This Date in History Calendar- March 23

In Cold War, Foreign Affairs, History, human rights, Injustice, Native Americans, politics, Technology, U.S Presidents, World War II on March 23, 2008 by Editor Z

Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero of El-Salvador, pled with millitary forces to spare the lives of Salvadorians, before being assasinated.

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1839: ‘Ok’ enters the stream of the English language, when it is first printed in the Boston Post as an abbreviation for ‘ All Correct’.

1857: First passenger elevator is installed, at 488 Broadway in New York City.

1889: Oklahoma is opened to white settlers by U.S President Benjamin Harrison.

1903: The Wright Brothers request a patten for one of the first ever successful airplanes.

1909: Out of office, former U.S President Theodore Roosevelt embarks on an African Safari.

1919: Future Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini, establishes his political movement of fascism in Milan, Italy.

1933: German Chancellor Adolf Hitler amasses near full power with the passage of the enabling act.

1942: During World War II, the Andaman Islands are seized by Japanese forces.

1956: Pakistan become the first ever Islamic Republic.

1971: The U.S Congress votes to decrease the legal voting age from 21 to 18.

1980: Human rights activist and El-Salvadorian Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero gives an impassioned speech, in an attempt to persuade members of the autocratic El-Salvadorian army to stop killing Salvadorians and political dissidents. He is the shot and died a day later.

1983: U.S President Ronald Reagan first proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative(SDI), which would be referred to as ‘Star Wars’ by its critics.



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