March 19th Events

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March 19th, 2008 (March 19 2008)EventGRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye was briefly observed on this day.
March 19th, 2004 (March 19 2004)EventAanekoski bus disaster: A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in Aanekoski, Finlandied in 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
March 19th, 2004 (March 19 2004)EventA Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
March 19th, 2004 (March 19 2004)Event3-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country s presidential election on March 20.
March 19th, 2002 (March 19 2002)EventU.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
March 19th, 2001 (March 19 2001)EventThe Bank of Japan issued a monetary policy known as quantitative easing, which stimulated the Japanese economy after the burst of the dot-com bubble.
March 19th, 1987 (March 19 1987)EventTelevangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.
March 19th, 1982 (March 19 1982)EventFalklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K..
March 19th, 1979 (March 19 1979)EventThe United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.
March 19th, 1978 (March 19 1978)EventUN Security Council Resolution 425 and 426 are passed, calling upon Israel immediately to cease its military action and withdraw its forces from all Lebanese territory (Operation Litani), and establishing the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
March 19th, 1972 (March 19 1972)EventIndia and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty.
March 19th, 1969 (March 19 1969)EventThe 385 metre tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build- up.
March 19th, 1966 (March 19 1966)EventTexas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four, to start five black players.
March 19th, 1965 (March 19 1965)EventThe wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.E. Lee Spence Quotes
March 19th, 1962 (March 19 1962)EventAlgerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.
March 19th, 1954 (March 19 1954)EventJoey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in color.
March 19th, 1946 (March 19 1946)EventFrench Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion become overseas departements of France.
March 19th, 1945 (March 19 1945)EventWorld War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
March 19th, 1945 (March 19 1945)EventWorld War II: Adolf Hitler issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.Adolf Hitler Quotes
March 19th, 1944 (March 19 1944)EventWorld War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.
March 19th, 1943 (March 19 1943)EventFrank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.Al Capone Quotes
March 19th, 1941 (March 19 1941)EventWorld War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.
March 19th, 1932 (March 19 1932)EventThe Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
March 19th, 1931 (March 19 1931)EventGambling is legalized in Nevada.
March 19th, 1931 (March 19 1931)EventThe Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra plays its first concert in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
March 19th, 1921 (March 19 1921)EventItalian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
March 19th, 1920 (March 19 1920)EventThe United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (first time was on November 19, 1919).
March 19th, 1918 (March 19 1918)EventThe U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
March 19th, 1916 (March 19 1916)EventEight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history.
March 19th, 1915 (March 19 1915)EventPluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet.
March 19th, 1865 (March 19 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.
March 19th, 1863 (March 19 1863)EventThe SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. The wreck was discovered on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence.E. Lee Spence Quotes
March 19th, 1861 (March 19 1861)EventThe First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
March 19th, 1687 (March 19 1687)EventExplorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
March 19th, 1279 (March 19 1279)EventA Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.

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