Wednesday, March 15, 2017
History for March 15 - On-This-Day.com:
Andrew Jackson 1767, Emil von Behring 1854 - Physiologist, Judd Hirsch 1935 - Actor ("Taxi")
Jimmy Lee Swaggart 1935 - Pastor, Mike Love 1941 - Musician (The Beach Boys), Fabio 1961 - Model
44 BC - Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated by high ranking Roman Senators. The day is known as the "Ides of March."
1892 - Jesse W. Reno patented the Reno Inclined Elevator. It was the first escalator.
1916 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sent 12,000 troops, under General Pershing, over the border of Mexico to pursue bandit Pancho Villa. The mission failed.
1935 - Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda banned four Berlin newspapers.
1937 - In Chicago, IL, the first blood bank to preserve blood for transfusion by refrigeration was established at the Cook County Hospital.
1956 - The musical "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway.
1977 - The first episode of "Eight is Enough" was aired on ABC-TV.
1990 - The Ford Explorer was introduced to the public.