On This Day in History, March 19

Every year the National Let’s Laugh Day, observed on March 19th, reminds us to add a little humor to our day. Letting the laughter bubble up is good for us!

Learn interesting facts of this day, March 19 in history!

  • 1822 -The city of Boston, MA, was incorporated.
  • 1831 -The first bank robbery in America was reported.
  • 1908 -The state of Maryland barred Christian Scientists from practicing without medical diplomas.
  • 1915 -For the first time, Pluto got photographed.
  • 1918 -The U.S. Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time.
  • 1920 -The U.S. Senate rejected the Versailles Treaty for the second time maintaining an isolation policy.
  • 1932 -The Sydney Harbor Bridge was officially opened in Sydney, Australia.
  • 1942 -The Thoroughbred Racing Association got established in Chicago.
  • 1945 -About 800 people were killed as Japanese kamikaze planes attacked the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan.
  • 1953 -The Academy Awards were aired on television for the first time.
  • 1965 -Indonesia nationalized all foreign oil companies.
  • 1979 -The U.S. House of Representatives began broadcasting its daily business on TV.
  • 1985 -IBM announced its plans to stop making the PCjr consumer-oriented computer.
  • 1990 -The first world ice hockey tournament for women was held in Ottawa.
  • 1991 -NFL owner stripped Phoenix of the 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day.
  • 1994 -The largest omelet in history was made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan.
  • 1998 -World Health Organization warned of a tuberculosis epidemic that could kill 70 million people in the next two decades.
  • 2002 -Operation Anaconda, ended in eastern Afghanistan.
  • 2002 -Actor Ben Kingsley was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 2015 -Apple replaced AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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