18 March 2013

Timeline March 17 & 18

March 17
1040  Harold Harefoot, King of England, died.
1776  British forces evacuated Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox placed artillery in positions overlooking the city.
1804  Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer, was born.
1853  Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist and mathematician, died.
1861  The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) was proclaimed.
1919  Nat King Cole, American musician & singer, was born.

March 18
1314  Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was burned at the stake.
1776  The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act (American Revolution).
1834  Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England were sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union (Tolpuddle Martyrs)
1858  Rudolf Diesel, German thermal engineer & inventor, was born.
1931  Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.
1965  The first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov left his Voskhod 2 capsule and remained outside the spacecraft for 12 minutes, secured by a tether.
1968  The U.S. Congress repealed the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

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