Sunday, March 19, 2017
History for March 19 - On-This-Day.com:
David Livingstone 1813 - Scottish explorer and medical missionary, Sir Richard Francis Burton 1821 - English geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, Wyatt Earp 1848 - American gambler, sheriff and Deputy Town Marshal of Tombstone, AZ, he took part in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
William Jennings Bryan 1860 - American politician, Adolph Eichmann 1906 - German Nazi SS officer, executed for his role in mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps, Bruce Willis 1955 - Actor ("Die Hard", "The Sixth Sense")
1687 - French explorer La Salle was murdered by his own men while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, in the Gulf of Mexico.
1903 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.
1918 - The U.S. Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time.
1945 - About 800 people were killed as Japanese kamikaze planes attacked the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan.
1945 - Adolf Hitler issued his "Nero Decree" which ordered the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands as German forces were retreating.
1976 - Buckingham Palace announced the separation of Princess Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years of marriage.
1977 - The last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" aired.
2001 - California officials declared a power alert and ordered the first of two days of rolling blackouts.