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This Week In History – March 25th to March 31st

Hunter Hoskins, Staff Writer

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March Twenty-Fifth:

  • In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burned down, killing 145 workers.
  • In 1941, Yugoslavia joined the Axis.
  • In 1946, during the Cold War, the Soviets announced withdrawal from Iran.
  • In 1967, Martin Luther King led a march against the Vietnam War.

March Twenty-Sixth:

  • In 1917, the First Battle of Gaza occurred during World War I.
  • In 1953, Salk announced a polio vaccine.
  • In 1975, during the Vietnam War, Hue fell to the communists.
  • In 1979, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem signed a peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel, and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties.

March Twenty-Seventh:

  • In 1775, Thomas Jefferson was elected into the continental congress.
  • In 1964, the largest recorded earthquake happened in Alaska, which killed 125 people and injured thousands.

March Twenty-Eighth:

  • In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended.
  • In 1969, Dwight D. Eisenhower died.
  • In 1979, a nuclear reactor overheated at Three Mile Island.

March Twenty-Ninth:

  • In 1945, Patton took Frankfurt.
  • In 1951, the Rosenbergs were convicted of espionage and were later executed.
  • In 1973, the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam.

March Thirtieth:

  • In 1814, the allies captured Napoleonic Paris.
  • In 1870, the 15th amendment was adopted.
  • In 1981, President Reagan was shot.

March Thirty-First:

  • In 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened.
  • In 1940, Germany’s Atlantis launched.
  • In 1991, the Warsaw Pact ended.
  • In 1999, the Matrix was released.

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