Historic World Events / March (page 30)

March

List historic world events in March

April, 2016

  • 21 April

    Frankenstein published

    Frankenstein published

    Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus is published. The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is generally called the world’s 1st science fiction novel. In Shelley’s tale, a scientist animates a creature made of dismembered corpses. The gentle, gifted creature is huge and physically hideous intellectually. Cruelly rejected by its creator, …

  • 21 April

    Nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway

    Nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway

    At the height of the morning rush hour in Tokyo, Japan, 5 two-man terrorist teams from the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult, riding on separate subway trains, converge at the Kasumigaseki station and secretly release lethal sarin gas in to the air. The terrorists then took a sarin antidote and escaped …

  • 20 April

    “Sockless” Simpson rallies populist farmers

    “Sockless” Simpson rallies populist farmers

    Signaling an evergrowing movement toward direct political action among desperate western farmers, “Sockless” Jerry Simpson calls on the Kansas Farmers’ Alliance to use for a takeover of hawaii government. Simpson was probably the most well-liked and influential leaders among Populist-minded western and mid-western farmers of the late 19th century. Angered …

  • 20 April

    Land cleared for Ford’s Willow Run plant

    Land cleared for Ford’s Willow Run plant

    On today in 1941, workers commence clearing trees from a huge selection of acres of land near Ypsilanti, Michigan, some 30 miles west of Detroit, in preparation for the building of the Ford Motor Company’s Willow Run plant, that will use Henry Ford’s mass-production technologies to generate B-24 bomber planes …

  • 19 April

    Diem’s popular support questioned

    Diem’s popular support questioned

    A U.S. national intelligence estimate prepared for President John F. Kennedy declares that South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and the Republic of Vietnam are facing an exceptionally vital scenario. As evidence, the reports cites that over fifty percent of the rural area surrounding Saigon is beneath communist manage and …

  • 19 April

    Sylvia Beach, bookstore owner and publisher of Ulysses, is born

    Sylvia Beach, bookstore owner and publisher of Ulysses, is born

    Sylvia Beach, owner of the Paris-based bookstore Shakespeare and Co., exists in Baltimore. Beach moved to Paris at age 14, when her father, a Presbyterian minister, was delivered to France. She fell in enjoy with the town. In 1919, she was opened by her bookstore, Shakespeare and Co., which became …

  • 18 April

    Tornadoes devastate Nebraska

    Tornadoes devastate Nebraska

    An awful month for climate-connected disasters in the United States culminates with a devastating tornado ripping through Nebraska, near Omaha, with this day in 1913. It was the worst of five twisters that struck that day in Nebraska and Iowa, killing 115 women and men in total. The week ahead …

  • 18 April

    U.S. forces land at Vera Cruz

    U.S. forces land at Vera Cruz

    During the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces below General Winfield Scott invade Mexico three miles south of Vera Cruz. Encountering tiny resistance from the Mexicans massed in the fortified city of Vera Cruz, by nightfall the final of Scott’s 10,000 guys came ashore without the increased loss of an individual life. …

  • 16 April

    Britain and Russia divide future spoils of war

    Britain and Russia divide future spoils of war

    Just two days following its navy suffered a demoralizing defeat against Turkish forces at the Dardanelles, the British government signs a secret agreement with Russia concerning the hypothetical post-World War I division of the former Ottoman Empire. By the terms of the agreement, signed on March 20, 1915, Russia would …

  • 15 April

    Craig Breedlove, land-speed record holder, born

    Craig Breedlove, land-speed record holder, born

    On today in 1937, Craig Breedlove, the 1st individual to achieve land speeds of 400mph, 500 mph and 600 mph in a jet-powered vehicle, exists. Breedlove grew up in Southern California, where as an adolescent he constructed automobiles and was a drag racer. As a man, he made a three-wheeled, …