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3/23/2020 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - March 23

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Today in History in 1775 Patrick Henry proclaimed "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favor of Virginian troops joining U.S. Revolutionary war; and in 1983 Barney Clark, the first artificial  heart recipient, died after 112 days at age 62.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1490 - 1st dated edition of Maimonides "Mishneh Torah" published
  • 1743 - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London
  • 1775 - Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favor of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war
  • 1919 - Moscow's Politburo/Central Committee forms
  • 1933 - Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers
  • 1945 - Largest operation in Pacific War (WWII), 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Japanese island of Okinawa

1 - Carolina Trust Bank

Famous Birthdays

  • 1645 - William Kidd, Pirate Legend From Scotland (d. 1701)
  • 1952 - Patricia Richardson, Bethesda MD, actress (Jill-Home Improvement)
  • 1953 - Chaka Khan, [Stevens], Great Lakes Il, rocker (Rufus-I am Every Woman)
  • 1976 - Keri Russell, actress (Mickey Mouse Club, Lottery, Daddy Girls)
  • 1978 - Perez Hilton, American television personality and blogger

Famous Weddings

  • 1779 - Botanist Joseph Banks (36) weds Dorothea Hugessen
  • 1923 - Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba
  • 1985 - Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley
  • 2008 - France's former first lady Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (50) weds Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias (48) in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths

  • 1983 - Barney Clark, 1st artifical heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62
  • 1985 - Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
  • 1985 - Singing Nun, commits suicide in Belgium at 52
  • 2011 - Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (b. 1932)

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