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U.S. issued 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000) on the 10th of March?

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2015 Pakistan reinstates the death penalty for all crimes, extending a previous reinstatement only for terrorism cases; the country has had a moratorium on capital punishment since 2008 but lifted it after terrorist attacks in December 2014
2014 The world’s largest banana company is created as the Irish fruit company Fyffes merges with U.S. company Chiquita; the new company, ChiquitaFyffes, will trade on the New York Stock Exchange
2014 Kim Jong Un is re-elected as leader of North Korea with 100% of the vote; the election was the first since the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in 2011
2013 South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela is released from the hospital after having “successful” medical tests; prior reports stated he was hospitalized for a routine checkup
2013 Falkland Island residents complete the first day of a two day sovereignty referendum, determining whether the islands should remain a British overseas territory
2012 French comic artist Jean Giraud, creator of ‘Blueberry’ and numerous influential science-fiction comics, dies at 73
2012 U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins caucuses in the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam and Wyoming
2011 Lawmakers successfully pass the vote to remove nearly all collective bargaining from Wisconsin state employees
2011 The 14th Dalai Lama, head of the Tibetan exile movement, plans to retire within days
2010 Three men are detained in relation to the theft of former Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos’ corpse, December 11, 2009
2006 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit
1998 4th Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1996 22nd People’s Choice Awards: Apollo 13, Tom Hanks wins
1996 New York City Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
1995 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shite mosque, 17+ killed
1995 Chiel Meijering’s “St. Louis Blues,” premieres in Arnhem
1995 Dow-Jones hits record 4035.64
1994 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri’s funeral
1992 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole and ‘Color Me Badd’ win
1992 Sandra Seuser/Katrin Schreiter/Annet Hesselbarth/Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
1991 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
1991 Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1991 Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup
1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec)
1991 Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Schonlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05)
1990 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
1990 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova and Ponomarenko (URS)
1990 Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva and Grinkov (URS)
1990 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
1990 Lieutenant General Avril resigns as President of Haiti
1990 Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
1990 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 Avalanche at Klosters, a Swiss Ski resort, nearly kills Prince Charles
1988 New York Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night
1987 Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization and embryo transfer
1986 Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, and Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
1985 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
1985 French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
1985 Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova and O Vasiliev (URS)
1985 India beat Pakistan to win “World Championship of Cricket”
1985 Mens Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS)
1984 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
1983 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
1982 President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1982 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
1982 Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
1982 Travis Jackson and Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
1980 Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
1978 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
1977 Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
1975 “Rocky Horror Show” opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 45 performances
1975 Dog spectacles patented in England
1974 “Sextet” closes at Bijou Theater New York City after 9 performances
1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1974 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
1974 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 vs. England Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
1973 BPAA U.S. Open by Mike McGrath
1973 Morocco adopts constitution
1972 1st black U.S. political convention opens in Gary, Indiana
1972 General Lon Nol becomes President and prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
1970 Barbra Streisand records “The Singer” and “I Can Do It”
1970 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1967 Pink Floyd’s single ‘Arnold Layne’ is released in the UK
1966 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
1966 Dutch crown princess Beatrix marries Claus von Amsberg
1966 North Vietnamese capture U.S. Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
1965 Dutch Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven, get engaged
1964 U.S. reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 70 points vs. Syracuse
1962 Due to it’s no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel and move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
1960 U.S.S.R. agrees to stop nuclear testing
1959 Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth,” premieres in New York City
1959 Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
1956 General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
1956 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
1952 Military coup by general Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
1951 “Where’s Charley?” closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 56 performances
1951 FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
1949 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
1948 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
1946 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
1945 Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
1945 Japan declares Vietnam Independence
1945 Patton’s 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge’s 1st Army
1945 Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombing
1945 U.S. troops lands on Mindanao
1941 Lee MacPhail, Dodger General Manager predicts all players will wear batting helmets
1940 1st U.S. opera telecast, W2XBS, New York City, I Pagliacci
1939 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India
1934 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
1934 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis
1934 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1933 Major earthquake in Long Beach, California
1933 Nevada becomes 1st U.S. state to regulate narcotics
1931 British Labour party removes fascist Sir Oswald Mosley
1927 Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian and Slovenes
1927 Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler’s speeches
1926 Run on Belgian banks
1925 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
1922 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
1922 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg, South Africa
1920 NHL’s Quebec Bulldog Jim Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
1915 British expedition Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
1914 Suffragettes in London damages painter Rokeby’s Venus of Velasquez
1913 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
1913 William Knox, becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
1910 China ends slavery
1910 Pittsburgh Courier, begins publishing
1909 Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title
1906 1st performance of Maurice Ravel’s “Sonatine”
1906 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
1906 London Underground opens Bakeroo line (Baker Street to Waterloo Line)
1905 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
1903 Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
1902 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
1900 Battle at Driefontein, South Africa (Boers vs. British army)
1896 Bronx acquires O’Brien Square
1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18
1893 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
1893 New Mexico State University cancels it’s 1st graduation ceremony, its only graduate Sam Steele was robbed and killed the night before
1888 1st performance of Cesar Franck’s “Psyche”
1888 HW Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
1880 General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1880 Salvation Army of England sets up U.S. welfare and religious activity
1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
1874 Purdue University (Indiana) admits it’s 1st student
1865 Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads, North Carolina
1864 Grant is named commander of the Union armies
1864 Red River campaign LA
1862 Great Britain and France recognizes independence of Zanzibar
1862 U.S. issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000)
1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only U.S. president to do so
1847 1st money minted in Hawaii
1791 John Stone, Concord, Massachusetts, patents a pile driver
1791 Pope condemns France’s Civil Constitution of the clergy
1789 Franklin College founded
1734 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
1681 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
1661 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
1629 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he called it back 11 years later
1624 England declares war on Spain
1578 Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir 20,000 pounds to aid Dutch rebellion
1535 Bishop Tomas de Berlanga discovers Galapagos Islands
1526 Emperor Charles V marries princess Isabella of Portugal
418 Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire


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