This Day In History (04. 03. 2018)

  • 1657 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses crown.
  • 1776 George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College.
  • 1882 American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph.
  • 1930 2nd Academy Awards: “The Broadway Melody”, Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win.
  • 1933 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest.
  • 1944 US Supreme Court (Smith v Allwright) “white primaries” unconstitutional.
  • 1948 US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries).
  • 1954 “Me & Juliet” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances.
  • 1956 Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated.
  • 1958 “Say, Darling” opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances.
  • 1970 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt.
  • 1975 James Rupers kills his family to inherit.
  • 1978 50th Academy Awards: “Annie Hall”, Richard Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win.
  • 1991 UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution.
  • 2012 Moscow fire kills 17 migrant workers.

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