Category: This Day in History

March 30, 1966 — Known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized

March 29, 1952 — President Harry S. Truman removed himself from the presidential race.

March 28, 1949 — Secretary of Defense James Forrestal resigned due to a mental breakdown.

March 27, 1958 — CBS Labs announced the creation of new ‘compatible’ stereophonic records.

March 26, 1936 — A 200-inch telescope lens was shipped by the Corning Glass Works from New York to Mt. Palomar at Cal Tech.

March 25, 1970 — The Concorde made its first supersonic flight.

March 24, 1930 — Steve McQueen, actor, was born in Slater, Missouri.

March 23, 1933 — The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany, eighteen days after the Federal Elections.

Mar 22, 1963 — British Minister of War John Profumo denied having sex with Christine Keeler. The Profumo call girl scandal almost toppled the government. Keeler, a call girl, was also dealing with a Soviet attaché.

March 21, 1965 — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third, and finally successful, civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.