On This Day in History for March 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1984 Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
  • 1984 STS 41-C vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1985 "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
  • 1985 US Senate votes 55-45 to authorize production of the MX "Peacekeeper" intercontinental ballistic missile
  • 1987 Bonnie Blair skates ladies' world record 500 m (39.43 sec)
  • 1987 Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
  • 1987 Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1987 American televangelist Jim Bakker resigns amid rape accusation by his secretary, Jessica Hahn
  • 1987 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)
  • 1988 2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15:25.25)
  • 1989 Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
  • 1989 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR)
  • 1989 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • 1989 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)
  • 1991 Gorbachev says the Soviet Union will cut its oil exports by nearly half
  • 1992 Britain's Prince Andrew & Sarah, Duchess of York, announce separation
  • 1993 Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
  • 1993 US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
  • 1994 2,500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • 1994 Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown
  • 1994 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1995 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway
  • 1995 Arizona outside of Phoenix begins using new telephone area code 520
  • 1995 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)
  • 1995 Finnish Social Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1995 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3:54.08)
  • 1997 Ice Pairs won by Mandy Woetzel & Ingo Steuer (GER)
  • 1997 US Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments
  • 2001 The Bank of Japan issued a monetary policy known as quantitative easing, which stimulated the Japanese economy after the burst of the dot-com bubble.
  • 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities
  • 2003 Invasion of Iraq by American and British-led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion
  • 2004 A truck and a bus crash head-on in √Ą√§nekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
  • 2004 A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • 2004 Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.

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2006 On the weekend of his 84th birthday, Fred Shuttlesworth gives his final sermon in front of 300 people at the Greater New Light Baptist Church

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • 2008 GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed
  • 2012 Wendy's overtakes Burger King to become the second best-selling hamburger chain
  • 2013 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
  • 2013 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2013 NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals
  • 2014 Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
  • 2014 Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History