Thursday, March 9, 2017

This was 68th day of the year and 297 days remained in the year.

in history
Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, widow of a former French officer executed during the revolution.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Amistad slaves were free.
The first battle between two ironclad ships, the Monitor (Union) and Merrimack (Confederate) occurred, revolutionizing naval warfare.
The special session of Congress known as the "100 days" opened, launching FDR's New Deal.
U.S. Supreme Court issued N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling.
Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as both the first Hispanic and woman to be U.S. surgeon general.
March 09 Birthdays Leland Stanford 1824–1893, American Railroad Builder.
Yuri Gagarin cosmonaut
Raul Julia actor
Bobby Fischer chess player
Victoria Mary Sackville-West writer

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