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March 17 1762 The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City. 1776 British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary...

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March 16 1521 Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines. 1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter was published. 1926 The...

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March 15 44 B.C. On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber,...

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March 14 1743 The first town meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts, at Faneuil Hall. 1794 The cotton gin was patented by Eli...

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March 13 1639 Cambridge College was renamed Harvard University. 1781 The German-born English astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered the...

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March 10 1629 Charles I of England dissolves Parliament and rules alone for 11 years. 1785 Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to...

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March 9 1796 Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, widow of a former French officer executed during the revolution. 1841 The...

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1850 Daniel Webster gave a three-hour speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850. 1876 Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the...