March is a glorious and painstaking month. It is a month many women celebrate internationally (March 8). It is also a month that comes in like a tiger and leaves like a lamb.
So without further ado, let’s celebrate the month of March with 10 of these most popular events in history.
1. March 2, 1978:
Vladimir Remek, a Czech, is the first non-American and non-Soviet to go into space.
With the entry of Czech Republic into European Union, he is now known as first astronaut of the EU.
2. March 3, 1861:
Alexander II signs the Emancipation Manifesto. The manifesto outlawed serfdom.
3. March 3, 2005:
Steve Fossett is the first to fly alone around the world without stops and without refueling. He flew in an air balloon for 13 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes.
4. March 4, 1519:
Herman Cortes comes to Mexico to find the Aztecs and their wealth. Killing the emperor, he besieged the capital and denied the populace food and water. With an outbreak of smallpox, the Aztec’s doom was written in stone.
5. March 15, 1917:
Nicholas II abdicates his throne in favour of his brother, who declined. The event was the end of the February Revolution.
6. March 15, 44 B.C.:
Julius Caesar is stabbed to death. Caesar transformed the Roman Republic into an Empire. He also centralized the republic, making him more of a dictator than a leader of a republic.
7. March 17, 1970:
My Lai Massacre takes place. A South Korean village is massacred, mainly women and children by the American army. 347-504 unarmed citizens died in the attack.
8. March 19, 1945:
Nero Decree is issued by Adolf Hitler, ordering the demolition of German infrastructure to avert their use by Allied forces as they penetrated deep within Germany.
9. March 30, 1842:
Anesthesia is used for the first time in surgery by Dr. Crawford Long.
10. March 31, 1951:
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of treason and sentenced to die in an electric chair. This was the first of many persecutions against Communists in USA.