On This Day in History, March 23

Did you know that on this day in 1922, the first airplane landed at the U.S. Capitol? I bet you didn’t! Find out more interesting happenings of March 23 in history.

Check out the following!

  • 1657 -France and England formed an alliance against Spain.
  • 1794 -Josiah G. Pierson patented a rivet machine.
  • 1836 -Franklin Beale invented the coin press.
  • 1840 -The first successful photo of the Moon was taken.
  • 1857 – Elisha Otis installed his 1st elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City.
  • 1868 -The University of California was founded in Oakland, CA.
  • 1880 -The grain crushing mill was patented by John Stevens.
  • 1901 -Dame Nellie Melba, revealed the secret of her now-famous toast.
  • 1903 -The Wright brothers obtained an airplane patent.
  • 1919 -Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.
  • 1922 -The first airplane landed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
  • 1933 -German Reichstag granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.
  • 1956 -Pakistan became the first Islamic republic.
  • 1957 -US army sold the last homing pigeons.
  • 1972 -Evel Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars.
  • 1998 -Germany’s largest bank pledged $3.1 million to Jewish foundations as restitution for Nazi looting.
  • 1998 -The “Titanic”  movie won 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards.
  • 1998 -The Bertelsmann company, agreed to purchase the American publisher Random House for $1.4 billion.
  • 2015 -Kris Jenner and athlete Bruce Jenner divorced on this day.
  • 2019 -Syrian Democratic Forces announced that the last Islamic State territory had been retaken, thus ending the five-year Islamic State “caliphate”.

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