United States Historical Events in March

United States Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped America to what it is today. This is a compilation of significant events for the month of March including the birth and death of famous Americans as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

United States Historical Events in March

Day Year Event
1 1790 The United States Supreme Court convenes for the first time.
1 1803 Ohio became the 17th State to be admitted to the Union.
1 1941 The first FM station starts operation in Nashville, Tennessee.
2 1933 The Original King Kong movie has its world premiere in New York.
3 1797 End of George Washington presidential term.
3 1845 Florida became the 27th State to be admitted to the Union.
4 1794 Vermont became the 14th state to be admitted to the Union.
5 1956 United States Supreme Court upholds a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities.
6 1964 Boxer Cassius Clay converts to Islam and changes his name to Muhammad Ali.
7 1876 Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his invention the telephone.
8 1874 Death: Millard Fillmore, the 13th US president, died in Buffalo, New York at age 74.
8 1930 Death: William Howard Taft, the 27th US president, died in Washington, D.C. at age 72.
9 1959 Barbie dolls make debut at the International American Toy Fair in New York City.
10 1862 The United States government issues paper money for the first time.
11 1888 The Great Blizzard starts. The storm paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine.
12 1912 Girl Scouts of United States were founded by Juliette Low of Savannah, Georgia.
13 1901 Death: Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd US president, died in Indianapolis, Indiana at age 67.
14 1794 Eli Whitney receives a patent for the Cotton Gin.
15 1767 Birthday: Andrew Jackson, the 7th US president, was born in Waxhaw Settlement between North Carolina and South Carolina.
15 1820 Maine was admitted to the Union.
16 1751 Birthday: James Madison, the 4th US president, was born in Virginia.
17 1931 Legalization of gambling in the State of Nevada.
18 1837 Birthday: Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th US president, was born in Caldwell, New Jersey.
19 2003 President George W. Bush goes on live television to announce that Operation Iraqi Freedom has begun.
20 1922 The United States Postmaster General requires all American homes to have a mailbox.
21 2006 Foundation of social media company Twitter.
22 1972 The Equal Rights Amendment is passed by the United States Senate and sent to the states for ratification.
23 1983 President Ronald Reagan proposes Strategic Defense Initiative or the so-called Star Wars Program.
24 1989 The super tanker Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and tore open its hull, spilling 53 millions of gallons of oil.
25 1954 RCA manufactures the first color television.
26 1885 The Eastman Dry Plate and Chemical Company manufactures the first motion picture film.
27 1964 The Good Friday Earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale happened in Anchorage, Alaska.
28 1969 Death: Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th US president, died in Washington, D.C. at age 78.
29 1790 Birthday: John Tyler, the 10th US president, was born in Charles City, Virginia.
30 1867 The United States buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

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US Historical Events in March
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