Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 19: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 19, 2017

 Historical Events

1279  A Mongolian victory at the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.

1644  200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide in loyalty to the Emperor

1920  US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)

1932  The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.

2003  Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion

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Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths

Arthur Balfour

(1848 - 1930)


(1611 - 1644)
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March 20th: A First Lady Goes Shoplifting

While former Panama military dictator Manuel Noriega was awaiting his fate on racketeering charges, his wife Felicidad was having her own run-in with the law.
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