On This Day in History, March 15

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Find out more things that have happened before on this day, March 15. Below are some historic events you should check!

  • 1892 – Jesse W. Reno patented the Reno Inclined Elevator, which was the first escalator.
  • 1913 – President Woodrow Wilson held the first open presidential news conference.
  • 1919 – The American Legion was founded in Paris.
  • 1934 – Henry Ford restored the $5 a day wage.
  • 1935 – Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda banned four Berlin newspapers.
  • 1938 – The discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia.
  • 1949 – Clothes rationing in Great Britain ended nearly four years after the end of World War II.
  • 1951 – The Persian parliament voted to nationalize the oil industry.
  • 1956 -Whipper Billy Watson beat Lou Thesz in Toronto, becoming the NWA wrestling champion.
  • 1960 -Ten nations met in Geneva to discuss disarmament.
  • 1968 -The U.S. mint stopped the practice of buying and selling gold.
  • 1979 –Pope John Paul II published his first encyclical “Redemptor Hominis.”
  • 1985 -In Brazil, two decades of military rule came to an end with the installation of a civilian government.
  • 1990 -In Iraq, British journalist Farzad Bazoft was hanged for spying.
  • 1990 -The Ford Explorer was introduced to the public.
  • 1991 -4 officers of the Los Angeles Police Department were charged with excessive force over the beating of Rodney King.
  • 1996 -The aviation firm Fokker NV collapsed.
  • 1998 -More than 15,000 ethnic Albanians marched in Yugoslavia to demand independence for Kosovo.
  • 2003 – Hu Jintao becomes President of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 2017 -Fashion house Givenchy, appointed its first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller.

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