January 1, 2020

Notable anniversaries in US history this month

February 2020
 

  • 245th anniversary of “An Imaginary Speech” being published, written by Benjamin Franklin about American courage on February 7, 1775 
     
  • 55th anniversary of the first American combat troops arriving in Vietnam on February 9, 1965 
     
  • 100th anniversary of perpetual Swiss Neutrality recognized on February 13, 1920
     
  • 55th anniversary of Canada adopting the Maple Leaf Flag on February 15, 1965
     
  • 200th of the Missouri Compromise being passed by the Senate on February 17, 1820 
     
  • 155th anniversary of General Sherman and his troops burning Columbia, SC on February 17, 1865 
     
  • 135th anniversary of Mark Twain publishing Huck Finn on February 18, 1885 
     
  • 90th anniversary of Clyde Tombaugh and Michael Brown discovering Pluto on February 18, 1930 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Marines invading Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 
     
  • 55th anniversary of the assination of Malcom X on February 21, 1965 
     
  • 135th anniversary of the dedication of the Washington Monument on February 21, 1885 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the flag raising at Iwo Jima on  February 23, 1945 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the US recapturing Corregidor on February 26, 1945 
     
  • 85th anniversary of Hitler establishing the Luftwaffe which was the German Air Force on February 26, 1935

 

March 2020
 

  • 55th anniversary of Operation Rolling Thunder beginning on March 2, 1965.  The operation was a sustained aerial bombardment lasting over three years
     
  • 200th anniversary of the Missouri Compromise being passed by Congress on March 3, 1820 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Finland declaring war on Germany on March 3, 1945 
     
  • 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770 
     
  • 200th anniversary of President Monroe signing the Missouri Compromise on March 6, 1820 
     
  • 55th anniversary of Marines landing at Da Nang on March 8, 1965 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Firebombing of Tokyo on March 9, 1945 
     
  • 90th anniversary of Gandhi starting his 241 mile march on March 12, 1930 
     
  • 70th anniversary of the first ever FBI “10 most wanted list” is published on March 14, 1950 
     
  • 200th anniversary of Maine entering the Union on March 15, 1820 
     
  • 170th of Nathaniel Hawthorne publishing The Scarlet Letter on March 16, 1850
     
  • 75th anniversary of Victory at Iwo Jima on March 16, 1945
     
  • 95th anniversary of the Tri-State Tornado, one of the deadliest tornadoes in US History on  March 18, 1925 
     
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville in North Carolina on March 19, 1865
     
  • 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March begins on March 21,1965
     
  • 255th anniversary of the Stamp Act on March 22, 1765
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Arab League being formed on March 22, 1945 
     
  • 245th anniversary of “Give me Liberty or Give me death” uttered by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 
     
  • 45th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh Campaign (under the 1975 Spring Offensive) launched on March 24, 1975 
     
  • 255th anniversary of the Quartering Act on March 24, 1765 
     
  • 100th anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald publishing This Side of Paradise which launched him to fame on March 26, 1920 
     
  • 245th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson elected to the Continental Congress, March 27, 1775 
     
  • 155th Appomattox begins on March 29, 1865 
     
  • 75th anniversary of General Patton securing Frankfurt on March 29, 1945 
     
  • 150th anniversary of 15th Amendment being adopted on March, 30, 1870 
     
  • 55th anniversary of U.S. Embassy in Saigon attack on March 30, 1965 
     
  • 245th anniversary of the New England Restraining Act on March 30, 1775

 

 

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