Historic World Events / March (page 64)

March

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February, 2016

  • 12 February

    Charles Lindbergh Jr. kidnapped

    Charles Lindbergh Jr. kidnapped

    Charles Lindbergh Jr., the twenty-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey. Lindbergh, who had become popular concerning the globe five years earlier when he flew The Spirit of St. Louis over the Atlantic, and his wife Anne found a …

  • 12 February

    Kennedy establishes Peace Corps

    Kennedy establishes Peace Corps

    Newly elected President John F. Kennedy troubles an executive order establishing the Peace Corps. It became 1 of the very most revolutionary and hugely publicized Cold War applications create by the United States. During the span of his campaign for the presidency in 1960, Kennedy floated the idea that a …

  • 12 February

    Grant nominated for lieutenant general

    Grant nominated for lieutenant general

    On today in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln nominates Ulysses S. Grant for the newly revived rank of lieutenant general. At enough time, George Washington was the only real other man to possess held that rank. Winfield Scott also attained the title but by brevet only he didn’t actually command with …

  • 12 February

    Honda unveils new Civic

    Honda unveils new Civic

    On today in 2005, at a car expo in Geneva, Switzerland, Honda debuts the Civic Concept, a five-door hatchback. The Japan-based automaker launched the 1st Civic in the first 1970s and the compact, affordably priced auto continued to turn right into a best-seller in the U.S. auto industry. Soichiro Honda …

  • 12 February

    Articles of Confederation are ratified

    Articles of Confederation are ratified

    On today in 1781, the Articles of Confederation are finally ratified. The Articles have been signed by Congress and delivered to the individual states for ratification on November 15, 1777, following 16 months of debate. Bickering over land claims among Virginia and Maryland delayed final ratification for virtually four more …

  • 12 February

    Lindbergh baby kidnapped

    Lindbergh baby kidnapped

    On today in 1932, in a crime that captured the focus of the entire nation, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey. Lindbergh, who became a global celebrity when he flew the 1st solo flight …