Monthly Archives: March 2019

March 31, 1776

On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams, the wife of future President and Founding Father, John Adams, wrote to her husband that women were “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence failed to guarantee their rights. Well, … Continue reading

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March 30, 1964

The answer is Jeopardy. The question is, ‘What premiered on March 30, 1964 on the television network NBC and was originally hosted by Art Fleming’. It should be noted that many intelligent people have appeared and won on Jeopardy over … Continue reading

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March 29, 2017

On March 29, 2017, a man’s body was found inside a 7 meter (23 foot) long reticulated python in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The villagers of the area noticed that Akbar (no last name given) had been missing for 24 hours and … Continue reading

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March 28, 193

On March 28, 193, the Praetorian Guard murdered the Roman emperor, Pertinax. Why did they murder him? Two reasons. First, they were corrupt and had been promised a hefty payment after the death of Commodus. Second, Pertinax was ex-military and … Continue reading

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March 27, 1794

On March 27, 1794, Denmark and Sweden formed a neutrality compact. Off to the side, Switzerland noticed what they were doing and thought to itself. “Hmmm. If I was to add a high quality milk chocolate and a highly confidential … Continue reading

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March 26, 1859

On March 26, 1859, amateur French astronomer, Edmond Modeste Lescarbault, discovered the planet Vulcan, which was believed to orbit inside the orbit of Mercury, which until that point in time was believed to be the closest planet to the Sun. … Continue reading

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March 25, 1992

On March 25, 1992, British scientists announced that they had discovered the largest Mersenne prime number to date. A Mersenne prime number is a prime number that is one less than a power of two. For example, two squared is … Continue reading

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March 24, 1629

On March 24, 1629, Virginia passed the first game laws in the American colonies. It was determined that landing on “Free Parking” and collecting $200 quid plus all fines collected was a ‘house rule’ and should be stated before play … Continue reading

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March 23, 1801

On March 23, 1801, Tsar Paul I of Russia learned what happens when a weak ruler that doesn’t have the military backing him, tries to force the nobility and wealthy to conform to a chivalric code and put aside their … Continue reading

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March 22, 1621

On March 22, 1621, Hugo Grotius (Also known as Hugo de Groot) was being held in prison in the Lowevenstein castle in the Netherlands. In 1618, he had been sentenced to life imprisonment for his heretical religious beliefs. On March … Continue reading

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