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March 23rd History

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March 23rd In Pop Culture History

893 (Earthquake) Iran

1775 - Patrick Henry delivered his 'Give me liberty, or give me death!' speech at St. John's Episcopal Church, in Richmond, Virginia.

1839 - The initials 'O.K.' were first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for 'oll correct,' a popular slang misspelling of 'all correct' at the time.

1840 - John William Draper took the first successful photo of the Moon. Actually, a daguerreotype, a precursor of the photograph.

1857 - Elisha Otis's first elevator was installed at 488 Broadway New York City.

1913 (Tornado) Omaha, Nebraska

1956 - Pakistan became the first Islamic republic in the world.

1963 - #1 Hit March 23, 1963 - March 29, 1963: Ruby & the Romantics - Our Day Will Come

1974 - #1 Hit March 23, 1974 - March 29, 1974: Cher - Dark Lady

March 23, 1977 Birthday (fictional) Neal Cassidy, Once Upon a Time, TV

1982 - Joanie Loves Chachi premiered on ABC

1983 - President Ronald Reagan introduced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) now called "Star Wars" to the American discussion.

1983 - Dr. Barney C. Clark, the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah's Medical Center after 112 days with the device.

March 24, 1984 (fiction) The Breakfast Club met for detention, The Breakfast Club, Film

1996 - #1 Hit March 23, 1996 - May 3, 1996: CÚline Dion - Because You Loved Me

1998 - James Cameron's Titanic won 11 Academy Awards.

2000 - Broadway Show - Aida (Musical) March 23, 2000

2001 - The Russian space station, Mir, ended 15 years in orbit by burning up entering Earth's atmosphere, mostly burning up in the atmosphere, and splashing into the Pacific Ocean.

2014 - Broadway Show - Les MisÚrables (Musical) March 23, 2014

March 23rd
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Jason Kidd (1973)
Keri Russell (1976)
Moses Malone (1954)
Amanda PLummer (1957)
Ric Ocasek (1949)
Akira Kurosawa (1910 - 1998)
Chaka Khan (1953)
Joan Crawford (1905 - 1977)
The more you know, 
the less you understand. 
- Tao Te Ching 


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