Today in History March 26

Othmar Ammann

Othmar Ammann contributions to New York City are the George Washington (pictured here) Bayonne, Triborough, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, and Verrazano-Narrows. Ammann’s long-span bridges came to define an epoch and shape the modern New York metropolis. 1780 – First British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor) 1812 – Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas Venezuela; […]

Today in History March 25

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson 708 – Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert’s patent to explore North America 1609 – Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co 1655 – Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, Saturn’s largest satellite 1807 – First railway passenger service began in England […]

Today in History March 22

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim 238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors. 1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags. 1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War. 1630 […]

Today in History March 21

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman signs an Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States 1697 – Czar Peter the Great begins tour through West-Europe 1788 – Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana 1826 – Beethoven’s Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna 1857 – […]

Today in History March 20

1760  The Great Fire of Boston

1760  The Great Fire of Boston 141 – 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet 1345 – Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought “cause of plague epidemic” 1760 – Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings 1815 – Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published 1861 – […]

Today in History March 19

Jim Baker of PTL  (Praise The Lord) on his way to jail.

Jim Baker of PTL  (Praise The Lord) on his way to jail. 1279 – A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. 1524 – Giovanni da Verrazzano sailing for King Francis of France sights land around area of Carolinas. While his place of birth in a small village south of […]

Today in History March 18

Caligula

Caligula 37 – The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor. 1314 – Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake 1673 – Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers 1835 – Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on […]

Today in History March 15

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar 44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March. 1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas. 1783 – In an emotional […]

Today in History March 14

Lee Harvey Osawald talking to reporters before being murdered by Jack Ruby. Watch the footage.

Lee Harvey Osawald talking to reporters before being murdered by Jack Ruby. Watch the footage. 1489 – The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. 1558 – Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman Emperor 1757 – On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for […]

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Jacqueline Roque was Pablo Picasso’s muse and second wife.  Their marriage lasted 11 years, during which time he created  over 400 portraits of her. 607 – 12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet 1639 – Cambridge College renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard 1677 – Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000 1759 – 27th recorded […]