This Date in History Calendar- March 15

In civil rights, Cold War, History, music, Sports, Technology, World War II on March 14, 2008 by Editor Z

“The Godfather” opens in theaters in 1972.

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1877: Great Britain and Australia engage in the first ever test cricket match.

1906: The Rolls Royce Ltd, is registered.

1916: To pursue the Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, U.S President Woodrow Wilson sends American troops to the Mexican-U.S border.

1917: Russian Czar Nicholas II, cedes his throne and position of Czar to his younger brother.

1940: Musician and former Grateful Dead band member Phil Lesh is born.

1943: During World War II, the Battle of Monte Cassino.

1944: Musician Sly Stone is born.

1960: The Civil Rights movement gains momentum, as lunch counter sit-ins take place in 15 cities across five southern U.S states.

1965: U.S President Lyndon B Johnson addresses the U.S Congress and pushes for the Voting Rights Act.

1972: ‘The Godfather’ debuts in theaters.

1985: becomes the first ever Internet domain name.

1989: The U.S Department of Veteran’s Affairs is created.

1990: Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first ever President of the Soviet Union.



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