promise to take no military action in the Crimea in 1779.

Today in history, The first monthly installment of The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (see picture below) is published in London in 1836.

Today in history, The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opens on the Left Bank as part of the Exhibition of 1889.

Today in history, Daylight Savings Time goes into effect throughout the United States for the first time in 1918.

Today in history, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution in 1967.

Today in history, President Jimmy Carter deregulates the banking industry in 1980.

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