It’s time to brush up on your March historical facts!
March 1, 1961 President John F. Kennedy signs executive order #10924 establishing the Peace Corps.
March 3, 1913 in Washington D.C. a women’s suffrage march was attacked by onlookers as police stood by.
March 6, 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed a “Bank Holiday” to stop panic withdrawals and the possible collapse of the American banking system.
March 11, 1941 the Lend-Lease Act began. Allowing allies to receive ships, planes, guns, ammunition, machines, raw materials, training and repair services, food and clothing. “We must be the great arsenal of democracy,” President Roosevelt declared.
March 26, 1979 The Camp David Accord, fostered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter, was signed thus ending 30 years of warfare between Israel and Egypt.
March 28, 1979 at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, uranium core in the reactor overheated due to the failure of a pump. A pressure relief valve then stuck causing the water level to plummet, threatening a meltdown.
March 31, 1968 as a result of the Vietnam war President Lyndon Johnson made a surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election.