Thursday, March 23, 2017
History for March 23 - On-This-Day.com:
Erich Fromm 1900 - German-American psychologist and humanistic philosopher, Joan Crawford 1905 - Actress (Mildred Pierce, The Unknown), Born: Lucille Fay LeSueur, Akira Kurosawa 1910 - Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter (Sugata Sanshiro, Madadayo)
Wernher Von Braun ((Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun)) 1912 - Rocket scientist, generally regarded as the father of the United States space program, Craig Breedlove 1937 - First to reach 400 mi/h, 500 mi/h and 600 mi/h using turbojet-powered vehicles, Keri Russell 1976 - Actress ("Felicity," "The Americans")
1775 - American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, "give me liberty, or give me death!"
1806 - Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began their return journey to the east.
1857 - Elisha Otis installed the first modern passenger elevator in a public building. It was at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in New York City.
1912 - The Dixie Cup was invented.
1919 - Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.
1933 - The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act. The act effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.
1956 - Pakistan became the first Islamic republic. It was still within the British Commonwealth.
1983 - U.S. President Reagan first proposed development of technology to intercept enemy missiles. The proposal became known as the Strategic Defense Initiative and "Star Wars."