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This Day in History: March 19

March 19: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1895 - Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
  2. 1918 - The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 2008 - GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
  6. 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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