21 March 2013

Timeline March 21 to 23

March 21
1556  In Oxford, England, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer was burned at the stake.
1685  Johann Sebastian Bach, German Composer, was born in Eisenach, Germany.
1867  Florenz Ziegfeld, American theatrical producer of spectacular revues, was born.
1963  Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay was closed.

March 22
1638  Anne Hutchinson was expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
1765  Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies.
1894  Hockey's first Stanley Cup championship game was played in Montreal. That city's Amateur Athletic Association beat the Ottawa Capitals 3-1.
1908  Louis L'Amour, American best selling author, was born.
1923  The first radio broadcast of ice hockey was made by Foster Hewitt.

March 23
1749  Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist, was born.
1775  Patrick Henry called for America's independence from Britain, telling the Virginia Provincial Convention, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
1994  Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings broke Gordie Howe's National Hockey League career record with his 802nd goal.
1998  "Titanic" won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best song, to tie the record set by 1959's "Ben-Hur." (The record was tied again by "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" in 2003.)

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