This Week in History
Jason Gibbons was born.
Rian Olivia Courtney was born.
Dorothy Sullivan was born.
Edward Sullivan was born.
John Russo was born.
1850 – Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter was published.
1968 – The My Lai massacre occurred in Vietnam.
Michael Becker was born.
1762 – The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City.
2003 – President Bush delivered an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: leave Iraq within 48 hours or face an attack.
Lou Pastina was born.
Patty Magoolaghan was born.
Kristine Halligan Greene was born.
Samantha Knox was born.
1965 – Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov made the first spacewalk.
2004 – A small asteroid made the closest approach to Earth ever recorded, only about 26,500 miles away.
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato was born.
1931 – Nevada state legislature legalized gambling.
1953 – The Academy Awards were first televised.
Casey Brouder was born.
Robert Intelisano was born.
1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first to fly a hot-air balloon nonstop around the world.
2003 – Ground troops entered Iraq and a second round of air strikes against Baghdad was launched.
Gee Linares was born.
Eddie Carroll was born.
Michael Millard was born.
1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, a harsh maximum-security jail which once housed gangster Al Capone, closed.
1965 – Martin Luther King, Jr., led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Ray Corrigan was born.
Siobhan Fitzgerald was born.
Shannon McFadden was born.
Mary Ellen Connolly was born.
Virginia Connolly was born.
Mary Ann Minson was born.
1765 – The Stamp Act was enacted on the American colonies by Britain.