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19 March

235 – Roman Empire – Emperor Alexander Severus murdered. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/alex-severus.html

1227 – Rome – Ugolino di Conti became Pope Gregory IX. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_IX

1279 – China – Battle of Yamen (Song-Yuan Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yamen

1563 – France – Edict of Amboise signed (French Wars of Religion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edict_of_Amboise

1649 – England – House of Lords abolished by act of House of Commons. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/acts-ordinances-interregnum/p24


1687 – America – René-Robert Cavelier de la Salle murdered. https://youtu.be/9xiyABlAS9g https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9-Robert_Cavelier,_Sieur_de_La_Salle

1721 – Rome – Pope Clement XI died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_XI

1863 – USA – SS Georgiana sank (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Georgiana


1865 – USA – Battle of Bentonville began (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/XbEFTrYkraY  http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/bentonville.html

1918 – USA – Time zones established. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Time_Act

1921 – Ireland – Crossbarry Ambush (Irish War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossbarry_Ambush

1929 – USA – Ford Motor Company plane crashed at Dearborn, MI, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19290319-0

1931 – USA – Gambling legalized in Nevada. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nevada-legalizes-gambling


1932 – Australia – Sydney Harbour Bridge opened. https://youtu.be/bb7utwN12WM  https://youtu.be/JPQ7CzVHdMs  http://www.sydneyharbourbridge.info/


1941 – USA – 99th Pursuit Squadron (Tuskegee Airmen) first African American unit, activated (WWII). https://youtu.be/zv4HtBaKKXs  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_Airmen

1944 – Hungary – Occupied by Nazi forces (WWII).


1945 – Japan – USS Franklin aircraft carrier hit by dive bomber, 724 killed. https://youtu.be/qTAViMX-w6c  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Franklin_(CV-13)

1945 – Germany – Hitler ordered all industries, military installations, shops, transport and communication facilities to be destroyed (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero_Decree

1945 – USA – USAAF plane crashed off Rock Harbour, FL, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450319-0

1945 – Pacific Ocean – US Navy plane missing, 17 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450319-5

1946 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Hobard Mills, CA, 26 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460319-0

1947 – Colombia – TACA plane crashed between Bogota & Bucaramanga, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470319

1951 – UK – RAF plane crashed at Strubby RAF Station, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510319-1

1954 – Poland – LOT plane crashed near Gruszowice, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540319-0

1954 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Lothian, MD, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540319-1

1958 – USA – Monarch Underwear Company fire, New York, 24 dead. http://www3.gendisasters.com/new-york/3472/new-york-city,-ny-factory-fire-fourth-floor,-mar-1958

1962 – Algeria – Algerian War of Independence ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_War

1965 – USA – Wreck of Confederate Cruiser SS Georgiana discovered. http://shipwrecks.com/discovery-of-the-georgiana/


1969 – UK – TV mast at Emley Moor, Kirklees, collapsed due to ice build-up. https://youtu.be/g1et8tvkizQ http://www.thebigtower.com/live/EmleyMoor/Index.htm

1972 – Yemen – EgyptAir Flight 763 crashed near Aden International Airport, 30 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720319-3

1994 – Norway – Paralympic VI Winter Games Closing Ceremony in Lillehammer. https://www.paralympic.org/lillehammer-1994

1998 – Afghanistan – Ariana Afghan Airlines plane crashed into Sharki Baratayi Mountain, 45 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19980319-0

2004 – Finland – A truck and bus crashed in Äänekoski, 24 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konginkangas_bus_disaster

2004 – Taiwan – 3-19 Shooting Incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-19_shooting_incident

2006 – Italy – Paralympic IX Winter Games Closing Ceremony in Torino. https://www.paralympic.org/torino-2006

2009 – Tonga – Earthquake measuring 7.6Mw. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Tonga_earthquake

2011 – Libya – Operation Harmattan began (Libyan Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Op%C3%A9ration_Harmattan

2013 – Iraq – Bombs exploded in Baghdad, 98 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21840718

2015 – Yemen – Al-Qaeda Insurgency in Yemen ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda_insurgency_in_Yemen

2016 – Russia – Flydubai Flight 981 crashed at Rostov Airport, 62 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160319-0

2016 – Turkey – Istanbul Bombing, 5 killed. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/19/istanbul-hit-by-deadly-bomb-attack

York

1642 – Charles I in York till 16 Aug, stayed at Sir Arthur Ingrams’ house. http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/king-and-court-in-york

1768 – Leonard Howson was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1821 – William Thompson was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1891 – Enthronement of William Connor Magee as Archbishop of York. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Magee_(archbishop_of_York)