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From: "Dianna M. Fisher" <>
Subject: [BlackSheep-L] Today in Blacksheep History
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 08:07:52 -0800
Today in Blacksheep History
1629 A Royal charter is granted to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1644 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
1689 Scotland dismisses Willem III & Mary Stuart as king & queen
1743 First American town meeting is held at Boston's Faneuil Hall.
1757 British Admiral John Byng is executed by a firing squad on board HMS
Monarch for neglect of duty.
1883 German political philosopher Karl Marx died in London.
1900 United States currency goes on the gold standard.
1903 The Senate ratifies the Hay-Herran Treaty, guaranteeing the United
states the right to build a canal in Panama.
1912 An anarchist named Antonio Dalba unsuccessfully attempts to kill
Italy's King Victor Emmanuel III in Rome.
1915 The British Navy sinks the German battleship Dresden off the Chilean
1918 An all-Russian Congress of Soviets ratifies a peace treaty with the
1923 President Warren G. Harding becomes the first U.S. President to file
an income tax report.
1936 Adolf Hitler tells a crowd of 300,000 that Germany's only judge is God
1939 The Nazis dissolve the republic of Czechoslovakia.
1947 The United States signs a 99-year lease on naval bases in the
1950 FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
1951 U.N. forces recapture Seoul for the second time during the Korean War.
1964 A Dallas jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of assassin Lee
1967 John F. Kennedy's body is moved from a temporary grave to a permanent
one in Arlington Cemetery.
1978 An Israeli force of 22,000 invades south Lebanon, hitting the PLO bases.
1990 Mikhail S. Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress.
1991 The "Birmingham Six," imprisoned for 16 years for their alleged part
in an IRA pub bombing, are set free after a court agrees that the police
Born on March 14
1804 Johann Strauss, violinist and composer.
1833 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first woman dentist.
1854 Paul Ehrlich, German bacteriologist who received the Nobel Prize for
1879 Albert Einstein, German born mathematician best known for his theories
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