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
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.
1996 - #1 Hit March 23, 1996 - May 3, 1996: CÚline Dion - Because
You Loved Me
1998 - James Cameron's Titanic won 11 Academy Awards.
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.