Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 19

  • March 19, 1279
    Kublai Khan completes the Mongol conquest of China and ends Song Dynasty after victory at the Battle of Yamen
  • March 19, 1563
    The Edict of Amboise grants limited rights for Huguenots and ends the First War of Religion in France
  • March 19, 1628
    Massachusetts Bay Colony colony is founded by English Puritan
  • March 19, 1661
    English occupy St. Andrew Island, known as Kunta Kinteh Island, and other Courlander possessions in Gambia
  • March 19, 1812
    Spanish Cortes passes a liberal constitution under a hereditary monarch, establishing the principles of universal male suffrage, national sovereignty, constitutional monarchy and freedom of the press
  • March 19, 1856
    The Electoral Act of the Colony of Victoria, Australia, enacts the first law requiring parliamentary election by secret ballot vote
  • March 19, 1882
    Construction of Sagrada Familia, a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain, has commenced, initially designed by architect Francisco de Paula del Villar and later radically redesigned by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi
  • March 19, 1920
    United States Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for second time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant and maintaining isolation policy
  • March 19, 1944
    German troops enter Budapest, Hungary
  • March 19, 1967
    French Somaliland, or Djibouti, votes to continue association with France
  • March 19, 1978
    50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
  • March 19, 2003
    The first American cruise missiles and stealth bombers strike targets in Baghdad beginning Iraq War following United States President George Bush's 48-hour mandate for President Saddam Hussein and his sons to exit from Iraq
  • March 19, 2011
    In light of continuing attacks on Libyan rebels by forces in support of leader Muammar Gaddafi, military intervention authorized under United Nations Security Council resolution 1973 begins as French fighter jets make reconnaissance flights over Libya

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