Tuesday, March 09, 2021

History for March 9

History for March 9 - On-This-Day.com
Leland Stanford 1824
  • 1820 - The U.S. Congress passed the Land Act that paved the way for westward expansion of North America.
  • 1832 - Abraham Lincoln announced that he would run for a political office for the first time. He was unsuccessful in his run for a seat in the Illinois state legislature.
  • 1862 - During the U.S. Civil War, the ironclads Monitor and Virginia (built from the remnants of the USS Merrimack fought to a draw in a five-hour battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • 1863 - General Ulysses Grant was appointed commander-in-chief of the Union forces.
  • 1916 - Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico. 17 people were killed by the 1,500 horsemen.
  • 1936 - The German press warned that all Jews who vote in the upcoming elections would be arrested.
  • 1959 - Mattel introduced Barbie at the annual Toy Fair in New York.
  • 1964 - Production began on the first Ford Mustang.
  • 1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defected to the United States.
  • 1975 - Work began on the Alaskan oil pipeline.

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