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March 28, 845

On March 28, 845 CE, 5,000 Danish Viking went on Spring Break and occupied Paris, France. They partied like only a Viking can. They pillaged, they rampaged and they performed a little sexual assault against women, men, and the occasional … Continue reading

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March 27, 1794

On March 27, 1794, the countries of Denmark and Sweden formed a neutrality compact. They promised to not be enemies, but they didn’t promise to be friends. It was like when you go to a house-party that the Smith-Wyatts put … Continue reading

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March 26, 2015

On March 26, 2015, the body of Richard III of England was reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England. His missing body had been discovered under a parking lot in Leicester in 2012. In 2016, his ghost started communicating with a … Continue reading

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March 25, 1593

On March 25, 1593, Dutch scholar, theologian, and priest, Cornelius Loos recanted his earlier protest against the witchcraft persecution that was being carried out by the Catholic Church in Europe. He wrote a book protesting the witch hunts and questioned … Continue reading

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March 24, 1815

On March 24, 1815, the first pop group fan club was formed in America. The Handel & Hayden Society was formed in Boston, Massachusetts by Gottlieb Graupner, Thomas Smith Webb, Amasa Winchester and Matthew S. Parker to cultivate and improve … Continue reading

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March 23, 1982

On March 23, 1982, the Space Shuttle Columbia was launched into orbit. Many people don’t remember this. They remember the Space Shuttle Challenger exploding on or around this date. It didn’t. That tragedy happened on January 28, 1986, but the … Continue reading

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March 22, 1733

On March 22, 1733, mankind took the first step toward creating the perfect beverage. On this date, British scientist Joseph Priestley invented carbonated water. Unfortunately, it would take 153 years before man was ready to take the next step and … Continue reading

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March 21, 1925

On March 21, 1925, the state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. This law made it a crime for any teacher in any state-supported public school, including colleges and universities, to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the … Continue reading

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March 20, 1885

On March 20, 1885, Jan Matzeliger of Lynn, Massachusetts patented the shoe lacing machine. He’d previously patented a machine that manufactured shoes, putting thousands of gnomes out of business. When Quamorra Leathertack of the International Brotherhood of Gnomist Machinists and … Continue reading

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March 19, 1883

On March 19, 1883, Jan Matzeliger of Lynn, Massachusetts invented the first machine that manufactured entire shoes. This invention did two things. First, it made shoes much more affordable for the common man. Second, it put shoe making gnomes right … Continue reading

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