Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On this day in history... 

...a great many interesting things happened, including these highlights (in chronological order):

  • In 1837, Canada gave African-Canadian men the right to vote.

  • 1896, A.A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.

  • 1900, ground broke for the first line of New York's fabled subway system.

  • 1944, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III, in what would come to be known as the "great escape."

  • 1958, Elvis Presley was conscripted in to the Army.

  • 1976, the Argentine military tosses out the government of Isabel Peron, and a Broadway musical is born.

  • 1989, the Exxon Valdez runs aground, reminding us that our oil comes at a price.

  • 1999, NATO bombs Yugoslavia in defense of its republic Kosovo, marking the first time that the alliance attacked a sovereign country.


    By Blogger rleavengood, at Thu Mar 25, 01:42:00 PM:

    as usual, thanks for the history lessson. The 24th is my daughters 5th birthday.



    By Anonymous MGCC, at Tue Mar 30, 10:07:00 PM:

    You forgot 1961, when TigerHawk reader MGCC was born!  

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