March 19, 1979: The U. S. House of Representatives begins televising its day-to-day business.
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March 19, 1917: The Supreme Court, in Wilson v. New, upholds the eight-hour workday for railroad workers.
March 31, 1908: Francis E. Leupp, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, lectured at the regular monthly meeting of the Anthropological Society in the assembly room of the Cosmos Club, where he gave “Some Sidelights on Indian Administration” to a large audience.
March 30, 1981: President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest while walking toward his limousine following a speech inside the Washington Hilton. He was rushed into surgery to remove a 22-caliber bullet from his left lung.
March 29, 1924: The C&O Canal finally ceases operating after another of many floods causes excessive damage. The Canal had been owned for many years by the B&O Railroad keeping other would be competitors from the property.
March 28, 1903: The third annual automobile show of the Washington dealers closed with the sounding of laps by the bugler and a lingering “Home, Sweet Home” by the orchestra which had been in attendance throughout the week. The Light Infantry Armory, where the autos have been on exhibition, was again crowded with an interested throng of enthusiasts, and the management announced the entire show such an encouraging success.