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Featured Collections: March

On this day... March

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March 1

1784 E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain

March 2

1819 US passed its 1st immigration law

March 3

1842 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)

March 4

1881 California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation

March 5

1872 George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains

March 6

1975 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.

March 7

1912 Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole

March 8

1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded

March 9

1988 Actress Audrey Hepburn is appointed a UNICEF Special Ambassador (Goodwill Ambassador 1989)

March 10

1864 Red River campaign begun in Louisiana by Union forces

March 11

1982 US boycotts Libyan crude oil

March 12

1642 Abel Tasman is the 1st European to sight New Zealand, viewing the north-west coast of the South Island

March 13

1918 Trotsky gains control of the Red Army

March 14

1900 US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act

March 15

1892 New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)

March 16

1882 US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross

March 17

1901 At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

March 18

1933 Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission

March 19

1918 US Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time

March 20

1944 Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupts

March 21

1924 Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US

March 22

1861 1st US nursing school chartered

March 23

1981 US Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions

March 24

1991 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

March 25

1668 1st horse race in America takes place

March 26

1982 Soap opera "Capitol" premieres

March 27

1912 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, D.C.

March 28

1854 Britain and France declare war on Russia during the Crimean War

March 29

1974 Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang

March 30

1981 US President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr.; three others are also wounded

March 31

1889 Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris. Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man made structure for 41 years.