March 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1775 - American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech - "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" - at St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia.
- 1806 - After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home.
- 1909 - Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
- 1965 - NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
- 1989 - Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
- Famous Birthdays: Pierre-Simon Laplace (French mathematician and astronomer), Schuyler Colfax (American politician, 17th Vice President of the United States), Ludwig Quidde (German activist, Nobel Prize laureate), Hermann Staudinger (German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Daniel Bovet (Swiss-Italian pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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