The first Railway Suspension Bridge connecting the USA and Canada.
March 8, 1855
The locomotive London, at a speed of 8 miles per hour, is the first train to cross the new railway suspension bridge over Niagara Gorge. This bridge is the first suspension bridge in the United States.
March 3, 1885
American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates.
March 4, 1885
Grover Cleveland inaugurated as 1st Democratic president since the Civil War.
March 28, 1885
U.S. Salvation Army is officially organized.
March 4, 1905
Theodore Roosevelt delivers his Inaugural Address. At the time of the address Roosevelt had already served over three years as President. As Vice President under President William McKinley, Roosevelt took office as president when McKinley was assassinated in September, 1901.
March 17, 1905
Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt are married in New York. Franklin is the nephew of then current president Theodore Roosevelt.
March 25, 1905
All of the Confederate flags captured by Union soldiers during the Civil War are returned to the South.
March 3, 1915
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (the forerunner to NASA) is created.
March 8, 1915
The first Navy minelayer Baltimore was commissioned.
March 16, 1915
Federal Trade Commission organizes.
March 4, 1925
President Calvin Coolidges inauguration is broadcast live on 21 radio stations.
March 13, 1925
Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution in school.
March 18, 1925
Eight 60mph tornados speed through Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee killing 689 people.
March 11, 1935
Hermann Goering officially creates the German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
March 16, 1935
Adolf Hitler orders German rearmament, violating the Versailles Treaty.
March 20, 1935
Your Hit Parade debuts on radio.
March 22, 1935
Blood tests are authorized as evidence in court cases in New York.
March 2, 1945
The 8th Air Force bombs Dresden.
March 3, 1945
U.S. and Phillipine forces recapture Corregidor.
March 9, 1945
334 U.S. B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bombs.
March 12, 1945
Anne Frank, the little girl famous for the diary she kept while her family was in hiding from the Nazis, dies in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
March 22, 1945
The Arab League forms with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt.
March 23, 1945
In the largest operation in the Pacific war 1,500 U.S. Navy ships bomb Okinawa.
March 27, 1945
General Eisenhower declares German defenses on the Western Front broken.
March 3, 1955
Elvis Presley made his first television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
March 7, 1955
Peter Pan airs on television starring Mary Martin as Peter Pan.
March 15, 1955
U.S. Air Force unveils the self-guided missile.
March 25, 1955
East Germany is granted full sovereignty by their occupier, the USSR.1965
March 2, 1965
The Sound of Music opens.
March 3, 1965
U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
March 6, 1965
J.R. Willford completes the first non-stop helicopter flight across North America.
March 7, 1965
Alabama State Troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma, Alabama.
March 8, 1965
First U.S. combat forces, consisting of 3,500 Marines, arrive in Vietnam.
March 18, 1965
USSR launches Voshkod 2 and Alexei Leonov makes the first space walk lasting 20 minutes.
March 22, 1965
U.S. confirms that American troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong in Vietnam.
March 26, 1955
Ballad of Davy Crockett becomes the number 1 record in U.S.
March 3, 1965
The Temptations hit song My Girl reaches #1.
March 13, 1965
The Beatles hit single Eight Days A Week goes to #1 and stays there for two weeks.
Published in U S Legacies March 2006