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This Day in History for April 3 – Pony Express Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1860 – The first successful United States Pony Express run begins (More info)

1882 – Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford, one of his own gang members (More info)

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This Day in History for April 2 – Pope John Paul II Dies and More

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1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida (More info)

1917 – President Woodrow Wilson asks the US Congress for a declaration of war on Germany (More info)

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This Day in History for March 30 – President Reagan Shot and More

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1842 – Anesthesia is used for the first time during surgery (More info)

1867 – US Secretary of State William H. Seward agrees to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7 million (More info)

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This Day in History for March 29 – US Troops Leave Vietnam and More

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1867 – The North America Act is passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada (More info)

1929 – Herbert Hoover becomes the first president to have a telephone installed in the Oval Office (More info)

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This Day in History for March 28 – Three Mile Island Accident and More

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1834 – President Andrew Jackson becomes the first president to be censured by Congress (More info)

1939 – The Spanish Civil War ends (More info)

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The Goliad Massacre… 1836

We are all lucky enough (those of us who live in Texas) to live in a state rich with history. For example, within just miles of Victoria, you can easily follow the path of Texas independence including Gonzales, San Jacinto, the Alamo and more. Today happens to be the 176th anniversary of the Goliad Massacre.

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This Day in History for March 27 – FDA Approves Viagra and More

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1866 – President Andrew Johnson vetoes a civil rights bill which later becomes the 14th Amendment (More info)

1912 – Japanese cherry trees are planted along the Potomac, giving rise to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC (More info)

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This Day in History for March 26 – Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty Signed and More

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1945 – The battle of Iwo Jima ends (More info)

1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty (More info)

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This Day in History for March 23 – Mussolini Founds Facist Movement and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – Patrick Henry opposes British policy by declaring, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” (More info)

1839 – The initials “O.K.” are first published in the Boston Morning Post (More info)

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This Day in History for March 22 – Hale-Bopp Comet Appears and More

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1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies (More info)

1894 – The first Stanley Cup championship game is won by the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, which triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals (More info)

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This Day in History for March 21 – Selma Civil Rights March and More

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1804 – Napoleonic Code is approved in France, giving the country its first post-revolutionary set of laws concerning property, colonial affairs, the family, and individual rights (More info)

1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners (More info)

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This Day in History for March 20 – Lennon Marries Ono and More

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1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ is published (More info)

1854 – Members of the Whig Party splinter off into a new group they call the Republican Party (More info)

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