Friday, March 24, 2017

History for March 24

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History for March 24 -
John Wesley Powell 1834 - U.S. soldier, geologist and explorer of American West, Andrew Mellon 1855 - American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, U.S. Secretary of the Treasure (1921-1932), Harry Houdini 1874 - Magician, escape artist
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Steve McQueen 1930 - Actor, R. Lee Ermey 1944 - Actor, Peyton Manning 1976 - Football player
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1765 - Britain passed the Quartering Act that required the American colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.

1832 - Mormon Joseph Smith was beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio.

1882 - In Berlin, German scientist Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis germ (bacillus).

1947 - The U.S. Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to two terms.

1980 - "Nightline" with Ted Koppel premiered.

1989 - The Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons) of oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound after it ran aground.

1993 - In Israel, Ezer Weizman, an advocate of peace with neighboring Arab nations, was elected President.

1999 - NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Vojvodina). The attacks marked the first time in its 50-year history that NATO attacked a sovereign country. The bombings were in response to Serbia's refusal to sign a peace treaty with ethnic Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo.
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