What does the Peace Corps, Three Mile Island, and the Women’s Suffrage March all have in common? These are all important historical events that happened in March. Take a quick March history lesson right here.
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, 1836, the Alamo fell after 13 days of fighting.
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, “We must be the great arsenal of democracy,” President Roosevelt declared and the Lend-Lease program began. Allowing allies to receive ships, planes, guns, ammunition, machines, raw materials, training and repair services, food and clothing.
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, Presiden Lyndon Johnson made a surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election.