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U.S. issued 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000) on the 10th of March?
Kampus Area Blog brings you mouthwatering events ranging from sports to politics, religion and entertainment that happened on this day.
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