March 19: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1895 - Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
- 1918 - The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
- 1941 - World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.
- 1965 - The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.
- 2008 - GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
- Famous Birthdays: William Bradford (English-American politician, 2nd Governor of Plymouth Colony), Thomas McKean (American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania), Norman Haworth (English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Mario J. Molina (Mexican chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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