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Posted in March on March 19, 2012 by Kent

March 19, 1979: The U. S. House of Representatives begins televising its day-to-day business.house-televised

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Posted in March, Trains on March 19, 2011 by Kent

March 19, 1917: The Supreme Court, in Wilson v. New, upholds the eight-hour workday for railroad workers.eight-hours-work-day-poster

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Posted in March on March 31, 2009 by Kent

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.cosmos-club-ca-1920

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Posted in March, Presidents on March 30, 2009 by Kent

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. reagan_shot

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Posted in March on March 29, 2009 by Kent

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.co-canal

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Posted in Automobiles, March on March 28, 2009 by Kent

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.ford_b_1904

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Posted in March, Metro on March 27, 2009 by Kent

March 27, 1976: Although the first phase of the Metro system ran 4.6 miles, 51,000 people lined up for free rides on the first day of service.metro-opening-day