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Andorra: Constitution Day
(Commemoration of the approval of the constitution: 03/14/1993)
Andorra Expedia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: National Heroes Day
(Observed annually on this date since 2002 to commemorates the death of the country's first national hero, Carib Chief Joseph Chatoyer who was killed in 1795)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Bequia Tourism Association
1813 Joseph P. Bradley (New York City-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) New York City Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1854 Thomas Marshall (Governor of Indiana, Vice-President of the United States) Indiana Political and Social Leaders Woodrow Wilson Politics
1868 Emily Murphy (Canadian Jurist: First Female Judge in the British Empire) Canada Law Women
1945 Prince Albert of Monaco Monaco Political and Social Leaders BBC
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1953 Robert N Kotzé (South African Mining Engineer) South African Scientists & Mathematicians South African History
1978 Hubert H. Humphrey (South Dakota-born U.S. Congressman from Minneapolis; Vice President of the United States) Hubert H. Humphrey Minnesota Political and Social Leaders President Lyndon Johnson U.S. Congress Minnesota Historical Society
1737 British Prime Minister Robert Walpole Appoints Samuel Horsey Governor of South Carolina English Political and Social Leaders South Carolina Political and Social Leaders South Carolina Colonial History University of Georgia
1757 British Admiral John Byng Is Executed on Board Monarch for Cowardice in the Face of the Enemy English Military Leaders Naval History Capital Punishment Greenwich Guide
1776 Alexander Hamilton Is Named Captain of Artillery Company Alexander Hamilton American Revolution History Channel
1780 After Only a Day of Resistance the British Commander at Fort Charlotte Surrenders Mobile to Spain Great Britain Spain Mobile, Alabama Alabama Archives
1812 The U.S. Issues Its First War Bonds War of 1812 United States Economics & Business Historic Firsts History Channel
1840 Whig Party of Sangamon County Nominates Abraham Lincoln for the Illinois State Legislature Sangamon County, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Politics Sangamon County, Illinois Lincoln Papers
1862 Union Forces Capture New Bern, North Carolina North Carolina Battle of New Bern
President Lincoln Shows Compensated Emancipation Is Cheaper Than the Cost of War Abraham Lincoln Slavery Economics American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1864 Union Troops Capture Louisiana's Fort DeRussy Louisiana Forts Fort DeRussy National Park Service
President Lincoln Orders Draft for 200,000 Men for Military Services Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1869 President Grant Appoints Ebenezer Bassett to Service as the First African-American Diplomat (Haiti) Haiti Connecticut Political and Social Leaders President Grant African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Haitian Internet
1870 William Strong Is Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Connecticut Political and Social Leaders President Grant U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1872 Journalist Henry Stanley and Explorer David Livingstone Part After Five Months in Africa English Scottish Africa" Concordia
1915 Cornered Off the Coast of Chile, the Crew of Germany's Dresden Sinks the Ship Chile Germany World War I Naval History History Channel
1932 Benjamin Cardozo Is Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court New York City Political and Social Leaders President Herbert Hoover U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1937 Pope Pius XI Issues an Encyclical Against the Nazi "Cult" Nazi Germany Catholicism Religion Concordia
1939 Slovakia Declares Independence from Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Slovakia European History New York Times
1943 Germans Recapture Kharkov, the Second Largest City in Ukraine Soviet Union Ukraine Germany World War II History Channel
1951 US/UN Troops Recapture Seoul in Korea Korean War New York Times
1957 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered on Alaska's Andreanof Islands Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1964 Jack Ruby Is Found Guilty of the Murder of Lee Harvey Oswald Assassination of John F. Kennedy Crime Law and Legal Resources History Channel Texas State Historical Assocation
1967 President John Kennedy's Body Is Moved to a Permanent Memorial Assassination of John F. Kennedy History Channel
1976 U.S. Conducts 1000 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1978 Israel Invades South Lebanon Lebanon Israel Television News Archive
1982 South African Government Bombs the African National Congress Office in London London, England South Africa Terrorism South African History
1984 Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams, Attacked and Shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Crime BBC
1990 Soviet Congress Elects Mikhail Gorbachev President Mikhail Gorbachev History Channel
1991 Emir of Kuwait Returns after Gulf War Gulf War Kuwait Television News Archive
Appeals Court Releases the "Birmingham Six" from English Prison after 16 Years Great Britain Ireland Law and Legal Resources History Channel BBC

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