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Know what happened on 23rd March


Importance of 23rd March in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 23rd March special in the world history.

1989
Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann of the University of Utah announced that they had observed controlled nuclear fusion in a glass jar
United States
1983
US President Ronald Reagan proposed the ‘Star Wars’ defence system, using satellites to detect and destroy enemy missiles.
United States
1933
The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, effectively granting Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers over all legislation.
Germany
1928
Birth of Sir Roger Bannister, first man to run a mile in under four minutes.
Great Britain
1919
The Italian Fascist Party was founded by Benito Mussolini when he revived his former group Fasci dAzione Rivoluzionaria in order to take part in the 1919 elections
Italy
1910
Birth of Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (The Seven Samurai).
Japan
1907
Birth of Douglas Jay, intellectual politician towards the Right of the Labour party.
Great Britain
1858
Birth of Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, Nobel Prize winner .
Germany
1858
The cable streetcar was patented by Eleazer A. Gardner of Philadelphia .
United States
1857
Elisha Graves Otis installed his first elevator at 488 Broadway, New York
United States
1848
The Scottish settlers arrived on the John Wickliffe at Dunedin, New Zealand to found the province of Otago.
New Zealand
1708
James Francis Edward Stuart (the ‘Old Pretender’) made a failed attempt to land at the Firth of Forth in order to invade Scotland.
Great Britain
1645
Birth of Captain William Kidd, privateer or pirate, experts have never quite made up their mind.
Great Britain
1526
Death of the Bishop of Zamora, Antonio Osorio de Acuña, executed for supporting the revolt of the comuneros.
Spain
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